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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 117
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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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely beautiful beer! Tons of thick, thick lacing left behind from a very firm tan head. Very good retention. The beer is dark purplish-brown, not quite black.

Toffee, chocolate, and dates come forth, riding a subtle wave of smoke. The malts really shine in this beer, but the aroma isn't particularly strong.

Flavor is very similar to the nose, featuring a bit of dark cacao, slightly sour dark fruit (dates, figs), toffee, roasted grains, and finally a nice, subtle wave of smoke on the back-end. Not a lot of bacon or ham, like some smoked beers, but more of a woody smokiness.

Very smooth and lively feel, fairly light, but full-flavored. Long, sticky aftertaste, which allows the smoke flavor to linger long after the sip is gone.

This is a very tasty Rauchbier (Black Lager according to JA), eminently drinkable and approachable. A great choice for a slightly darker beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 03:25:12 | More by Roguer
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Picked it up in a Mix Six. Bottle poured into a glass.

A: Beautiful very dark brown/black. Small head.

S: Mostly roasted malt smell, not overpowering.

T: I have never had a beer with such a complex taste. It isn't something I could drink all night but it is phenomenal. I usually don't like the toasted flavors but the hints of smoke even it out perfectly.

M: Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth.

O: This is a great treat beer. I would absolutely buy this any day.

Serving type: bottle

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.