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

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (738) - 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 (1462) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7382) - 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..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (371) - 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

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 (284) - 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 (10) - Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
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.


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