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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

659 Ratings
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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 41
Gots: 42 | 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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Ratings: 659 | Reviews: 124 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jlussier, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

BAsbill, Sep 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

PastelBlack, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22B). AROMA: background sweet and roasted malts from the base beer with coffe and chocolate notes. faint smoke notes with balance towards the base beer. some DMS is present. APPEARANCE: dark with a ruby color tint. average tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted coffe-like notes with a touch of pleasant and balanced smokiness. some sweet chocolate notes also present. low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium-low with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a good marriage between a dark lager and smoked malts, that would benefit with a bit more smokiness.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

agreenman19, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WesM63, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ScottP, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kyote0402, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

JavierGC, Sep 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

diamondlie, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DrinkSlurm, Aug 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

dcguitar, Aug 28, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

A: [4.00] Appears black - but with backlighting shows red hues. Gets a 1/2 head that is made of uniform khaki bubbles. The head has real staying power (Right after I poured I had a 10 minute converstation - before the first sip - the head had not gone down at all). 25 IBUs and 5.8% ABV. No visible date.

S: [3.50] Chocolate and smokey malts.

T: [4.00] Smokey malts and some sweetness. Their is a nice smokey chocolate after-taste.

M: [4.00] Smooth and creamy. Some slight tingle of carbonation.

O: [4.00] I like the smokey flavor and the sweetness of the malts. The mouthfeel is smooth and enjoyable. I haven't had a beer from Jack's Abby that wasn't above average. This is not an exception. It is not my favorite beer from Jack's Abby - but it is still worth repeating.

fscottkey, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

braugon, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

bszern, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Outstanding. Closest thing to an authentic German smoked lager yet.

nebula1999, Aug 25, 2014
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1.76/5  rDev -55.1%

Murf_Magnet, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

kdivers, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ordinarymatt, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

BobsledTM, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

spycow, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

hiker1701a, Aug 18, 2014
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.