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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Truly a ground breaking beer, this Barrel aged Rauchbier was an attempt to replicate the flavors present in Islay Scotch Whiskey. We used Munich malt as a base and added copious amounts of Beechwood and Peat smoked malt, which provides the intense smoky and earthy peat flavors found in Scotch. Then the addition of Alderwood smoked salt lends a crisp brininess that is reminiscent of the sea air in the Islay region of Scotland. Aged in used Angels Envy Bourbon Barrels to give an intense caramel, vanilla and whiskey flavor.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4017) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. It poured a dark orange almost brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of toasted malts, vanilla, smoke, bourbon, caramel and dried fruits. The taste was similar with more malts, vanilla, caramel, fruits and bourbon. The smoke was pretty decent all the way through. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1702) - rhus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2016
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svartvit (210) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours a hazy Amber with an off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel sweetness, smoke, vanilla and some oak. Taste is heavy on the smoke and peat but retains that fudgy sweetness. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7334) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2016
Appearance: Hazed caramel color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Decent intensity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, bready, ham and some smoke.
Overall impression: Decent mild smoked ale.
Personal stats: On tap at Schouskjelleren in Oslo, Norway

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1823) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Pours a completely cloudy orange-caramel with a large white head. Smoky nose. Fizzy mouthfeel. Smoky and fruity flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (1456) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2016
-clear red with white head- smoke, earthy and malty. Rough, fireplace and dry. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1598) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (842) - - OCT 14, 2016
Draft. Aroma of manhattan. Flavors follow nose, only with less sweetness than aroma would indicate. Lots of Scotch flavor but not a lot of smoke. Increasing raisin as it warms. Hides ABV well. Really wonderful.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2016
22oz wax dipped bottle drank at Havana for the Vikes Giants game. Poured a thinner looking clear light brown with a smaller foamy eggshell head. Aroma/flavor of campfire, whiskey, smoked pork, medium toast, vanilla and wood. Thinner body with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Interesting to say the least.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3648) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Tap at Rattle had my eye on this awhile but knew I didnt want whole bottle so glad I could finally get flight sized portion. Hazed brownish yellow small head. Nose is peat and meat. Tastes of meaty ham, peat smoke, vanilla, and slick rubbing alcohol. I love Islay scotch with all my heart but smoke beers just dont work in general for me but alas knock out the Rauchbiers in case it ever becomes a style here on RB.


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