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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - FEB 2, 2013
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Jack’s Abby. Consumed on 4/21/2016. 5.8% ABV. Clear dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of flowery notes, peppery spices. Tastes of roasty notes, floral notes, light cocoa, black peppery notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (557) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2016
Draft. Pours black with a creme colored head that coats the beer. Mild aroma of pepper with that distinct black lager smell. Super tasty black lager with a hint of heat from the peppercorns. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11360) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1437) - 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.

3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (12846) - , 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.

3.7
   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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
bottle. bunch of garbage smoke, soak, and bandaid. some light chocolate but mostly just a phenolic mess. bleh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (604) - 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.

4.2
   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


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