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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: hustlesworth on 06-19-2013

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was expecting the smoky flavor but I was also ppicking up a surprising amount of chocolate

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3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager Brewed by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. This brew has an ABV of 6.70% The brew pours out a dark brown color with a nice light brown head. Rail Dog has the look of root beer. The smell is smoky with grain and malts. There is a mild sweetness at the end of the smell. The taste is bold and smokey. You pick up on grains and a hit of hops at the end. There is a lot going on in this brew. Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is rich and fulling. You pickup on the smokiness in this brew, but it has a clean smooth finish. Overall I'm giving Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager a solid 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got a one finger thick hazelnut brown head, solid lacing, and a black opaque body.

Smells like well-done roasted malts and mildly smoked food elements. Nothing offensive or overpowering

I taste basically the same components as the aroma. Very smooth on the tongue.

This brew's mouthfeel is smooth and clean.

Overall a 4.5 is given to Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing . This company keeps getting better and better with their array of brews. I will buy this again.

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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.