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Brewed by Firehall Brewery
Style: Smoked
Oliver, Canada


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Sound the Alarm! The Holy Smoke Stout is brewed in the cavernous bunker of the Canadian Wine Capitalís ďOld FirehallĒ, 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, - 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 Iíve tried. Thatís not necessarily a bad thing, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1232) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
On tap. Black pour with small frothy tan head. Aroma of peat, slight smoke, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, faint coffee, peat and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, slightly dry finish. A nice surprise on how good this actually was from such a small brewery! Good job!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Darbyís Liquor Store, Vancouver
Black color, small head. Strong aroma of smoke and dark bread crust; the mouthfeel is too dry and thin, a bit of sweetness and malt depth would support the huge smoke better; a bit of liquorice in the final, medium ashy feeling.
Not bad, with some of the strongest smoke you will find around, but also messy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
650mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of smoke, not much else. Flavour is along the same lines, with stale earthy smoke. Not much else. Stale and smoky. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Black pour with brown head. Aroma is sweet berries, vanilla, roasted malts. Slight malt sweetness balanced by burnt malt flavours and a dry finish. Lively carbonation. Not getting any smoked malt flavours beyond the usual roast.ed barley. I donít think this beer is actually smoked. Good dry stout, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopCircus (10) - Penticton, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
chocolate, coffee, herbs, smoke, black, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, lively,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (14148) - 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 isnít a one trick pony, instead of just smoke you get a bit of complexity. A superb beer.

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