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


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RATINGS: 201   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
manutd5 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Holy smoke is one of the most unique beers Ive had and its local to boot! Its a nice, heavy ale with such a unique smokey flavor. Its not a beer to have too many of. But 2-3 of them to sip on and savour cant be beat!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
650mL bomber from the Lickbow. Pours a brownish amber with a tiny beige surface film. The aroma is pleasant enough, some vague caramalts underneath some decent smoke, but no peat and nothing else that reminds me of whisky. Flavour is alright, some sweet indistinct malts and complimenting smoke, but with a sour acidic finish, though not in an infected sort of way, more of a poorly made kind of way. Feels light on the palate despite the ABV, in fact its a bit too carbonated for my liking. This is an okay beer but honestly, Ive come to expect disappointment from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sixx (28) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
smoke, minimal head, black, medium bitterness, umami, full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (431) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
It pours ruby with deep mahogany highlights; the head is light beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: peat, bacon, wood-smoke (hickory), and cracker. The taste is light sweet that finishes light umami; there are notes of: charcoal, peat, and bread. The palate is light-medium bodied, watery, light carbonation, and a medium finish. Overall, the body doesnt support the heavy smoke flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kevinsenn (2073) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Bomber from LCBO. Pours deep clear brown, with a head that dissipates quickly into thin lacing. Aroma is... smoke. Think campfire. Theres a little whisky and molasses in there too. Taste is smoky up front, weak and watery at the end. This was not for me - sadly, it was a drain-pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3260) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours black with a small white ring. Aroma is peat smoked malts and roasted malts. Taste is smoke and roasted malts. Peat wood and earthy notes. It says scotch ale. But I have a hard time picking up any elements of a scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1332) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
(650mL bottle from LCBO) Poured dark slightly reddish brown with a mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of peat, smoke, earth, wood, leather and a bit of oxidization. Flavour contains most of the characters from the aroma with a sweet caramel malt core to balance a fair bit of bitterness, smoke mostly held in check but becomes a bit heavy when the beer is warm near the end of the glass. Mouthfeel is fairly thin, overly carbonated. A lot going on but a bit unbalanced, still a nice glass in cool weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
650 mL bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a good two finger white head, decent retention. Aromas of campfire, graphite and charred meat. Almost saline seeming, smoky and surprisingly dry. Actually quite light on the palate with good carbonation and a peaty finish. Interesting stuff, not overwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
bomber from the LCBO. dark brown, small tan head. iodine, scotch nose over a scottish 90/-, nice malty flavours with the smokey scotch well integrated. nice cool weather sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Draught at Barhop, Toronto
Dark mahogany color, not penetrated by light, with red hue; small sized creamy head. Nice aroma of peat and some oxidisation. The flavor seems to be affected more by the oxidisation; dark caramel too; correct bitterness. Pleasant but a bit messy.

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