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RATINGS: 228   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWoj7789 (9) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 smoke, bacon, roasty, black color, frothy head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, coffee, chocolate, medium body, pleasantly clean finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draft at pizza plant. Dark near black pour with a thin light brown head that laces down. Smokey roasted malt in the nose. Taste is woody smoke, earthy, dark chocolate, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Very good smoked, on tap at Cole’s. Dark brown and lace. Above average mouthfeel. A good malting and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6011) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
on tap at parker pie. clear dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. roasted and nutty malts, some smoked malts, shy fruitiness - maybe a tad too much chocolate over it, chalkiness and minerals, grass. average carbonation, light body, relatively dry grassy-peppery-lightly smoky finish. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2359) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at Parker Pie. Pours black (or maybe dark brown) with a brown-ish head that disappears but leave some lacing. Aroma is indeed smoky, roasty. Taste is chocolatey with again some roasted malt notes (not overpowering). Carbonation is again too high, Parker Pie needs to fix this. Overall a really nice smoked lager, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap at Parker Pie. Pours dark brown with low light beige head. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, smoke. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, fruits, slight smoke. Palate: Light body. Good balance. Overall: Good. Smoke is not overdone: I appreciate this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
500 ml bottle thanks to lukaduke. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker ruby with a beige head of foam. Decent retention. The aroma is mildly meaty and sweet. Doesn’t have that big robust bacon persona I’ve become accustomed to in smoked beers. More a umami quality. Taste is sweet. Pretty good mild smoke beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours a deep roasty umber color with a couple fingers of khaki foam. The nose is light smoked chocolate, touch of rootbeer and spent coffee grain. The palate really does run down the line between porter and schwarzbier... smooth silky body with touch of herbal rootbeer sweetness, bakers chocolate, smoked seaweed, and roasted grain. Really easy drinker yet complex and very nicely balanced in between the two styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2013
mild roasty aroma. slight sweet note in the aroma as it warms. roasty, lactic flavor. smooth and well rounded. not much bitterness. black opaque in color. clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Hazy dark amber - red - brown beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and light, semi dry. Smooth malt with a mild dark chocolate streak. Whisper of smoke. Very fine minerally carbonation. Touch of dark fruits before a smooth and dry finish. Not bad at all.

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