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Jack’s Abby Smoke & Dagger - Coffee

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked coffee black lager.
Cloaked in mystery, this black lager was aged with specially roasted coffee from Barismo. 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 chocolaty malt character. Smoke & Dagger uses locally grown unmalted barley from MA.
August 2013 release, only available at the brewery and at Red Barn Coffee.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
On tap on the premises. Pours brown with low-medium beige head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt. Palate: Soft carbonation (nitro), medium-full bodied. Overall: Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
on tap on the premises - nitro. unclear medium dark brown, crimson tint, with a small beige cap, offering some retention and lacing. burnt roastiness, shy smokiness, earthy coffee, light acidity - perhaps overly roasted malted grains and/or coffee beans; woodsy and spicy; few cigarette butts, minerals - salt. moderate carbonation - subdued nitro; light body - oily; balanced if not drying coffee-mineral finish. odd use of malt and coffee grains. regular version prefered here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3120) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
On tap (nitro) at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin beige veil that leaves spotty lacinf. Nose is of green pepper, smoke and ash. Not quite pushing my limit on the ash but close. Taste is of cold brewed coffee, light ash and green pepper. Medium bodied and smooth, smooth, smooth because of the nitro. Interesting but I thought it could be better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear deep brown pour with thin creamy off white foam (nitro). Aroma is super coffee forward, nice and roasty, fruity nutty caramel coffee aroma. Taste is light, a tad watery, light sweetness with nice coffee roast flavor. Palate is light, a tad too light perhaps with creamy mouthfeel. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Light coffee aroma and toasted malt. Black color with soft tan head. Light coffee taste with a light roasty taste. Light mouthfeel; delicate but flavorful without being overbearing. For someone who is not a fan of lagers, I enjoy this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5859) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Draft at the brewery, great aroma roasted grains, deep ground earthy coffee and yeast. Flavor is a perfect copy of the aroma. Coffee is earthy, toasty and flavorful. Body is medium with a nice ashy feel. Damn fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (652) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from growler into a snifter: Pours dirty water brown with almost no head. Aroma of coffee, smoke, and roasted malts. Taste is mildly sweet with lots of coffee and a nice touch of smoke. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13487) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at brewery. Label thanks to brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, smoke, cocoa, yeast and touch of green pepper. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
draft at Tap & Mallet, brownish black pour, tan head, medium bodied. Roasted malts,coffee, chocolate notes, medium smoke, not overpowering. good beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3466) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sampled this at Tap and Mallet total tap takeover. Pours an dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma has nice roastiness and a slightly sweet dark chocolate and smokiness. The flavor steps up the smokiness and this cuts down on the chocolatey sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty lingering to mild smoke and coffee. Same as Smoke and Dagger, but with coffee.


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