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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

678 Ratings
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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 41
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
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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Photo of hail_seitan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Enjoyed this on nitro tap in a 20 oz. glass.

A - Rich chestnut color with a thick, frothy of white head.

S - Smoke, smoke, and more smoke. A mild nuttiness sneaks in there, too.

T - Smoked almonds (unsalted, of course), graham cracker, and toast. A little spiciness from the hops.

M - Impeccably smooth, frothy, and rich.

O - The carbonated version of this beer is pretty good, but nitro makes this brew great. I find that carbon dioxide can make smokiness taste slightly acrid, much like getting campfire smoke in your eyes. But the nitrogen lets the roasty and toasty notes give the beer extra depth and warmth.

hail_seitan, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

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Photo of titvs
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22B). AROMA: background sweet and roasted malts from the base beer with coffe and chocolate notes. faint smoke notes with balance towards the base beer. some DMS is present. APPEARANCE: dark with a ruby color tint. average tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted coffe-like notes with a touch of pleasant and balanced smokiness. some sweet chocolate notes also present. low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium-low with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a good marriage between a dark lager and smoked malts, that would benefit with a bit more smokiness.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

agreenman19, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WesM63, Sep 02, 2014
Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.