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Smoke & Dagger | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.93/5
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1,046 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by mduncan on 07-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,793
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
1,046
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
192
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,046 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of Yanzo
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biointen
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, that was different and good!

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a snifter glass; no production date on the can, but purchased at the brewery within the last two weeks.
A: Pours a very dark brown, think strong black coffee, with a minimal head, little retention, and soapy lacing.
S: Aroma initially of mocha gradually overwhelmed by bacon/roast pork. Maybe vanilla and/or caramel notes tucked in there.
T: Smoked/roasted flavor, again bacon/roast pork, predominately, although coffee/chocolate evident. Rather light bitterness and strong roasted aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Meaty.
O: I have tried many rauchbiers, as well as several stouts and porters using smoked barleys. This is the first American made beer in the category that passes must and, Wow, did it ever. Kudos to Jack's Abby.

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Photo of OldDirty
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mineo
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

smoke and pepper on the nose with some chocolate. easy drinking feel, with roasted malts taking center stage. light aftertaste considering the style, making this highly drinkable despite being a bit one-dimensional.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours out totally black , frothy tan colored chunky foam. Slow but sure dissipation ends with a decent thin cover left over.

Roasty barley malt, vanilla and cream sweetness with grassy and herbal hop aroma's popping out of the nose. Roasted grains, dried leafy hops combine for a very unique black lager thing.

A very easy drinking, mellow bodied dark lager, big and roasty barley malt, charred grains with a subtle creamy edge. Sweet n'sour lager yeast with earthy, leafy and grassy hops make for a rather bold concoction. Beechwood smoke and toasty, bitter chocolate sure makes it's addition known!

A smokey , black lager is just perfect for the dark part of autumn. Black cats and black lagers season!

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerMeBrookline
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice rauchbier. Smokey chocolatey, coffee aroma and taste. Pours brown not much head no lacing. Overall, my favorite selection from Jack's Abbey!

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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tao_1988
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zylod
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with hues of hazy burnt brown coloring around the sides. A one finger white foamy head started and strolled down the sides of the glass. The smell started off with the "meaty" portion and light smoke. As it warmed, a light chocolate aligned to balance. The taste was a balance between the smoke, meaty, and a slight roasty quality to let in a tad of chocolate to balance nicely. There’s no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonated finely, a nice smooth roasty quality strolls nicely over my tongue. Overall, pretty good as a well done beer but didn't necessarily see it as a true "rauchbier."

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,046 ratings
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