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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 chocolatey malt character. Smoke & Dagger uses locally sourced ingredients. OG 14.5 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
.5L bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells of dark malt and light smoke. Tastes like it smells with some roast too. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle split at Tony’s, from the Beer Shop LTD, 19/05/13. Very dark mahoogny brown with a thin beige head that clears to the edge and leaves a film. Nose is dark malt, light smoke, brown sugars, light shades of maple syrup. Taste comprises dark malt, touch of sugar, woody notes, smoke, some chocolate, maple syrup. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Decent enough smoked lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Themanmachine (17) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
The smoke is apparent but not overwhelming. The look over all is of dark cola minus the bubbles. Pretty straightforward compaired to some American contemporaries. Very close to Sprecher’s black lager with bit more malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2013
This is a smokey SOB, but has the black lager chops to back up the roast. Sweet chocolate malts to follow. Dark brown with a two finger tan head that lasts for awhile. Tastes of smoked meats and cocoa. If you have ever had chocolate covered bacon, and I suggest you do, this beer will take you right back there. Thick and creamy while retaining a crisp lager profile. It will fill you up, and is a match for grilled tips and even smoked sausage or turkey and the like. This local phenom has my attention already, and this one really dials it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, meat, and lager yeast. Pours black with a fizzy white head. Taste is super pleasant with burnt meat, bacon, chocolate, and a nice lager skunk. Super enjoyable. Could drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle - Pours murky cola brown with a thin tan head. Nose is chocolate malt, subtle dry smoke, and a real light cherry sweetness. The taste is really drinkable, with light smokiness, a bit of dark cherry, more chocolatey malt, and a dry, roasty bitter finish. Smooth and soft in the mouth, with just enough carbonation. Really easy drinking, smooth and quenching. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11320) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2013
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some nut, caramel, cherry, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nut, some roast, cherry, light lager yeast. Light smoke int the finish. Medium body, some stickiness. Very mild smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1323) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
I know this uses smoked malts but I feel like it should be under Schwarzbier since it’s clearly in that style. Really great beer, caramelly, a bit of smoky meat quality, some slight cocoa sweetness, just a remarkably tasty beer. Lovely, and great value at 3 bucks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (381) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
subtle smoke, rich black malt body, dry, clean, crisp, and exceedingly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). From reynolds314, thanks Matt! Black with a medium quickly diminishing off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of subtle smoked malt, roasted malt and slight chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet with grains, roasted malt and, again, subtle smoked malt notes along with chocolate. Mouthfeel is dry. Medium body. Interesting beer, but not outstanding.

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