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Coffee Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Coffee Smoke & DaggerCoffee Smoke & Dagger

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BA SCORE
85
very good

25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 166
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 17
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: taez555 on 05-11-2012

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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 166
Reviews by Kendo:
Photo of Kendo
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is dark brown with ruby hues and a thin greyish head.

S: Slight smoke and char over sweet malt.

T: Good caramel malt foundation, then charcoal. Also some fruit (berries and cherries come to mind), but finishes with smoke and a modest bitterness.

M: Medium in heft; carbonation is active.

O: Very good stuff. (362 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BeerIsland
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bottle was graciously laid on me by Jamie M during a Lancaster visit. He knows I'm a fan of All Things Lager. If I had an issue with this really fine beer, it would be that it verges on being out of balance, although the combination of pronounced flavors don't obscure its lager basis. Although cold this evening, the weather isn't quite bad enough to warrant drinking this hefty and delicious black lager. Flakes may be necessary. (436 characters)

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Ralphs66
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of rjm0715
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tkelley
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle poured into a big snifter glass.

A -- Dark dark body, brown verging on black. Medium brown highlights. Thin tannish head. a little bit of lacing (although the snifter doesnt produced a lot of it typically). Nice halo around the edge and a little, wispy retention.

N -- Smoky with pronounced coffee notes. Nice soft smell.

T -- Not overpowering at all. Clear smoke, clear coffee (definitely different from the regular SAD). Again, very soft. Pretty subtle but really good.

M -- Lighter than one would think.

O -- Really good. Cheers. (551 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at a recent tasting while Mississipping was in town! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark red-brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, powdered chocolate, roasted malt, cream, and coffee. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, coffee, milk chocolate, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Based on the other brews from Jack’s Abby that I’ve had, they have the aroma aspect of beers absolutely nailed. Nice notes of sweetness and roastiness from the coffee going on kept this one really well balanced and enjoyable to the nose. The flavor had some of the same notes, but it just wasn’t as robust and well balanced as the aroma going on. Still definitely worth your time trying if you get the chance. (958 characters)

Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of JSBILK
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of garrisonp
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tendermorsel
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Recent bottling purchased at the brewery.

Dark as night. Nice tight pillowy head.

Minimal coffee in the scent but quite present in the flavor. I don't get as much smoke in this as the regular S & D. Perhaps it was overpowered by the coffee. Great coffee flavor. A bit thin in the body compared other coffee beers.

Pretty drinkable. I should have bought more than one. Good but not great stuff. Nice change of pace from the regular S & D. (443 characters)

Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Phished880
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark, mostly black, with some lighter edges with a tan finger of fluffy head. The aroma is definitely smoky, with some chocolate and roasted notes and mild coffee. Taste is smoky and meaty as well, with a nice coffee bitterness, chocolate and more roast and sweetness. The feel is somewhat light bodied, but a creamy texture and nice carbonation, finishes clean and crisp.

I recalled the regular smoke and dagger not having as much smoke, and there's not a LOT of coffee notes, but its still quite nice. (510 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark brown, with a quarter inch tiny head, and not much lacing.

Smells include coffee, smoke, chocolate.

The taste is the same. A little too watery for my tastes. Used coffee grounds are the coffee flavor here, plus mild smoke, and cocoa powder. Maybe a little bit of vanilla. A bit disappointing- none of the flavors are that bold.

Light body, too thin, really. Cask-style mouthfeel and carbonation.

Regular Smoke and Dagger is great, the cask version of this one is just ok, not all that exciting. (551 characters)

Photo of Mike
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Dhamma73
4/5  rDev +5%

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Coffee Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.