Benford Brewing – Smoked O’Hickory – 3 out of 7 smokestacks


Only the 5th smokebeer I’ve ever seen in a can (and 2nd this week). That’s unusual. It’s also unusual to see silt pour out of a can, but with beer companies throwing everything and the kitchen sink into the market, I guess I’m not too surprised. O’Hickory poured a little thin and wafted out nice smoke aromas which made the intense tart and bitter tastes so much more of an unpleasant surprise when they pulled all remnants of moisture out of my mouth. The smell and taste of this beer are two different beers. Then, after drinking past the halfway mark, the beer fails to get any better. Advice? Drink this one fast. That’s all I have. Overall score – a very generous 3 out of 7.

Brewer Benford Brewing
Beer Name Smoked O’Hickory Brown Ale
Brewer’s Description Brewed with on-site smoked grains utilizing the gifts of Pecan and Hickory wood, the beer pours a deep tobacco brown and hints of dark red tint with a light tan colored foam head. Toasty and Smokey up front with a hints of charred wood although subdued, allows earthy grains to reside on the tongue. Medium body and finish with smoke flavors that are not overbearing for a highly drinkable beer.
Food Pairings BBQ, pecan pie (puh-conn)
Brewery Location Lancaster, SC
Alcohol content by volume 5.5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 33
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3.75
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 2
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 2
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 3

Benford put effort into their website; looks worth it.

About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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