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

bottled
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on tap
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (878) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle to flute Roasted malts, chocolate, and chipotle. Dark chocolate brown with a thin creamy tan head. Taste is malty and smoky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle - Roasted malts, peat and some chocolate. Jet black with a thin white head. Wow, all sweet peat, some smoke and some nice chocolaty malts. Although this is a peat BOMB, it is nicely balanced and doesn’t taste like I am sucking a barrel. I am a fan.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
NIce pitch black body with modest beige head on top. Aroma is all heated shoe leather and peat, lots of peat like a scotch. Flavour is animal hair with all that peat coming through with a peaty finish. Did I mention the peat yet? This is a common problem I find with the "smoked" style, way too much smoked without enough other nuances showing through. That said, it’s still a decent beer and highly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Bomber from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB JAN 03 13.

App.: Deep brown with a pretty nice light mocha head. Aroma: Lots of peaty smoke, a touch of campfire/meat smoke, good dark malt support, some brown sugar and treacle, very light roasted notes, the smoke is prominent but nicely integrated. Palate: Medium+ body, limited effervescence, smooth and slightly powdery. Flav.: A little more rich maltiness than the nose, still plenty of smoke, peat, light campfire, brown sugar, a little molasses, a touch of dark chocolate/cocoa, balanced; dry with gentle bitterness and a fairly long, smoky and deeply malty finish.

Fairly successful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Ash black pour with thin smokey cap (sorry couldn’t resist). The kind of beer that frees the mind so the ass can follow. Leather & slow BBQ on the nose. Less scotch; more southern fried. Makes me wanna road trip to this brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (490) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Not a big fan of smoked beer, but I’ll admit that this one is interesting and not bad. Deep brown/black colour. Some chocolate in the nose. Nice texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Une bouteille de 650ml peinte. Best before june 08 13. Belle trouvaille de Patrick. Bière brune avec des reflets rouges. La mousse a une belle tenue. Le premier nez est chocolaté avec des notes fumées en sourdine. La texture en bouche est agréable. C’est facile à boire. Les notes fumées ne sont pas trop agressantes. La finale sur le malt à la tourbe est agréable. Peu de trace d’iode, c’est bien. Un produit simple mais efficace et facile à boire.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Deep red color but clear. Single finger head. Aroma of grain with a hint of smoke and toffee. Mouth is slightly creamy. Taste has some aspects of a peaty scotch. Bitter smokey finish. Pretty nice if you like peaty scotches from Islay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bretteux (173) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Le liquide est brun-noir,opaque avec un col mince et un anneau de mousse.Au nez, terreux, iode , fumé (style viande).Au goût,le liquide est mince,légèrement fumé avec une fin caramélisé au palais.Une bière dans le genre scoth ale fumé somme tout bien réussi !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Une bouteille de 65 cl meilleure avant le 8 juin 2013. Un scotch (?) bien foncé et son anneau de mousse. Un nez de tourbe, de terre chaude et salée avec des grains cendrés et rôtis. Des saveurs qui vont dans la même direction. Un constat: la structure maltée n’est pas celle que je retrouve ordinairement dans ce style. Un corps plutôt faible avec un pétillement modéré et une texture qui n’est pas aqueuse. Une finale qui propose la rencontre entre des notes amères et une fumée légère. Un concept intéressant pour ceux et celles qui désirent explorer les bières fumées.


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