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

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RATINGS: 175   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dick_Dastardly (7) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Excellent dark pour with tan head. The smokey aroma is at first overwhelming, but settles nicely. Enjoyed this with a couple of smoked Porterhouse steaks and found it to be quite enhancing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tompete (207) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours a deep chocolatey brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is of roast malts and peat smoke, but very well done. Flavour is rich and slighly sweet with darker crystal malts and peat. Finish is sweet grains and very smooth. Really well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
pours a dark colour with a medium size head. aroma is peat malts. flavour is mostly peat malt the a light caramel biscuit malts

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma has light peaty smell. Biscuity, malty taste with a bit of peat and hops coming through but not strongly. Could do with a bit more body for a strong dark beer like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buckwheat13 (9) - Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013 does not count
For some reason, it reminds me of a watered down version of Iceland’s Lava stout. Peaty, smoky, body is lacking somewhat, but then again, I shouldn’t compare apples and oranges, this is not a smoked imperial stout, it’s a smoked Scotch ale. Not quite veering towards rauchbier, but kind of in between.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
Pours motor oil black with a thin lightly off white cap. The aroma is smoke, bit of old desk drawer, leather, very smokey though. The flavour is sweet malty, bit of chocolate, touch of caramel, smokiness is prevalent throughout. It’s not super complex, but It is what it is, and I enjoy it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Dark brown colour. Aroma is liquid hickory smoke. Taste is more liquid smoke, plus some kind of peaty, mulchy, almost off meat kind of thing. Thick body. Not a beer for me to drink, but it might make a good addition to a BBQ marinade or some other culinary use. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niall73 (1403) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown colour. Malty, treacly, smoky, boozy aroma. It's not for me, it's got the smoke the whisky, dark fruits, treacle and malt but it has an odd old fusty aftertaste which isn't pleasant. Nah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a reddish brown from bottle with a thick cafe au lait coloured head that diminishes to a thin surface film rather quickly, leaving heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma is smokey, like a chipotle pepper leather, wood and cocoa with a bit of underlying treacle. Mouth feel is medium bodied with little carbonation. Taste is sweet toasty malts up front with a long smoky and cocoa finish. This is not something I would want to drink every day, but it is an interesting and tasty change from the ordinary.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Strangebrewer (836) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Poured opaque very dark brown with a thin off-white head. All I can smell in the aroma is smoke. Medium crisp mouthfeel with a tart finish. Flavour of hickory liquid smoke. I Couldn’t finish the whole bomber.


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