Smoke On The Bayou | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

Smoke On The BayouSmoke On The Bayou
BA SCORE
3.69/5
76 Ratings
Smoke On The BayouSmoke On The Bayou
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
buffbrew.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by champ103 on 10-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,525
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
76
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Pens1967
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwselke
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bks71
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm never a fan of Scotch Ales, but received this as a gift. Actually not bad, maybe the best Scotch Ale I've had. Not sure about the "taste of Houston" thing on the label - being from Dallas, that is not a city I really want to taste ;)

Not bad, but not one I'll go seeking out.

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Photo of videofrog
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fargrow
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwarren82
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
2.81/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

No head at all; dank sugar nose with little appeal; almost sour off putting flavors. A bad bottle? or a bad concept?

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Photo of Ldgrem
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aged 9 months. Mellow Caramel. Little smoke.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SvenHayden
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am not so much a sour ale kind of guy & this ale has sour yeast in it, but man does this beer makes sense. The sour note goes so well with the caramel malt & the hint of smoke.

Appearance-Light tan quarter-inch Head of foam. Sexy hue of amber/dark red, ranges from orangey pekoe tea to rich mohogany to dark ruby red.

Smell-man, an interesting tart apple aroma! Sweet smoke, mild peat, sweet malt.

Taste-tart, sweet red apple, sweet toasted malts, slightly dry smoke aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-slightly sticky, medium body.

Overall-a truly sexy, light scotch/ red ale with a fun tart twist!

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Photo of Daniellobo
2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Albianfire
2.44/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Paid way too much for this one. Almost $18.00 but it's Friday so there it is. This will be a different review for me but this is how it went so . . .

Appearance: Dark copper, half a finger of head gently poured into a pint glass. Clear and effervescent. Looks inviting!

Aroma: Okay, this is when it starts. Immediately I am 15 years old again sitting in a ditch under a wooden bridge with my friends with a bottle of scotch. Sweet, peaty, alcohol.

Taste: Now I'm under the street lights again age 15 same night. It's 9pm and the lights and neighborhood are spinning. Peaty malt with lime or apple, sour finish. No noticeable hops. Whiskey/scotch predominant. I'm having a flashback and not a good one.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick. Crisp finishing dry for me.

Overall: This was great for a trip back to the 80's with my friends. But, as to enjoying it, sadly I can't say I did. I was hoping for more of the campfire/bacon smoke. And, I have not grown in the palate to enjoy sour notes. But, no regrets :) it's all in the exploration.

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Photo of Nick_Z
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andonato
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BryantForestry
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ShameAndFailure
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep orange reddish gold. Slight chill haze that clears up and leaves a nice clean beer. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Head starts off a massive off-white. Slowly drops to a small 1cm creamy cap. Very slight lacing. Solid retention keeps the cap for the duration.

Smell: Smoke...woody peat. Deeply malty. A ton of caramel, a touch of butterscotch and vanilla. Caramelized and cooked malts. Sweet smoke almost like apple wood. A touch of earth and grass from the hops. A touch of cherry skin with some red apple. A touch of jam. Deeply caramelized sugars. Pushes to toffee and almost touches molasses. Tons more apple as it warms.

Taste: Slightly smoked apple cider. Deeply caramelized. Caramel, toffee, raw sugar, some brown sugar, and a touch of molasses. Sweet without being cloying. A touch of leafy hop with some grassy and slightly earthy elements. Red apple skin and flesh. So much apple. A touch of jammy quality. Smoke is slightly sweet as well...like apple wood. Seriously...apple. A touch of oxidation. Smoke works as a nice compliment to the solid fruity character. A touch of butterscotch and vanilla.A touch of alcohol in the back but it's mellow. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Smooth sip with a surprisingly clean finish. Easy drinking for the style.

Overall: Just a wisp.

Smoke adds a nice element but ultimately loses out to the sweet flavors. Apple.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 11/14/14

A: Deep brown, dark at its core, with some burnt caramel around the edges - pours with a medium-large, fluffy tan head - keeps a solid cap, leaves some sheets of lacing - pretty

S: Bready with a lot of caramel - not a malt bomb, but there is a definite emphasis on the malts - chewy bread, caramelized malts, caramel candy, molasses - very fruity, with some dark fruits - raisins, plums - nice level of sweetness - utterly lacking smoke, which is a little confusing considering the name of this beer

T: Sweet bread - very grainy - bread, lightly toasted biscuits, caramelized malts, malt extract, caramel candy, molasses - a range of sweetness, with some dark fruit sweetness, and a sweetness reminiscent of maple syrup - not exactly what I would expect in a Scotch ale, but whatever

M: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, finishes with some sweetness and booze

O: Sweet buffalo juice

This is odd. It's interesting, but it almost feels like it needs more time to develop. And it also needs smoke. Regardless, I like it.

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Smoke On The Bayou from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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