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Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Smoked
Campbellford, Canada

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our Holy Smoke is a peat-smoked scotch ale. This 6.25% abv ale is dark and malty, and is enhanced with smoked whisky malt straight from Scotland.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
Nice smokey nose, good mouthfeel, almost like Bamberg malt (Schenkerla) with spome acidic points, nice bitterness in the end, nice balance...much more interesting than Northumberland

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
Draught at Cloak & Dagger, Toronto, Ont. I thought my night of tasting new beers was over after my Friends show we hit this bar down the street on College and they had this on tap I was quite surprised to find something new. Dark amber light brown head. Slight roastedness. Dry carbonation mouth feel. Slight roastedness, malt and smokiness in the flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 2008-05-03. Very dark brown not quite black body with decent creamy beige head. (3+) Aroma of mild peat smoke accented malt, sweet underlying character with light coffee-mocha hints. Flavour has less of the smokey peat than I recall, bringing into levels that are not nearly as dominant as in many other smoked beers - to its benefit in my opion. The peat plays nicely with a malty base that has hints of coffee roast underlying it. Average to medium bodied palate.(3+) Less assertive but more quaffable than I recall. Considering I typically hate smoke with a passion, I suppose thats pretty complimentary! 7/4/7/3/13 - 3.4 On tap at the brewery, Spring Revival <P>August 2003. Bottle. Blackout Beer #2! Roastiness and smoke in the aroma. Slight chocolaty notes at times. Dark ruby colour with a thin tan head. Bottle might have been a bit off. Will have to re-rate at some point. 5/3/5/3/11 - 2.7

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
Tasted at TFOB. Brown colour. Slight head in the glass. Aroma of smoked meat - pork scent especially. Taste of slightly smoked wood.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
Rich ruby-brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of wood, malt and (of course) smoke. The body is a bit on the light side, but once the peaty smoked flavour kicks in, that's the least of your worries. It's not the most perfectly balanced beer I've ever had, but that whisky-like smoke flavour just warms my tummy every time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
A unique ale from Church-Key. Combines peat smoked malt with crystal malt to give a smokey-sweet beer. Only negative is the finish which disappears far too quickly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2368) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 Deep red in colour. Slightly smokey aroma. Flavour was of caramel, burnt nuts and was smokey at first and then it got really sweet. It was an interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
Mahogany, lightly smoky aroma, some butterscotch and berries. A burst of smoke at first sip, caramel. Nice smoky, almost burnt finish. Since I wasn't expecting anything I was quite pleased. Thanks to Captain Flurries.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4613) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
(Draught) Served ICE cold at the Lounge in Picton, Ontario. Pours a nice almond head with an opaque black body. Near odorless at this temperature; slight mellow malt. Flavours of smooth, fair sweetness with slight roast malt. Clean finish. Surprisingly light. Very enjoyable!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
Dark, brown appearance with a smoky aroma and flavour. Roasted malt comes through in the finish. Comes through as a decent drinkable brew.


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