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Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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88
very good

568 Ratings
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 39
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pokal

A: Pours a deep, barely transparent, brown that turns to pure black. Creamy, tan, 2 finger head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Musty attic smell, cacao, and a hint of woodsmoke

T: Black coffee and dark chocolate mix with smoky bacon flavors. Toasted marshmallow and some earthy flavor notes as well. Espresso-like bitterness lasts in the finish.

M: Medium to light body with moderate carbonation.

O: This beer to me is ¾ schwarzbier and ¼ rauchbier. This combination works so well here in Smoke & Dagger. Drinkable and with tons of flavor, this could be a great session beer. The unique profile of this beer makes it ripe for some great food parings. If you see this give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

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An Excellent beer. I find myself going back to it time and time again at locations such as the Yard House, where there are 100 + beers on tap.

A - Deep dark beer with almost a smoky haze

S - Smell of faint smoke - not overpowering - which is a big win for this beer

T - Taste of light smoke, and creaminess.

M - A bit waxy in the mouth, but not overwhelming

O - Great beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.