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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

588 Ratings
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 39
Gots: 34 | FT: 3
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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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep brown mahogany, with the reddish highlights visible under certain lighting conditions. Normal pour produces about two fingers worth of bubbly head that recedes slowly into a creamy film. Lacing is present, but does not stay on the sides of the glass.

S - Very nice volume. Not overpowering, but easy to pick up. Dominant smell is roasty coffee, subdued sweetness, and a hint of the smoke that the beer is named after.

T - I'm not a huge fan of stout-like beers, but this one was quite pleasant! Follows the nose, and that smokey sensation that was barely present in the nose provides a really nice backdrop for the dominant coffee flavor. The roastiness isn't overpowering, and the flavors are all very complimentary.

M - So good. I can't say enough about how well Jack's Abby nails the feel of its beers. Medium-full bodied with a rich, creamy sensation. A little bit of cushiness from carbonation that isn't really visible. Clean, refreshing finish.

O - I picked this up because it is from Jack's Abby, not because it is a Rauchbier, which is a new style to me. This is the sort of beer that makes me want to further explore a style. Recommend, also goes great with food!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 01:24:56 | More by Andrew041180
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Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smoke, ham, toasted cereal grains, doughy, earthy, toffee, and chocolate.

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Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Nice smokey black lager. I'll revisit this one again in the future.

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.