1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

Not Rated.
Smoke & DaggerSmoke & Dagger

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 588 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DrJay:
Photo of DrJay
DrJay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with ruby edges and a short, dense cap of dark tan foam. Lots of lacing. Looks nice! Smoky aroma that mellowed after some time in the glass, rich malts, biscuity and slightly nutty, faint hop notes. Moderate bitterness with sweet maltiness, more biscuit, nutty finish with mild smoke. Really clean yeast profile. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation, off-dry. I quite enjoyed this beer. The smoke character is generally mild, which works for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:04:39 | More by DrJay
More User Reviews:
Photo of FarmerTed
FarmerTed

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-29-2014 23:50:38 | More by FarmerTed
Photo of Flounder57
Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

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.

Taste: Same as above. Some bitterness in the rear too. Nice mellow flavors.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 18:30:21 | More by Flounder57
Photo of JohnofUpton
JohnofUpton

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-29-2014 15:00:50 | More by JohnofUpton
Photo of Duesler
Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-28-2014 17:14:21 | More by Duesler
Photo of Petegrieco
Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-27-2014 21:44:55 | More by Petegrieco
Photo of pjs234
pjs234

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 21:09:42 | More by pjs234
Photo of ShanePB
ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

07-26-2014 14:43:51 | More by ShanePB
Photo of Patlee3324
Patlee3324

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-26-2014 02:30:43 | More by Patlee3324
Photo of mattvandyk
mattvandyk

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-25-2014 11:24:14 | More by mattvandyk
Photo of Evarigan
Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2014 19:09:23 | More by Evarigan
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-22-2014 04:43:43 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of tbone1384
tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2014 00:34:53 | More by tbone1384
Photo of Ropowers3
Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-21-2014 15:47:17 | More by Ropowers3
Photo of Casterbridge
Casterbridge

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-21-2014 02:57:40 | More by Casterbridge
Photo of kkmiller76
kkmiller76

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-20-2014 14:14:58 | More by kkmiller76
Photo of ChipChaight
ChipChaight

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-20-2014 02:14:55 | More by ChipChaight
Photo of snowmageddon
snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

07-18-2014 21:09:25 | More by snowmageddon
Photo of jkeefe1800
jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-16-2014 23:20:43 | More by jkeefe1800
Photo of Jonny41
Jonny41

Maine

4/5  rDev +2%

07-14-2014 18:31:03 | More by Jonny41
Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-14-2014 17:09:09 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
Photo of BrahptimusPrime
BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-11-2014 14:45:26 | More by BrahptimusPrime
Photo of Anze
Anze

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 14:37:20 | More by Anze
Photo of jdelbalzo99
jdelbalzo99

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-07-2014 16:50:16 | More by jdelbalzo99
Photo of billab914
billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2014 01:51:04 | More by billab914
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.