Smoke & Dagger | Jack's Abby Brewing

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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
Ratings:
1,026
Reviews:
181
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
183
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer can be boiled down to bacon and chocolate, and that's awesome. This lager still has a good crisp edge to it and it's medium bodied. I'll have another.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like you'd expect or like it should. The looks are proper on this one. Black with tan head. It smells like a campfire. May be more meat than smokey, though. The smoke is prominent, giving it the taste of a pork product. There is a tough of roast and chocolate, but it could be more pronounced. It's still very clean as most JA beers. Pleasant to drink, wish I had some charcuterie to drink this with.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass. It pours a dark cola color with a thin, light tan head and lacing. It smells of roasted malt and campfire smoke. The smoke is present in the taste but more subdued than many Rauchbiers I've had. There is a nice malty backbone with noticeable wheat and touches of chocolate and caramel. It has a nice mouth feel: medium-bodied and lightly carbonated, and with an ABV of 5.8%, it is super-drinkable. Overall, this is a fun beer to drink, particularly for someone who can't take too much smoke.

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Photo of DEB1385
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ems_backpack
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nanertak
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber, thinnish head. Smell is restrained campfire smoke, malt backing. Taste mirrors smell, but has more of a smoke presence. Mouthfeel is excellent, not too heavy and not too light. Pleasantly chewy but not sweet.

Well crafted beer. Slow sipper for sure, packs a punch of smoke flavor that makes you take your time.

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Photo of s35keith
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdtoffers
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daver32nh
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hammerhead79
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lembeh
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always good to see an American brewery making this tasty style. This beer smells like camp fire, smoked meat, roasted malts. In the mood for some BBQ but dont have a smoker? In the mood for beer but dont have access to a good local smokehouse? Get the Smoke and Dagger. This is a delicious beer that imo can compete with some of the best rauchbiers from the land of the teutonic. Get it if you can.

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Photo of Shellynix
1.35/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Tasted like a basil leaf lightly soaked in ale.

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Photo of tdm168
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crisis1290
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jack's Abby Brewing Smoke and Dagger was different for sure ! Jet black on the pour. Not a lot of carbonation or head. This beer has many layered flavors. Not a big fan of smoke beers but it was worth the try . But..I am a huge fan of this brewery. Nice amount of carbonation. the nose follows the taste for sure !Very well balanced .

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Photo of crossfit_lunatic
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyable, but smokiness is a little off-putting.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pppdurand
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Damasen
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks promising
Smells good
A little watery

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Smoke & Dagger from Jack's Abby Brewing
4 out of 5 based on 1,026 ratings.
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