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

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Sampled at Royal York beer fest. Pours a very clear reddish-brown with thin tan head. Aroma is all smoky malt. Quick sweetness at the front is followed by a real big smoke finish. Some light bitterness. Smokey flavour lasts moderately into the aftertaste. A tad one dimensional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3335) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
341ml bottle from the brewery, dark mahogany color, with a tan head, mild toasted, caramelized, biscuity, peat- smoked malt nose with some faint fruitcake, chocolate accents, and some light toffee, nutty notes, and a faint bacon aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild sweet toasted, caramelized, earthy peat-smoke malt character with some fruitcake, dark dried fruit backbones of fig, date and raisin, with a light bitter chocolate, black coffee undertone, leading towards a sweet, fruity, toasty, smoky, roasted malt bitterness finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Tap at Volo. Great beer. Aromas of cola, bacon, smoke, and copper. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with no head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
Draught. decent brew. I like the way that these guys experiment. a good variety of interesting, though not perfect brews. Dark brown.. with a slight red color. a good mix of hops and scotch... a decent brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bif (2203) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2010
On Tap- Dark brown with a good head that fades to light lacing. Some malt and caramel aroma, but mostly of smoke. Initially a bit sweet but smoke flavor seems to overwhelm the senses. Moderate body, but somewhat rough texture. Not really a style I enjoyed. The smoke flavor and aroma seem to hide the real beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3981) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
Glass, 5-ounce, draught at Volo, savoured on September 15 2009; eye: black with ruby reflections, light effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, smoked, light peat, cocoa, dark chocolate, strong coffee; mouth: roasted malt, smoked, light peat, cocoa, dark chocolate, lightly acidic and acrid, finale in roasted malt, lightly lactic, medium-full body, not much carbonation; overall: quite likable FRANAIS Verre, 5 onces, en ft, bue chez Volo, savoure le 15 septembre 2009; oeil : noire avec des reflets rubis, lgre effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torrfi, fum, lger tourbe, cacao, chocolat noir, caf fort; bouche : malt torrfi, fum, lger tourbe, cacao, chocolat noir, caf fort, lgre acidit et cret, finale en malt torrfi, lgrement lactique, corps moyen-cors, peu carbonate; en rsum : bien aim

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
Dark brown beer, thick heavy head that lasted. Carzy smoky nose which tranferred to the palate. Light carbonation. Smooth on the palate, a bit too abrupt on the finish. Nice roasted malt flavours. Medium sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
On tap. Looks exactly like a smoked ale. Smooth but with a strong base. The whiskey malt can be felt towards the end and adds a nice touch. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
On tap at Volo. Pours a dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and small white head. Aroma is smoky although not overwhelmingly so, with a distinct maltiness. Flavour again is moderately smoky with some caramel malt and nuttiness. Hadnt had this in a few years and it wasnt as smoky as I remembered. But all in all a pleasant cool weather drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2009
On tap at Cafe Volo
After meeting up with jerc we ended up at Cafe Volo for a few beers. This was my first choice and while not as smoky as I had hoped turned out decently. If you like your smoked beers low key this will work. Pass if you must have that over the top cigarette ash on the back of the throat.

Aroma / Appearance - Deep maroon or burgundy it glowed in the afternoon light. Some carbonation was evident but not much. A hint of smoke was a tease along with chewy malt. Overall though it was a it weaker than I expected.

Flavor / Palate - Sweet cherry pie was not an anticipated experience but made the little bit of smokiness more pronounced. This tastes kind of like a marshmellow which has been scraped across the grill just long enough to blacken but no longer. Again a little more kick would be nice but because the scotch aspect is such quality it gets a bit of a pass.


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