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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 41
Gots: 36 | 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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Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Le Souffleur de bières, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : red brown color, with white foamy head.
Smell : roasted dark malty and light smoked aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : roasted malty and smoked caramel flavors.
Overall : a good beer in the style Rauchbeer.

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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.

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.