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

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RATINGS: 186   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3281) - Candiac, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Bouteille 650ml. De couleur brune très foncée et quasi-opaque. Nez de malt rôti, terreux et fumé (cigarette, tourbe), léger de chocolat noir avec des notes de fruits (petits fruits rouges), de caramel et de café. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture aux notes crémeuses. Léger goût fruité (petits fruits rouges et foncés légèrement acides) avec des notes de chocolat (petites notes lactiques) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel s’enchaîne rapidement un goût de malt moyennement rôti et fumé (tourbe, traces de cigarette) avec un léger goût de caramel terreux puis en finale l’on retrouve des notes de café et de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen-long, légèrement amer de rôti, légèrement fumé avec des notes de chocolat ainsi que des traces de houblon herbeux et de fruits (petits fruits).

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
terrybail (660) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle shared with steve Ahhh it would seem smoked beers are not to my liking at all Lots of smoke and smoke and ash

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hungarian_G (90) - - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Pours a deep black with a reddish tint. Thin deep tan head that recedes into a barely there ring around the glass; no lacing. Aroma of smoke, dark roasted coffee and some malty characteristics. Taste is peat smoke up front, but it is well balanced with burnt sugar, bitter coffee and some hoppy bitterness. Smoky, but not overly so. High CO2 and quick bitter, slightly smoky and somewhat oily finish with a hint of astringent alcohol. Not my usual brew, but a nice change... wish it came in a smaller bottle because 650ml is a little much for one session. Still,a nice brew.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Not a big fan of this one. I thought I would like the "smokey" taste, but the peat taste is too overwhelming. Not a horrible beer, but far from being a favorite.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
manutd5 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Holy smoke is one of the most unique beers I’ve had and it’s local to boot! It’s a nice, heavy ale with such a unique smokey flavor. It’s not a beer to have too many of. But 2-3 of them to sip on and savour can’t be beat!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
650mL bomber from the Lickbow. Pours a brownish amber with a tiny beige surface film. The aroma is pleasant enough, some vague caramalts underneath some decent smoke, but no peat and nothing else that reminds me of whisky. Flavour is alright, some sweet indistinct malts and complimenting smoke, but with a sour acidic finish, though not in an infected sort of way, more of a poorly made kind of way. Feels light on the palate despite the ABV, in fact it’s a bit too carbonated for my liking. This is an okay beer but honestly, I’ve come to expect disappointment from this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sixx (26) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
smoke, minimal head, black, medium bitterness, umami, full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
It pours ruby with deep mahogany highlights; the head is light beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: peat, bacon, wood-smoke (hickory), and cracker. The taste is light sweet that finishes light umami; there are notes of: charcoal, peat, and bread. The palate is light-medium bodied, watery, light carbonation, and a medium finish. Overall, the body doesn’t support the heavy smoke flavour.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kevinsenn (1125) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Bomber from LCBO. Pours deep clear brown, with a head that dissipates quickly into thin lacing. Aroma is... smoke. Think campfire. There’s a little whisky and molasses in there too. Taste is smoky up front, weak and watery at the end. This was not for me - sadly, it was a drain-pour.


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