Review: Afterglow by Oliver Brewing Co. & Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Afterglow by Oliver Brewing Co. & Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Brewery: Oliver Brewing & Stillwater Artisanal
Style: Smoked Beer
ABV: 5.5%

Beer God’s Notes

Original Tasting Notes:  this is smoky, holy crap

Sometimes a few words are better than a lot.  Another beer that I bought based on the fact that it wasn’t from around Buffalo and it was something that instantly caught my attention.  I didn’t see that it was a collaboration with Stillwater when I picked it up and I definitely didn’t see that it was a peach smoked ale.

So, upon first smell and sip Afterglow kind of blew my mind.  I was shocked at the amount of smoke that this beer was able to contain. It was super smoky — like after a full day sitting on the smoker, smoky.  I was instantly shocked by this and had to recalibrate my tastebuds a little to figure out what I was getting from this beer.

Definitely, smoke but there was a hint of some sweetness in there too.  I can’t tell what flavor it is (it’s supposed to be peach), but I can tell that it has some overall sweetness hidden in the smoke.



Brewed in collaboration with our friends from Stillwater Artisanal. This heritage hopped Belgian Style Pale Ale offers warm earth and spice notes with soft Peach Wood Smoked Malt.