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


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RATINGS: 203   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2535) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2017
Bottle from LCBO, roughly one year old. Be more fair to rate this one fresh as well. Nose is smoky with some raisin notes. Flavours of smoke, grape/raisin, maybe a hint of tart cherries, roasted grain. Pours dark cola with lots of frothy head and some lacing. Taste medium bitter, medium sweet. Medium body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewWhatIWant (147) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Pours black with brown edges and a quickly receding beige head. Aromas of coffee and smoke. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry finish. There are notes of coffee, roasted malt, liquorice, peat smoke, butterscotch, and a bit of charcoal. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Despite being called Holy Smoke the smokiness is fairly reserved, although i did go in expecting an Islay Single Malt. Having said that i was a bit disappointed in the overall flavour and I dont think it had anything to do with the smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
An unusual scotch ale, but they pull it off. Bottle aged for a year and a half. A deep brown body with a reddy tinge to it topped with a disappointingly thin off white head. The nose combines single malt scotch, wood smoke and sweet malt. Tastes like the beer version of one of those really peaty Island single malt scotches. And that is not a bad thing. First taste is the wood smoke followed closely by the peat and whiskey warmth. Caramel, grain, sweet bready malt blend in and balance the other tastes. The body is just on the thin side of medium with mild carbonation and a slightly slick mouth feel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (444) - 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 its 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 (235) - 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 (2835) - , 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. Wasnt sure what to expect, but a little overpowering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (2205) - 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.

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