Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerRail Dog Smoked Black Lager
BA SCORE
83.5%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 109 ratings
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerRail Dog Smoked Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hustlesworth on 06-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,183
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
109
Liked:
91
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
9.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

This black lager can be characterized as a balanced cross between a rauchbier andf a Schwarzbier
Pours a very dark brown, looking black and opaque int the glass. Red-brown highlights at the edges under light. The tan head has fair retention. Limited spotty lacing is left behind.

Aroma & Flavor: The smoke is light in the nose but significantly more pronounced in tasting, lingering on in the aftertaste with some expresso. Char is light and this avoids overly burnt flavors. A touch of sourness. Dark roasted grains are, of course, dominant.

Feel: medium-bodied; semi-dry finish; medium carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Summer release? Damn no wonder I couldn't find it anywhere. I picked up a bottle of this for 1.99 from Vintage Estate.

A - Ok as expected for almost a year old I get little head just a ring that settles to nothing, No sediment which is nice and the beer itself Is a thick dark brown. Syrup like.
S - Mild notes of liquid smoke. Touch of char roast and some chocolate malts. Some sweeter malts but they are faint.
T - I do taste the peat and smoked malts both are faint with a touch of coffee and chocolate malts.
M - Still drinks rather well medium to heavy in body. Slick.

Overall it held up quite well for 9+ months but I would love to try it fresh. Fresh it may have more smoke and carbonation.

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Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.5% out of 100 with 109 ratings
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