#131 McCashin’s – Stoke Bomber Smoky Ale

Stoke Bomber Smoky AleName: Stoke Bomber Smokey Ale
Brewery: McCashins (Stoke, New Zealand)
Style: Smoked Ale
ABV: 5.7%
Source: Beers, Wines & Spirits (K Rd, Auckland)

I have about 20 minutes to write this, prepare a pot luck meal and find a peice of junk from my room to pass off as a Secret Santa present, so excuse the rushed post!

This is the second I’ve tried of the Stoke Bomber series, and I much prefer it to the last. That’s probably because I’m a massive fan of smoked beer – with my favorite two so far being the Invercargill Brewery Smokin’ Bishop and the Heller Aecht Schlenkelra Rauchbier

This is what I would consider to be a gateway smoked ale – not nearly as smoky or rich as the two I just mentioned, but probably more accessible and definitely more sessionable. It’s crisp and refreshing with a dry finish like a Pale Ale, but there’s a lovely smoky bacon flavour and caramel sweetness that makes it special. I could honestly drink this all night and pass out before I got sick of it.

I guess you could say I was stoked with this beer. I guess you could say I thought it was smmmmmmmmmmokin!!

But I won’t, obviously. Because then I’d have to punch myself in the face!

Published in: on December 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Good puns. Well done.

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