RateBeer
overall
75
54
style
Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Smoked
Campbellford, Canada

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (450) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
noise bubbly head that disapers. Smoked smell and spice from bottle. Kinda cola like smell and smoke smoked smell in glass. Black wth some brown kinda looks like cola. Taste watery, sourish, some peat smoked taste and it kinda drys out and leaves a little burn in belly. Heavie bodied. Some sips r like a watery ale with a little peat smoke. Some sips r like a watery stout w/ a little chocolate and some peat smoke. Nothing bad, but has some flaw’s. Could use some changes to it. Cheer’s.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Canmoore (285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque dark amber, with a medium white head. Aroma is quite muted, with some notes of chocolate and liquorice. Tasting notes include lots of chocolate, some peat, and liquorice. The palate is a little thin, and very little smokey character. This beer bills itself as a Scottish smoked peat ale, but it tastes more like a watery imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap at the Only Cafe during the FM tap take over. Medium brown with tan head. More smoke on the palate then the nose moderate body and carbonation, meaty, fresh, and an acquired taste but I quite enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Liquide rouge-brun très foncée et plutôt opaque, col de mousse persistant à la périphérie du verre. Odeurs de boisé, de vin et de caramel, mais assez peu de fumé. Celui-ci se détecte enfin en bouche, modérément d’abord, puis c’est le seul arôme qui reste, après la lente disparition des malts (caramel, sucre d’orge). Elle est un peu aqueuse, surprenant pour une scotch ale, mais possède une belle complexité et demeure agréable malgré des notes un peu timides.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (983) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
bottle from lcbo A: smoky, caramel, leather. App: close to black no head. t/p: full body with sweet finish of average duration. rather soft carbonation. o: pleasantly surprise. not a big fan of smoked beer but this one worked for me.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
defothebunt (21) - - DEC 21, 2013
Definite smoke aroma and flavour. Poured dark with a slight frothy head. Smooth and clean to sip on. No aftertaste. Looking forward to enjoying more in the summer with a slow roasted rack of ribs.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Bière de couleur noire intense avec un couleur beige plus ou moins durable. Nez intense de fumée et de malt grillée. En bouche la fumée prend beaucoup trop de place le malt grillée est timide. Je n’est pas vraiment ce style de bière scocth Ale fumée...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (573) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
650ml bottle. A very dark ruby body, medium latte head without any lacing a noticeable retention. Aroma of roasted malt, lightly on the peat side, licorice, dark chocolate, nuts and iodine. Taste of sweet smoky malt, again lightly on the peat side, nutty, some herbs, almost no bitterness, iodine. Light but enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (418) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a one finger beige head. Nose is chocolate and a peaty smoke. The smoke is definitely prominent but not overpowering. Sweet chocolate and caramel but also an underlying bitterness. Mouth is much thinner than the look would imply and maybe a litlle over carbonated. Quite nice overall,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
Pour with a fine bubbled and cream coloured head. It also has clearish dark brown colour. Given the style of beer the aroma is fairly muted (from over-filtration i pressume). there is a hickcory and smoke aroma with hints of chocolate, nut and roast. On the palate is has a little bit of a creamy texture, but overall this is a watery brew and has more almonds and chocolate flavours than smoke and hickory that i’d expect given the style. If this beer was in a flight of smoked beers this one would be one of the more forgetful brews. Meh, okay beer but rather bland.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 19


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50