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Coffee Smoke & Dagger - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 05-11-2012)
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.5%

07-27-2013 23:13:04 | More by ThrashMaster
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bruindre

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-15-2013 05:53:54 | More by bruindre
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-14-2013 01:51:40 | More by jbertsch
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-15-2013 05:32:25 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle served in a stange. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a fizzy, one inch, tan-colored head. Head eventually settles into a 1/8th inch cap with some residual strands of lacing left in the wake of the receding brew. Nose suggests chocolate malt, roast and a hint of coffee. Taste is roasty with a metallic quality in the forefront. Chocolate character is almost non-existent and the overall flavor profile comes off a bit watered down. Finish is slightly bitter and lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery with a prickly carbonation. Overall, I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed by this one. Definitely not getting a rauchbier vibe either - not sure if it is classified correctly.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 00:57:38 | More by Jwale73
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Gunboat82

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-05-2013 02:54:48 | More by Gunboat82
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

01-08-2014 17:54:19 | More by Duff27
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells decent, light hint of smoke, little bit of coffee. Pretty much same with the flavor, with occasional hints of light chocolate. I just now got a little toasted coconut on the end. Slight bitterness lingers for a bit. I've had Smoke and Dagger a handful of times, but probably variations of it more than the original. I'd really like to compare it to this side by side. Solid beer overall, anyway.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 02:51:00 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: cask

01-22-2014 23:51:43 | More by GreesyFizeek
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-02-2014 23:26:13 | More by acurtis
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-01-2013 02:32:04 | More by garrisonp
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

09-15-2013 10:33:41 | More by Massbmx
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-30-2013 14:56:25 | More by Thorpe429
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Danny1217

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-20-2014 05:05:38 | More by Danny1217
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-19-2014 18:15:06 | More by mklisz
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-30-2013 02:02:09 | More by ms11781
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-23-2014 22:17:32 | More by ScotNH
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-10-2013 02:33:36 | More by BarrytheBear
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-27-2014 02:08:05 | More by JKV96
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darcange

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-12-2014 00:48:06 | More by darcange
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-08-2013 20:36:25 | More by Mini4x
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-17-2014 23:06:25 | More by AOShabaz
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-12-2013 22:40:13 | More by jaasen64
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not sure when it was bottled but I picked this up at the brewery in October.

A: Deep brown with a reddish hue and a light brown, fizzy head that builds and fades quickly. Very little lace and retention.

S: Lots of coffee as expected and a hint of smoke and roasted malt. Pretty sweet.

T: The coffee flavor tastes syrupy and concentrated. Regular Smoke & Dagger is much better.

M: Very light body and minimal carbonation. But smooth.

O: Solid beer but unimpressive, in my opinion. Nothing special and a tad disappointing. Tastes and smells like they just took the base beer and dumped in some coffee concentrate. Jack's Abby doesn't make a bad beer and rarely makes a mediocre beer but this is a case of a mediocre offering from them.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 22:51:17 | More by Gatch
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 13:43:04 | More by thagr81us
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Coffee Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
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