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RATINGS: 254   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
500ml bottle (dated 7/12/13) pours dark brown with nice creamy finger of head. Can just barely see through the edges of the glass. Nose is roasty dark fruit, a liitle chocolate. Mouthfeel is light but held up by nice crisp carbonation and a creamy malt finish. Taste is a balanced smokiness up front which transitions into a roasty chocolate, creamy coffee, with some bits of fruit mixed in. Finish is mild fruitiness, ashy, dark cherries, a touch of smoke. This is really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (228) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Good aromas of malt and some hops. Pours black with a tan head. Light lacing. Nice flavors of hops and yeast. Dry layer like. Heavy carbonation. Lots of burps. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1420) - - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Smoky aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and roast. Pours black with about one finger of light brown head that has decent retention and lacing. Starts with good flavors of roast, coffee and chocolate as well as a rich full body. Finishes smooth with a good amount of smoke to go with the roast that lingers on the palate nicely. Excellent black beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Deep cola brown under a thin light tan head. Big German smoked malt aroma that has a nice little black pepper and meaty quality about it, and a light grassy hop. Crisp and cracker-grainy flavor that’s gentle on the smoke and very gentle meatiness, has a touch of black pepper, and a smooth dark malty lagered finish. Pretty tasty and smooth and refined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
on tap at City Tap House in University City - nice dark brown color. Sweet and smoky flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6367) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2016
at Mel’s Craft Beer and Dinner - Vienna . Pours black, no head. smell is bit smoked, but not extreme . taste is rather bittter, some dark malts. smoke is very mild. balanced in a complex whole. ok body and carbo. not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 30, 2016
0,355l from bottle at Mels Diner. black colour, almost no head. smells of spices, earthy, light smoke, light caramel. nice smell. medium body, soft carbonation, sick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, some smoke, smoked sausage, spices, light caramel, light licorice. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of spices and licorice notes. nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (150) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a cola-colored brown with a medium beige head. Light, smoky aroma of gouda, and maybe a little fruit. Caramel malt gives a cola-like taste accented by a mild smoky char. Average carbonation. Pillowy mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2016
This is sort of schwartzbier-ish, I’d say, pushing into porter territory. The level of smoke here is significant but not overbearing. It is just a notch or two past the level where I might believe that level of smokiness can be coaxed out of regular roasted grains. It works pretty well as a compliment to chocolate and coffee flavors otherwise. It’s just a hint sweet and medium bodied. It seems fairly clean from a fermentation standpoint but it’s a bit hard to tell because of all the roast/smoke. If you are into smoked porters, give this a try. It is a pretty decent spin on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose is dark smoked malt cacao, coffee. Tastes smooth, with smoked malt, cacao, mild coffee, dark fruit. Smooth, smoky yet slightly sweet finish, and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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.

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