Smoke & Dagger | Jack's Abby Brewing

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3.93/5
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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:
#6,854
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
1,073
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a nice black with a modest light tan head. The head eventually dissipates to a nice ring. I get licorice in the nose and mouth. Hmm.

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

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3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Appearance - The beer poured a shiny black color with aggressive tan foam crowning the glass.

Smell - A light hickory smoke nose crowns glass.

Taste - The hickory smoke comes at the front with a hint of sweetness. The dark coffee malts come with a light sweetness. The bitterness lingers with the smoke being oddly sweet in the finish.

Mouthfeel - The feel, which is already thin, seems even more thoroughly with the carbonation.

Overall - This is a nice version of the style.

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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smoke & Dagger - Jack’s Abby
Black Lager - 5.6% abv
Purchased for $2.49 at Monde Market

L - 1-finger tan head atop a translucent black body.

S - campfire smoke, roast, sweet malt, molasses, caramel, chocolate.

T - Mildly smoky, but with balancing sweetness.

F - medium-light body with medium carb.

O -I’ll take this smoky lager over a normal everyday brew without hesitation.

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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance – Thin layer of head on a dark brown clear body.

Aroma – Smoky, dark malts, a little coffee.

Taste – Dark malts, dark fruits, a little smoky, not quite like bacon but close. Not bitter.

Mouthfeel – Not thick but good for the style. Not too heavy.

Overall – Good beer and not overly smoky. Well done.

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4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

great dark beer

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4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

By far, THE BEST beer at Jack Abbey. The only thing that makes it worth the trip.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,073 ratings