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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3355) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet/tulip. Pours dark brownish black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of soy sauce, light smoke, roast, chocolate, coffee. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, roast, light smoke, sweet coffee. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez The Dirty Truth (Northampton, MA) au coût de 6,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de fumée avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée avec une pointe de céréale grillée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #5523)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1937) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
As black lagers go, this is one of the better American versions I've had. Nice soft smoky note too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Dark brown murky pour. Lots of beige head with big bubbles. Oily smoke aroma. Flavor is a little thin. Malt doesn't have a ton of depth, but does have a solid smoke finish. Palate is slick and oily. Nice creaminess to it as well. Really good beer. I'd love this bu a campfire at night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is smoke, raisin. Medium mouthfeel with light smoke and raisin with nice smoke finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Mild caramel, smoke and roasted cereals are found within this shy, somewhat generic smoked brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the blackness.
-Mouthfeel is excessively smooth, a tad bloated.
-The finish is roasty with a whiff of smoke.
-Don’t think the nitrogen-rich carbonation helped the malt flavors that much in this one.

On nitro tap at The Dirty Truth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown to light black under a small wispy beige head. The nose is dry and roasty with a bit of chocolate and a light hint of smoke. A nice light licorice like note as well. The flavor is dry and lightly roasty with a light bitterness and some minimal smoked notes. Finishes fairly dry with some light hops. Light to medium bodied with soft natural carbonation. Some light lingering roast. Pretty nice schwarzbier, but doesn’t really cross over the line in my book to be considered a Smoked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (361) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
I'm bottle mice black lager with hints of chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a dark amber-brown with a large lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, smoke and fruit along with light piney hops, light vegetal notes and hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour is malty and chocolatey along with light smoke, light hops, lactic notes and coffee. Medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good, I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (378) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
From a 12oz bottle. Thanks Shawn. Very interesting beer. I think this is the 1st "smoked" beer i have had, although I could be wrong due to being stupper. OK, so I have read other reviews of smoked beer, and I noticed bacon mentioned. Maybe this is just me, but when I swirl the beer around, the dominant smell I come up with bacon. Who does not love bacon! The taste does not translate, which is good. More on the chocolate, malty side, with a very slight bitterness coming through. Good beer! Would recommend to others!

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