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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

802 Ratings
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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 42
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mduncan on 07-29-2011

Cloaked in mystery, this dark black beer skirts the line between a schwarzbier and smoked porter. The use of a small percentage of traditional Beechwood smoked malt adds complexity and balances the liberal use of chocolate malt. Notes of roasted grains, beechwood smoke,and coffee accompany a full bodied-and sweet chocolately malt character. Smoke & Dagger uses locally grown unmalted barley from MA.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 802 | Reviews: 143
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Smells like toasted bread, some caramel like sweetness and a bit nutty.
Tastes a bit burnt, some mild bitterness and hints of bread along with a nice sweet tasting finish.
Some mild carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, light like a lager.
Definitely the best lager i've had up to this point!

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12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

a: Dark brown with hints of Burgundy when he's up to the light. Light tan, bubbly, rocky, one finger and a half of head that dissipates into a whispy rim. Very light lacing.

s: Cocoa, iced coffee, molasses.

t: Coffee, cocoa, pumpernickel. Slightly bitter, coppery finish.

mf: Light carbonation. Slight crispness. Refreshing like a lager. But beefy like a stout. Slick finish.

o: I am surprise how much I like this beer. Especially considering how little I like beechwood. I will definitely keep more of an eye out for this style.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish pint glass.

The color is a dark brown and almost black with some maroon highlights. There is a finger of foamy tan head and some nice webbed lacing left on the glass.

The smell is malty with a dark toasted bread aroma. There is some nutty aroma here in the nose that is slightly hazelnut with just a slight touch of bourbon or oak or both. There is some hints of caramel and toffee that is not surprising and pretty welcoming.

The taste is more of that dark malty goodness. There is some burnt toast here in the flavor as was in the nose. There is a silky toffee flavor that has a milky flavor in the far back. There is a slight bitterness that is just a tiny bit hoppy here and there before making a quick presence at the end. There is some slight dark fruit here with a slight fig flavor that hangs behind some of the touches of bread dough that go out a bit.

The feel of this beer is light but boarders a medium bodied beer. There just is a smoothness that helps this beer be very drinkable it is easy to drink it pretty fast.

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.