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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.


CapFlu's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, - MAR 8, 2014
Beautiful creamy white head atop a deep mahogany coloured body. Nose of smoke, jerky. Somewhat cola flavoured and him but a solid ash background with some BBQ pork lingering. Pretty nice. 650ml bottle purchased at Cascadia Liquor (Quadra).


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GRM (3302) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, from and with Chad Francis (thank you!), savoured in October 2014; eye: ruby, clear, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: malt, caramel, water, light smoke; mouth: malt, caramel, water, light smoke, light peat, lightly acrid finale with presence of smoke, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, de et avec Chad Francis (thank you!), savourée en octobre 2014; œil : rubis, limpide, petite couverture de mousse beige; nez : malt, caramel, eau, léger fumé; bouche : malt, caramel, eau, léger fumé, léger tourbe, finale légèrement âcre avec présence de fumé, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours light copper with a small white top. Aroma is light smoke, sweet oak and whiskey and vanilla. Taste is surprisingly quite light on the smoke and peat, sweetness coming from the whiskey barrels and a little dry from the oak. Thanks to Reimer for this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1727) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours clear brown with some head and lacing. Nose is caramel and almost scotch. Flavours are caramel, light smoke/peat, some earthy bitterness. Taste is med sweet, light bitter. Medium body, somewhat creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Canadians. Pours clear brown. White head. Nose/taste of oak, smoked, touch of peat whiskey, black pepper, brown sugar and light bacon smoke. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle - Toffee, chocolate and no smoke I can sense. Clear maroon, with a brown head. Little bacon and smoke, lots of caramel and toffee, chocolate and a long finish. Well rounded and mellow, but not as smokey as I would like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7991) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle, shared at the lake with Parksy, May long weekend. Amber gold, very pleasant balance between grains, sweet barrel, and campfire smoke. Extremely drinkable, full flavoured, with no single component dominating. A tame rauch, tame barrel, but just really enjoyable, exceeding my expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Light brown, hint of smoke in the nose, bit of the whiskey, caramel malts. Fairly smoky, some husky malts with a toasty, caramelly character. Maybe even a hint of chocolate. Good beer, nothing stands out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Beautiful dark amber to mahogany color, clear, with generous compact head. Delicate but persistent aroma of smoke, peat, wood, acidulated milk, roasted nuts. The mouthfeel is off-dry but quite smooth; the caramel flavor is delicate, layered with peat and some schinken, some milk cream, a bit nutty too; rather low bitterness, and weak final.
Pleasant Rauchbier, but timid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (597) - - MAR 31, 2014
650ml bottle. Blackish brown with bubbly tan head. Smoked peat, burnt oak, toast, roasted ham, pepper, hint of vanilla. Good sweet/bitter balance. Medium-bodied, borderline creamy. Very nice.


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