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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige head, soem retention and lacing. peat upfront, shy nutty and fruity toasted malts - then again maybe just overshadowed by peated malts, few roasted grains, earthiness, saltiness, almost some iodine, few woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, light body - tad weak, bold peaty-earthy finish. ok with barbecued merguez and steak, otherwise a tad too peated..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (248) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Strong scent of smoke and bbq. Pours near black with amber hues. Lighter body than expected but still substantial. Flavours of peaty scotch, caramel, malt and ribs. Great beer for sipping and would definitely buy again

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tompete (217) - 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.

   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

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1155) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niall73 (1871) - 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

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