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Firehall Holy Smoke Stout


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Brewed by Firehall Brewery
Style: Smoked
Oliver, Canada

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sound the Alarm! The Holy Smoke Stout is brewed in the cavernous bunker of the Canadian Wine Capital’s “Old Firehall”, which the townsfolk herald as being haunted by a ghost. Whether the ephemeral haze caught in corner of the eye is an enigmatic soul, or just a sneaky staff member enjoying a puff, the sanctified mystery finds its way into every pint. Dry as the Canadian pocket desert in which it was brewed, the Holy Smoke Stout boasts roasted malt flavours. Five malts meet roasted barley in the mash tun to produce a black, complex brew reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee, supported by a clean European hop bitterness. The ancient glacial meltwaters that were filtered through different aquifers give us one-of-a-kind brewing water, perfectly suited for beers brewed with roasted grains.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark brown, aroma is nicely smoky, sweet stout with just a touch if roast, mellow smoke, almost comes across like one of those intense dark milds from the middle of England.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
pours dark black with brownish colour head. strong coffee and chocolate notes in aroma and taste a light smokey flavour nothing over the top just nicely noticeable. easy to drink very taste

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopCircus (6) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
chocolate, coffee, herbs, smoke, black, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, lively,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3885) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Draft - Drak fruit, peat and smoke. Jet black and a decent brown head. Raisin, molasses, smoke and chocolate malts. This beer isn’t a one trick pony, instead of just smoke you get a bit of complexity. A superb beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
Sampled at the GCBF. While drinking this Duffman was cuffed... guess you had to be there.

Black black black. St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout black. So black malt really stands out, almost as much as the smokiness, which controls the aroma and taste. Neither too smoked nor too much, so a good balance has been found. Other than that, it feels a bit muted compared to other smoked beers I’ve tried. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.


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