Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
06-14-2014 18:18:45 | More by thierrynantes
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
06-01-2014 03:25:12 | More by Roguer
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.