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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Smoked
Victoria, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Naturally smoked malt highlights this seasonal "rauch" (meaning "smoke" in German), aged in wet whiskey barrels, sweet peat flavors, blend with vanilla and candied brown sugar, finishing with a hint of black pepper and a wisp of smoke.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (974) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a clear deep copperish/brown with an average sized long lasting dull white head that leaves pretty good amounts of lace. Aroma is smoke, vanilla, oak, peat, and some sweet brown sugar like notes. Taste is whiskey, peaty, smoke, brown sugar, vanilla notes mild bitterness and oak. Love smoked beers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Reddish brown por, quite a large beige cap, very creamy and sticky foam. Aroma has a bit of chocolate malt and some smoke and wood hints. Taste has wood, smoke, roast. Finishes with some smoke and roast. Overall, a nicely done brew. Alcohol stays in check, smoke notes are nice, but could be stronger. Worth checking out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (696) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma is a smokey peat aroma some sweetness to it.Taste is rich maltiness with a spiciness from the barrel aging.Pours a dark clear amber body witha creamy pearl head with excellent retention.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
650mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of light smoke and dry bready malts. Flavour is much smokies than the nose suggests, drowning out whatever else is there - maybe some bready caramel malt. Dry smoky finish with low sweetness. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
nice heavy thick smokey smell pours dark dark brown with a tan head that is lively and brings out even more smokiness scent taste is one hundred percent with just the right levels of smokiness reminds me of the campfire smell your clothes absorb so good also great to cook with

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoky with some peat and vanilla. Taste is malty sweet with some hop bitterness finishing with some smoke and peppery notes. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A pretty nice smoked ale that I recommend for others to try.


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