Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing
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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
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.