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RATINGS: 154   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: The nose is fairly smokey with some roasted and burnt malts as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a brown head and some spotty lace
Flavor: On target with what you’d expect from the nose, smoke, some roast and light sweetness
Palate: The body is medium (leaning a drop toward full), with a fairly decent mouthfeel
Overall Impression: This is the first beer I have rated/tried from Jack’s Abby. I thought this was a plenty solid smoked lager. It is worth trying for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Smoked and light roasted malts, light sweetness, and some underlying grainy notes. Solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kblane88 (10) - - JAN 11, 2013
There’s no mystery in this one. Smoked from start to finish, but done well and done right. It’s what a black lager should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a light brown amber with a thin white head. Big smoke on the nose with crisp grain behind it. Soft smoke, caramel and a bit of graininess. Tasty and nice with a light bit of smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours black. Nose and taste of smoked black malt, chocolate malt, pine, light peat, cocoa and medium roasted malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pour was a dark brown, red tints, with a thick two finger tan head that fell to a thin layer, larger bubbles clinging to glass. Aroma was a whiff of smokey goodness, not too much else, maybe a hint of malt sweetness. Taste was nicely balanced between smokiness, some malt character, some hints of dark sweet chocolate, maybe a but if caramel. Well balanced, nothing dominates. I am glad that this was not so over the top with aggressive smoke and roasted malts. Nicely carbonated, just enough tingle to clean it all up. Very pleased with this brew...not heavy or overdone, drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
500ml bottle once again thanks to the lu for these bottles... pours a deeper than cola black hued consistency leaving the sides a little less dark than the rest. a thin to medium that eventually turns wispy khaki tan head rests on top... aroma exhibits notes of smoked beechwood malt and a decent degree of chocolate malt giving way to a bit of cocoa to go along with the aforementioned. generally nice... flavors are a xerox copy of the aroma displaying the same characteristics of the aroma. nice smoked malt character, a bit of soft cherry and dark fruit, and more assertive cocoa flavors that all harmoniously play alongside of each other. lighter bodied with semi-prickly carbonation. lots of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16394) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel licorice aroma with weak hints of smoke. Roasted malty grainy smoky caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty carmale and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2012
A bit dissapointing. Grainy smokey and barnyard? Tastes off to me in a strange un-jacks abby way. A rare off beer from a fantastic brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DRBiser (27) - - DEC 3, 2012
Pours a rich dark brown with full creamy foamy head Nose is roasted dark chocolate, just a hint of smokey malt Wow what a unique taste combo. Tingly hops with a touch of smoke and a big bold chocolate/coffee flavor. Roasty and rich like a nice porter, but a lighter mouth feel. Almost could use a tiny bit more smoke, but this is one of the most thirst quenching smoked beers I've ever tasted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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