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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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

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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Where and how: bottle 12 oz
Aroma: milder in character, hinted with smoke and deep malts. Tad too fruity for such beer.
Appearance :
Top: medium plus cap, mocha, creamy with lace and rings.
Base: light brown into brown.
Palate : medium thinner body, creamy texture with delicate carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: mild smoke up font, mellow pleasant enough session able dark lager. Rauch lovers would say that this one is too mellow.
other notes I like it but this could be done better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
@ Khyber Pass. Medium brown and a bit hazy. Thin head. Light smoke, touch of acidity, bit yeasty... A muddled slightly smoky brew with toasty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2728) - California, USA - APR 28, 2016
Dark brown color with foamy tan head... Aroma of smoked malts, beechwood, chocolate malts... Flavor is smokey, roasted malts, chocolate... Fairly creamy yet watery body, like a Guinness... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - APR 14, 2016
Draught @ As Is NYC. Inky black with spongy beige head, caramel aroma, medium carbonation, mocha taste, not really tasting smoke, thick body, medium bitter roasted malt finish. Very smooth and tasteful but did not feel smoked at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a rich brown/black from a bottle. Nose of coffee, flavor similar with a nice roasted smokiness toward the end, some vanilla and even toffee notes mixed in a bit. Rather thin and almost cola-y. Good beer, and I’m not a particular fan of smoked beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1098) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Nice light smoky scent and added to the taste. Vanilla kicks in at the end. A bit of a sour funk also. Feel is a but gritty, but filling. medium brown with a purple brown color. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Dark brown with a thin creamy head. Nose is light smoke, some bakers cocoa. Taste follows, smoke is light but there and works nicely with the chocolate and caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1630) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, smoke, Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Sampler at the brewery. Dark brown close to black, with strong smoky aroma and smoke edge to the flavor. Creamy with a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (272) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Sort of a mixed up brew, a lightly smoked, somewhat chocolaty and very dark lager... more or less a one-off. Guzzling a few out of a Lagunitas jar, not loving its complexity of odd flavors, but finding it quite oddly palatable nonetheless. Jack’s Abby is expanding the lager range in some pretty amazing directions.

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