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RATINGS: 200   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 Angel’s Envy Bourbon Barrels to give an intense caramel, vanilla and whiskey flavor.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (335) - Askim, - MAY 8, 2013
A very good peaty smoked beer. Their is something else in the flavour except for the regular peat which make it complex and interesting. A good beer!


3.6
kaserov (1103) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2018
Color anaranjado, ligeramente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor y buena retención. Carbonatación excesiva de inicio, luego se relaja y es más coherente. Textura acuosa y efervescente de inicio, luego un ligero chispeo en boca. Aroma fuerte a turba, malta ahumada, barbacoa, chimenea, yodo. En boca hay turba, carbón, bacon, yodo, alga marina. No suelo dedicarme a lamer chimeneas una vez que el fuego se ha extinguido, pero supongo que el sabor será similar, con un toque marino de yodo. Algo de fruta difusa también se capta en boca, pero es una simple nota por debajo de lo demás, no sé si será cosa de la barrica, para la cual no encuentro mucho fundamento, todo hay que decirlo. Final muy ahumado, con un postgusto estilo whiskies de Islay que mete miedo. Humo y madera ardiendo en boca entre trago y trago. No quiero volverme excesivamente poético... Muy bien como concepto y muy buena realización del concepto.

3.8
BelgianBeerGal (4246) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Bottle from Hop City Midtown. it was almost a gusher on opening but the wonderful wax covering kept the cap on for me. Pours out a murky orange color with a long-lasting khaki head. The aroma is straight barbecue and malt. The flavor is lightly sweet with tons of peat smoke. There is also a good streak of bourbon in it. Enjoyable.

4.1
yoxik75 (458) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 14, 2017
Po otwarciu piana wylata gaszing. kolor mętne zlotu. Aromat bardzo przyjemna ogniskowa, kiełbasiana wędzonka, lekko dziko, bretowo, estry i nuty kwaskowe. Zapach złożony bardzo przyjemny. Smak tutaj wędzonka również wyraźna, są pozostałe smaki wyczute z aromatu, dochodzą taniny, dębina, lekko wanilia. Piwo pełne, gładkie, lekkie w odczuciu z ukrytym alkoholem wyczuwalnym wyższym nagazowaniem, Gaszing i wyższe nagazowanie jest chyba niezamierzonym działaniem dzikich drożdży ale uważam że to wzbogaciło smak tego piwa, leżakowanie pomogło. Jako całość Bardzo Dobre, złożona, smaki grają.

3.6
melush (4961) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2017
65cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d'Uixo, Spain Dark amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, smoked bacon, bourbon. Taste is malt, smoked bacon, caramel, bourbon, oak. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

3.7
Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2017
Tap @ Cardinal. More than less a clear, deep golden body under a small, tan head. Strong and distinct aroma of smoke and peat without being too overwhelming. Flavor is quite sweet malt, smoke, peat, cured meat, dry sausage and light bourbon at the end. Fine balanced body and long lasting aftertaste. Surprisingly pleasant after a few sips after the first impression. A solid, and nice sipper.

1.9
koleminer20 (4171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Enjoyed at a share at Corbet’s house on July 10. 22 oz bottle. Enjoy is a great stretch here. Something happened to this beer. The pour is a darker orangey brown color with a light khaki colored head and a couple spots of lace as it almost fizzles away. The aroma is interesting. There is a light smokiness and then a heavy, heavy Band-Aid. This is just awful. And now the Band-Aid is the only detectable item. The flavor almost induces a gag reflex. It’s sharp, hot, smoky, and just full of Band-Aid. The mouth feel is crisp and has a bright carbonation with a lingering terrible aftertaste. Whoa. This is just bad. 4 3 2 2 8

3.5
Desverger (13711) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen (11/02/2017) - amber pour with off white head. Toasted and smoked malty aroma and taste with notes of caramel, toffee, some charred and smoked notes, bourbon soaked wooden accents into the finish.

3.2
Holmen1 (6651) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2017
Fra fat på Mi2 Cardinal, mai-17: uklar gylden med flott skum som varer. Torvrøyk (men ikke så mye at det blir ubehagelig påtrengende), karamell og gule epler.

3.7
Holmen2 (4296) - 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
Sigmund (8025) - 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 it’s 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.


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