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


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

rwgould's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 10, 2012
First had this on tap at WVRST when someone said it was a scotch ale. Turns out its much more of a rauchbier. Didn’t enjoy it much then, but now that my expectations are different, here we go: 650ml bottle from the LCBO, served in a pint glass. Appearance: Dark black liquid, really fine, beige head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: Smoke, pepperoni, malt, tobacco, maybe a faint hint of scotch or maybe it’s just my imagination. There’s some sweetness in the aroma, for sure. Palate: Medium bodied, fairly fizzy and smooth, slightly dryer finish, lingering aftertaste. Taste: Very sweet, nice long finish. Very smokey, but not overwhelmingly so (like most rauchbiers). The scotch flavour is really weak and mostly only comes out in the aftertaste, where it’s a bit of a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (318) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours murky brown with a beige head. Has a aroma of smoke up front with carmel malts and grains in the background. Body is on the light side, but it’s stll smooth and clean with a smoke taste that lingers. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
A nice roasted malt and smoke aroma. However, the taste is lacking and it comes off very watery. I wish this beer was a little fuller on the flavour front.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Fishingguy1234 (11) - - MAR 19, 2016
An absolutely abysmal beer. Smells and tastes like what manure smells like. Was not enjoyable at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
Bomber from the LCBO. Pours a dark reddish mahogany with beige head. Nose is malty, caramel and smoky grain. Taste is much of the same. Smooth, smoke is present but not overwhelming. Roasted malt, caramel, cola. Medium finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright, dark reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoke; balanced flavour with a medium long, light sour and sweetish flavour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
mattsylvain (1) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
Not a big fan of the smokey flavour. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but a little overpowering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottled. The body is dark brown, with beige big head. The aroma has some smoke but has more sweet butter flavors. The taste is strong of peat, not as smoky as the German ones but very good. However, the aroma should be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Arômes de malt caramélisé, léger chocolat, foin brûlé. En bouche, caramel, herbes, pain rôtis, café noir froid. Texture légère. Corps léger. Rien d’extraordinaire et loin d’une scotch ale goûteuse et epaisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Appearance is a very dark brown with an average frothy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is pleasantly smoky with caramel malt and hops. Flavour is a lightly acidic combination of smoke, caramel malt, light hops and a touch of scotch that really works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
650ml bottle, 6.2 alc./vol. from LCBO, Shops at Don Mills. Pours a dark brown colour with a small lasting tanned head. Smokey aroma, smokey taste. Not as smokey as the German Schlenkerla though. Which is a good thing. Notes of coffee flavor with a medium body and carbonation. Ends with a dry and spicy finish.

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