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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%
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
Smokey as all hell. It pours a beautiful dark brown with no head... theres earth and a definite smoke in this. Definitely more than raftman. Smoked Salmon abounds in this joint. Wow!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
341ml brown bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head. Smoke aroma, some peat and iron. Flavour matched aroma. restained smokiness, mineral notes. The beer hides the alcohol well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Overall, a nice beer. Tasted at Smokeless Joes on tap. Have to admit that the palate was numbed a little, but this made an impression after drinking a couple of tasteless beers. The smokiness was perceptible but not overwhelming. A little acrid, to be expected in a smoked beer but maybe a little distractingly so. A nice beginning smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Deep brown in color, thinner tan head. Malty, with hints of smoke. There are regular Scotch ales out there with as much of a smoke prescence in an unintentional way. However, the smoke is a nice element and the lack of a big smoky slab of bacon in this beer does not detract. Somewhat light. Not bad though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2004
Roasty, toasty, but lacking the mealy character I was hoping for. Decent head but the body was flat. Light caramel notes and a bit of soy sauce, cola, charcoal -- anything black. A bit of a nasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
Draught. Subtle smoked-style aroma, not so much as say the Schlenkerla. Brown-mocha colour with a brownish head. I thought it was quite pleasant: the big malt flavours, and a satisfying bitter finish. Smokiness was subtle just as in the aroma. But all-in-all its a great refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
More roast than smoke, like a stout, Thats good. Much carbonation, however. New formulation? Some fruitiness and malt made it balanced.. Surprisingly enjoyable directly form them at the 2004 St. Lawrence fest.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Thin, smoky caramel aroma. Opaque black with very retiscent tan head that diminishes completely. Lightly smoky. Slight licorice flavour. Roasted malts floating in the background. Thin, still body. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
On tap at cest what. Pours a dark chestnut body with a caramel coloured head. Aroma is mildly smokey and roasted malt. Taste is almost hickory like with some sweetness as well. A slight bitterness in the aftertaste as well. I am not too familiar with smoked beers, but am looking forward to trying more.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2004
Decent bitter beer. Has a flavour similar to Guinness and I would not mind having it again on tap.


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