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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this one slightly slower than normal. I got a finger of mocha colored head over a nearly black body. Head retention is very nice, and lace clings like a sheet to the glass.

This one smells smoky and malty up front. I believe I also get medium roast coffee and a hint of chocolate.

The taste is lighter than the nose by a little. It is still smoky with toasted malt up front. I get a bit of coffee, more or less overpowering a dirty, gardeny hop flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and creamier than expected in a lager. It coats the tongue right down the middle.

CFHMagnet, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Jesse13713, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

schaffer9252, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

marmstrong1212, Apr 15, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour with a normal head, lacing and retention. Rich nose of roast and dark chocolate over a touch of smoke. As it warms, the smokiness becomes a bit more pronounced, but still subtle. Light body with a slightly smooth texture which is spot on since this is a lager. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is simply outstanding - complex, balanced and intense. It begins with a slightly sweet roast character that flows into a roast bitterness with chocolate underneath. In the middle, a light sweet bitter chocolate predominates in an effervescent rush. In the somewhat dry finish, smoked malts take command and leave you with a campfire like smokiness that lingers.

tillmac62, Oct 27, 2014
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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.