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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

567 Ratings
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 38
Gots: 33 | 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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DGSchmitt

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-03-2014 21:06:05 | More by DGSchmitt
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-28-2014 20:28:05 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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SamKornstein

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-27-2014 23:52:48 | More by SamKornstein
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-27-2014 22:37:27 | More by Nichols33
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

04-27-2014 04:20:35 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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dmachado

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-26-2014 20:53:18 | More by dmachado
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-24-2014 01:56:56 | More by Doomcifer
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-23-2014 01:16:18 | More by mltobin
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lurpy1

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first rauchbier. Thanks to dgthrasher for sending it in a BIF. I was expecting a lot of smoke - bacon beer if you will, but instead the smoke just played at the edges. That's not a bad thing. Malt and a dark chocolate hint take front and center. It's all blended well. You can really taste a well made lager underneath.

A little involved of a beer for a hot day, and a little thin to be a great winter beer. Hell of an autumn beer though.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 17:10:32 | More by lurpy1
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-20-2014 18:38:53 | More by markgugs
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mr_navarrete

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-20-2014 12:29:24 | More by mr_navarrete
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-18-2014 15:51:24 | More by HawkIPA
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-17-2014 01:11:01 | More by POTABLE83
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-15-2014 23:39:15 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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dar482

New York

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer looks like a porter in an opaque dark brown/black color in a light brown head.

The aroma has brown sugar, caramel, toasted malt, a bit of lightly roasted malt, some Jack’s Abby lager yeast, some hints of fruit apple peel, cherry skin. The smoked malt adds a hint of depth, but is surely not in your face.

The flavor follows with tons of complexity. A toasted nutty malt, caramel sweetness, and robust malt character. Lots of lager carbonation tickling the tongue with some lager yeast quality. The beer moves onto some lightly roasted coffee, a bit of roasted bitterness.

I would equate this almost to a brown ale/light porter. Just beautiful stuff. A love how much complexity they could squeeze into this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:22:31 | More by dar482
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-14-2014 16:45:59 | More by Hoggo
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-14-2014 13:16:55 | More by harsley
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2014 03:18:03 | More by Wizzman
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-12-2014 19:21:49 | More by WesMantooth
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chris657


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-11-2014 21:13:06 | More by chris657
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Mikexw

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-08-2014 15:04:57 | More by Mikexw
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pfhanlon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-06-2014 19:35:47 | More by pfhanlon
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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -30%

03-21-2014 03:53:16 | More by abuono
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.