Brewed for the 2013 Jack’s Abby Battle of the Barrels. Entry by brewmaster Jack Hendler.
Barrel aged Smoke and Dagger with Cranberry, ginger, pistachio, cherrywood smoked malt, chocolate, coffee & hot pepper.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewery. a pleasant refreshing cranberry chocolate covered cherry note stuck out. but overall, somewhat muddled. interesting, but lacked the focus of the almond joy and pepper variants. but maybe that was okay? trail mix itself doesn’t seek to highlight any one ingredient- the nuts, berries, chocolate, random garbage just gets all mixed up together and eaten on a fucken trail. so why can’t this beer have cranberry, ginger, pistachio, cherrywood smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, and hot pepper mixed together to provide sustenance for a long night of drinking beers? beats me
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Everything here became a bit muddled and hard to differentiate. I got some dried cranberry type flavor and a splash of ginger in there. This was pretty good but I would have left out 2 or 12 of the flavors.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft from the source, Ginger and coffee dominate, some chocolate and cranberries in the finish
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