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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed for (and the judges’ winner of) the 2013 Jack’s Abby Battle of the Barrels. Entry by Barleycorn’s Craft Brew’s Dan Eng.
Barrel aged Smoke and Dagger with Szechuan pepper.

Ernesto987's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On draft at the brewery, very light pepper flavors, lighter than peppercorns. Lushawn likes this more than me. I like almond joy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Tap at the source. It pours clear deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is earthy, sweet treacle, smoked malt, honey-glazed ham and smooth roast. The taste is bitter-sweet, peppery upfront, earthy roast, wood, spice, fruit cake and smoked meats with a dry, peppery finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Novel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1369) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 25, 2014
500ml bottle (June 2014) pours dark rustic brown-black with light edges and a small thin head. Nose is light smoky malt, spice, toothpaste, mint, medical ointment. Taste is medium bodied, some light roasty notes, nuts, some light spice and smoke. Not picking up much barrel character. Finish is light roasty dark nutty malt, occasional semi-sweet watery cocoa and minty spice, maybe a tiny bit of the "numb" tingling on the palate that the peppers are known for but could have also just been in my head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Aroma- hibiscus, faint hops, bready malts. Flavor- slight peppery taste that leaves a tingle in the back of the throat and tongue. Interesting brew, but nothing more than a novelty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of chili pepper, smoke, peppermint, smoked chocolate, oak, vanilla and lightly burnt toast. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
bottle, another winner from Jacks Abby IMO. chocolate black pour, medium to fuller bodied. chcolate, roasted malts, medium smoke & a goode dose of pepper. whats not to like

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
bottle. bunch of garbage smoke, soak, and bandaid. some light chocolate but mostly just a phenolic mess. bleh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Very dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma is chocolate and smoke. Flavor is nice and smoky with an oily sweet finish. Fruity peppery spice in the back. A little thin in the mouthfeel to justify the rest of the elements going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
BRINGING THE LAGER BACK! These dudes know how to make a lager. Some much flavor. At my place with Taylor before we go to Smoke. Pours black with frothy grey head. Aroma I nutty, air, very soft roast. Taste is big flavorful creamy almost cocoa, very light smoke. Smooth as all hell. Finish is quick and big flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours a dark brown almost black with some off white head. Smells of smoke and roasted coffee and tastes of various spices and a lil smoke ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
500 ml bottles poured into a Kuhnhenn tulip. Pours pitch black in color with maybe a half fingers worth of white head. Nose is primarily comprised of smoke, malt, and just the faintest amount of pepper. The flavor follows the nose in that it is mainly smoke with a touch of pepper and oak. The mouthfeel is light to moderate with good carbonation and a moderate finish. For how this good originally sounded, I am pretty disappointed with this beer. In my opinion, there isn’t a whole lot here to differentiate it from normal Smoke and Dagger.

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