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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft at Jerrys. Light amber with good, foamy, off-white head / Restrained, elegant nose of smoke, pine, and caramel / Light to medium body, dry, excellent balance and lightly bitter finish, alcohol well masked / Stylish flavors of smoked ham, orange, pine, and caramel / Not usually a fan of these, but this one is terrific.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5699) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017
Fra fat p Mi2 Cardinal, mai-17: uklar gylden med flott skum som varer. Torvryk (men ikke s mye at det blir ubehagelig ptrengende), karamell og gule epler.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (3520) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2017
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 08.05.17. Slightly hazy pale orange. Smoke and whisky in aroma and taste. Good!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (7315) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2017
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar; Stavanger. Orange to brown colour, small white head. Aroma of peat and beechwood smoked malts, also smoked salt (when you know its there). Medium dry flavour, distinct notes of said smoked ingredients. Hints of bourbon barrel in the finish. Not really my cup of tea, but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2017
650 ml. is a slow gusher. Hazy amber with a creamy film of foam. Aroma is smoked meat and caramel with a bit of citrus and bandage gauze. Flavors of apple brandy, peat smoke and a touch of Band-Aid. Medium-heavy body has medium-high, unsettling carbonation and shows a bit too much booze for 8.5%

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1447) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2017 On tap at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Pours hazy light amber with white head. Aroma of smoke, medicine, alcohol, bread, whisky, vanilla, caramel. Taste very sweet with smoked saltiness. Some alcoholic warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Draft... Pours clear and amber with copper highlights and a small, wispy, white head. All kinds of smokiness going on in the aroma - bacon and smoked Gouda are featured. Full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet (slightly more bitter than sweet) and super smoky. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (945) - HONG KONG - FEB 5, 2017
Hazy orange/amber with a soapy cream head. Strong smoke and bourbon on the nose. Taste confirms the smokey malts character, with caramel, wood and bourbon. Some fruits, like ripe dates and figs. Soft carbonation, quite smooth and creamy. Very well made ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4210) - 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 (2262) - 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 (512) - 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.


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