SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. My favorite of the 4 battle of the barrels brews. pleasant herbal pepper bite, definitely not overpowering. touch of smoked dough. good. prefer regular smoke and dagger.
JBPortland (1070) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beerathon (1461) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jtclockwork (10321) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of chili pepper, smoke, peppermint, smoked chocolate, oak, vanilla and lightly burnt toast. Medium body.
swoopjones (6709) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Homer321 (2512) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. bunch of garbage smoke, soak, and bandaid. some light chocolate but mostly just a phenolic mess. bleh
mkgrenwel (599) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jkwood04 (4464) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of lightly smoked malts, some roast/coffee, a little pepper, and light oak. Flavor a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer, but could be spicier and stronger on all of the flavors.