Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -14%
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
This black lager can be characterized as a balanced cross between a rauchbier andf a Schwarzbier
Pours a very dark brown, looking black and opaque int the glass. Red-brown highlights at the edges under light. The tan head has fair retention. Limited spotty lacing is left behind.
Aroma & Flavor: The smoke is light in the nose but significantly more pronounced in tasting, lingering on in the aftertaste with some expresso. Char is light and this avoids overly burnt flavors. A touch of sourness. Dark roasted grains are, of course, dominant.
Feel: medium-bodied; semi-dry finish; medium carbonation.
02-01-2014 00:46:46 | More by chinchill
3.74/5 rDev -4.8%
Summer release? Damn no wonder I couldn't find it anywhere. I picked up a bottle of this for 1.99 from Vintage Estate.
A - Ok as expected for almost a year old I get little head just a ring that settles to nothing, No sediment which is nice and the beer itself Is a thick dark brown. Syrup like.
S - Mild notes of liquid smoke. Touch of char roast and some chocolate malts. Some sweeter malts but they are faint.
T - I do taste the peat and smoked malts both are faint with a touch of coffee and chocolate malts.
M - Still drinks rather well medium to heavy in body. Slick.
Overall it held up quite well for 9+ months but I would love to try it fresh. Fresh it may have more smoke and carbonation.
01-23-2014 01:37:47 | More by DrDemento456
Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.