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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 41
Gots: 44 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: mduncan on 07-29-2011)
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Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours into a becker a roasted chestnut brown with a half finger light beige head atop.Smoke,caramel,brown sugar,and German malts in the nose with that light tinge of iron.Smoke up front on the palate but not in your face a little earth and some brown sugar-like sweetness to round it out.A pretty solid rauchbier good smoke without being overbearing.

oberon, Yesterday at 12:30 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

jayiz, Wednesday at 11:43 PM
Photo of far333
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Chestnut colored with ruby highlights, a low wispy beige head settles out quickly. Aroma of darkly toasted malt, semi sweet, hint of smoke.

Flavor matches the nose, dark malt, hint of smoke, some cocoa, mild bitterness, no hop flavor, note of coffee and cola. Creamy mouthfeel. Really good beer.

far333, Wednesday at 12:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of predikit
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

This beer caught my eye, and since I'm a sucker for renaissance fare, I picked it up.

Definitely a lot of smoke in the scent, pours dark brown, sits in the glass nearly black. Spawns a small tan head that settles quickly. Leaves a fair amount of lacing behind as I drink.

Smokey flavor at the forefront, I could even go so far to say that it's similar to hickory. Hints of coffee, and caramel in the back.

Rather thin feeling, leaves a bit of sparkle on the back of the tongue before dissipating. Very smooth and drinkable.

This brew fits my tongue very well, very pleased. Would buy this again.

predikit, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Rimbimhoot, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

The best non-Schlenkerla rauch I've had. I'm a big fan!

yarnbomb, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: deep brown with garnet accents; 1 finger tan head that receded quickly to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grains, but quickly overtaken by smoke;

T: an initial hit of sweetness followed by coffee and smoke; the finish is lightly bitter and long with the smoke sticking around;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: the smoke is nicely done, not overwhelming; I would have like a little more hop flavor, but it's still really nice;

HamdenHector, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dfhhead25, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of hail_seitan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Enjoyed this on nitro tap in a 20 oz. glass.

A - Rich chestnut color with a thick, frothy of white head.

S - Smoke, smoke, and more smoke. A mild nuttiness sneaks in there, too.

T - Smoked almonds (unsalted, of course), graham cracker, and toast. A little spiciness from the hops.

M - Impeccably smooth, frothy, and rich.

O - The carbonated version of this beer is pretty good, but nitro makes this brew great. I find that carbon dioxide can make smokiness taste slightly acrid, much like getting campfire smoke in your eyes. But the nitrogen lets the roasty and toasty notes give the beer extra depth and warmth.

hail_seitan, Sep 22, 2014
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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.