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RATINGS: 170   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


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2419) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Good shit. 500mL bottle poured into a plastic cup at a hotel room while I watch Mark Wahlberg in Contraband, which pairs well with the beer. Despite all this the beer looks good. It pours with a medium thick head that leaves behind a slug of lacing. The beer, well, its almost a perfect melding of schwarz and rauch, equal parts represented without either dominating. The shwarz has a great chocolate lagered aspect and a smoked element that is present but nicely subdued into the black lager. Super clean with no flaws and so damn quaffable, I drank this up like it was nothing in a few minutes. I only picked up a single but I see why these are sold in 4 packs that were priced for $10.50, which seems like a great price point for such quality.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1962) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle poured a very dark mahogany brown with a thin coat of tan head that fell right to a ring on the glass. Aroma has dark malts, light roast, hazelnuts, and coffee. Mouth feel is mid range but feels a bit light to me for even a porter and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor again has a pleasant mix of malts, roast, light smoke, and again a bit of nuts. I can appreciate the mellow level of smoke as it is just about the level I prefer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle - Rich malts, bacon, smoke and some raisin. Deep maroon with a rich brown head. Light chocolate, sweet dark malts and smoke. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camoes (103) - PORTUGAL - SEP 1, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 22B). AROMA: background sweet and roasted malts from the base beer with coffe and chocolate notes. faint smoke notes with balance towards the base beer. some DMS is present. APPEARANCE: dark with a ruby color tint. average tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted coffe-like notes with a touch of pleasant and balanced smokiness. some sweet chocolate notes also present. low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium-low with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a good marriage between a dark lager and smoked malts, that would benefit with a bit more smokiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Deep mahogany hued beer with a small khaki colored head. Nose of puffed wheat, smoked grains and faint chocolate. Light body for such a dark presentation. Flavors of light camp fire, bitter chocolate, and lots of caramel sweetness that lead to an almost cotton candy/ash tray finish. Very sweet but very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Starts promising. The aroma is rich and smokey, with very subtle hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor and more so the body fail to follow through. Far too thin, the beer seems to finish and wash away taking with it any sense of flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6447) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Black. Smoky nose with chocolate and coffee. Nice chocolate flavor with rather light smoke, ok hops too. Well balanced. full and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (500) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 21, 2014
W aromacie arcyciekawe połączenie czekolady i wędzonki, dość słodko. W smaku również wędzonka, czekolada, trochę ciemnych owoców, raczej wytrawne, czyste, kremowe odczucie w ustach i super pijalność.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10636) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Herber, malzig rauchiger Antrunk. Herber im Mittelteil, dabei bleibt die Malzigkeit konstant, die Rauchigkeit nimmt ab. Leicht schokoladiger Abgang, mild röstig, bitterer Einschlag, karamellig. 11/12/11/11/10/11

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and light lacing. Big smoky, earthy, caramelly, bready, bacon meat, and toasted bread in the aroma. Taste is semi-salty, meat drippings, nutty, grassy, caramel, campfire, and toasted biscuit. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2388) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Blackish pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, caramel, roast, light hops. Medium bodied, smoke and roast dominate, moderate to low roast bitterness. Pretty nice.


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