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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hustlesworth on 06-19-2013)
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

04-27-2014 14:42:58 | More by thedifferencemaker
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soroka24

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -30%

02-02-2014 12:19:21 | More by soroka24
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

11-17-2013 23:23:51 | More by crobinso
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JackRB

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-23-2014 18:57:07 | More by JackRB
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-15-2014 20:16:14 | More by civicm87
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-21-2013 21:33:33 | More by speedvagen
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TBRich

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-06-2014 22:40:50 | More by TBRich
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-11-2014 01:25:38 | More by Bandi
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-08-2014 19:20:17 | More by nrbw23
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-09-2014 21:08:32 | More by Griffith
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-15-2014 00:32:34 | More by tdm168
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-09-2014 13:34:45 | More by campfirebrew
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2014 14:34:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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tballinger

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-19-2013 22:49:27 | More by tballinger
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-02-2014 13:06:03 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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dn2222

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-27-2013 20:16:22 | More by dn2222
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Rdbacteriumsosour

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-17-2014 23:45:26 | More by Rdbacteriumsosour
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gwiedman1

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-01-2013 21:35:54 | More by gwiedman1
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Nunya

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-20-2013 00:24:13 | More by Nunya
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Weegee40

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-28-2013 22:28:35 | More by Weegee40
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-13-2014 13:45:57 | More by hilgart1
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-19-2013 14:37:27 | More by OB1
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-03-2014 02:48:29 | More by Sturmthis
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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.