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RATINGS: 250   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim’s orgasmic Trillium tasting”. Dark brown, solid mocha. Nose is rather weak, touch umami, seems to show light oxidation, rest is wood, leaves & bark, smoke is very low. Taste is lightly herbal leaves, bit thin, mellow, some mocha powder, herbs, low smoke, herbs, bark. Body feels thinned out, bit weak, not very exciting with not my favored notes. Okay overall but nowhere near on par with their Smoked Märzen. It feels like there is some possible age at play here but since the bottle is not dated, there is no way to be certain. Bit of a letdown overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1889) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Very wattery, light, even a light sour, light smoke, light chocolate. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Interesting. A bit of smoke flavor, some coffee as well, all underneath an herbal taste I can’t quite place. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12oz bottle from TRT. Poured a deep dark chocolate brown, almost black, under a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of light smoke, chocolate pudding, dark toast, cake batter. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Flavor isnt quite as food as the aroma, a bit subdued and less chocolatey with mote dark grains. Solid none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1000) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours clear cola-brown-to-black with a creamy, 1-finger tan head. Mild aroma of smoked malt with a touch of wood. Body is a bit lighter than medium. Slightly watery with a brief finish. Flavor of caramel malt mixed with some coffee. A bit of smoke at the back that lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Smooth, smoky aroma. Smoky malt, toast, and an earthiness. Hints of woody flavors as well. Very smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (2042) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: oat domination. Notes of wheat. Smoked finish. Taste: lack of palate, oat taste, smoked malt and good bitterness. Easy drinkable. Aftertaste: malt and sweet smoked finish. Not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a murky brown with small head and no lacing. Moderate smoke and chocolate aroma. Mild sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate, almost effervescent carbonation. Medium smoked finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Draft @ pony bar. Creamy smooth nitro. Chocolatey & la to smooth. Roasted barley hulls and smokey body. Wants a bit more sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Draft at pony bar HK with Brendan. Pours a deep Guinness body with thick white head. Aroma is light roast, milk/lactose and deep round malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate milkshake, round malt and soft smoke/roast.

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