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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.


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 (901) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 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 (4968) - 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 (1716) - 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 (3053) - 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 (633) - Toronto, 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 (536) - 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 (3255) - 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 (1016) - 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.


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