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

579 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 579
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 40
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
Ratings: 579 | Reviews: 117 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ChrisChagnon
ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-22-2013 16:25:41 | More by ChrisChagnon
Photo of bccrosley
bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-22-2013 02:44:52 | More by bccrosley
Photo of campfirebrew
campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

10-19-2013 12:47:56 | More by campfirebrew
Photo of frosted33
frosted33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-18-2013 22:40:52 | More by frosted33
Photo of ChrisL24481
ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

10-18-2013 12:01:05 | More by ChrisL24481
Photo of beercatbrew
beercatbrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-18-2013 01:13:43 | More by beercatbrew
Photo of dheacck11
dheacck11

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour is a dark brown with hints of red. No head.

Nose has lots of smoke and coffee. Some sweet molasses. Hickory.

Taste is full of nice toasty malts. Little smoke. Some cedar. Some grain. Finishes light and juicy

Feel is spot on. Medium light

Great beer. Unique style. Perfect for early fall. Kind of like a porter but different.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:53:18 | More by dheacck11
Photo of williamjbauer
williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

10-16-2013 17:34:58 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of ShemRahBoo
ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-15-2013 22:44:53 | More by ShemRahBoo
Photo of Janeinma
Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-13-2013 22:46:21 | More by Janeinma
Photo of jaxon53
jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

10-05-2013 21:16:50 | More by jaxon53
Photo of bt931912
bt931912

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

10-05-2013 18:33:52 | More by bt931912
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-02-2013 15:11:59 | More by Kmlund
Photo of kscaldef
kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-29-2013 21:43:42 | More by kscaldef
Photo of Celtics76
Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-29-2013 15:47:49 | More by Celtics76
Photo of Syraquse
Syraquse

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-29-2013 14:40:21 | More by Syraquse
Photo of Bassman2019
Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-27-2013 17:41:45 | More by Bassman2019
Photo of Mikeypnh
Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

09-26-2013 00:25:51 | More by Mikeypnh
Photo of canudoa9
canudoa9

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jack's Abby labeling encapsulates the lameness of the Boston area better than any other brewery and I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing, though surely accurate and resonant with the locality.
The beer is murkier than most black lagers I've had from these parts. Its a dense Boston fog of a beer, again perhaps not something entirely pleasurable but it socks you in and asks you to study, to read and to think. The taste lingers like the winters and tastes damp in your mouth for a while like the spring. Overall I'm a fan. I think this is a great place-based beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 05:20:52 | More by canudoa9
Photo of ILiveOffHops
ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-23-2013 01:12:37 | More by ILiveOffHops
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-22-2013 16:37:00 | More by duceswild
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-22-2013 16:13:16 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of AngusOg
AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-21-2013 20:44:05 | More by AngusOg
Photo of judkinst
judkinst

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

09-21-2013 19:50:21 | More by judkinst
Photo of Dreadnaught33
Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%

09-16-2013 23:27:44 | More by Dreadnaught33
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.