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Peat Dunwoody's - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 5.53%
Wants: 79
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Scottish nomad at home in the swamps of Florida.

This dirty minger made his way across the big pond as a wee babe, strapped to a bale of peat, eventually washing up in a hurricane deep in a Floridian swamp. Out of place and out of touch, Peat makes his way through the state, downing tankards of ale and sweeping up the lasses. If you catch him in the wild, he's happy to share a draught and some bawdy humor, usually at your expense.

When the moons are right, Peat appears in our woods, ringing the night with laugher and leaving behind casks of his scotch ale. He's rarely seen, and even more elusive than the Scotsman himself; his world-class suds.

Peat's ale recipe has never been revealed, or if he ever let it slip we didn't understand him... we rarely do. Peat Dunwoody's Wee Heavy Scotch Ale starts off with sweet caramel notes and a slight undertone of peat. Aged in 20 year bourbon barrels, this big bastard of a beer has hints of vanilla and wood that complement the dark fruit flavors of its darker malts. A legendary finish will have you slogging through the woods in search of the bearded Scotsman, and just one more pint.

(Beer added by: Skrypt on 10-02-2013)
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-25-2014 06:12:23 | More by chippo33
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-02-2014 20:27:04 | More by BMart
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -11.1%

thanks to egrace84 for this share!

poured into tulip.

Appearance: dark brown almost a black bodied beer with white ring of head around the glass.

Smell: Smokey and boozey. Like little bourbony kick. Fruity malts. Overall smells sweet.

Taste: Woody, earthy, and bourbon. Oaky and smokey. Fruity malts take a backseat to the barrel aging.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Its a smooth drinker!

Overall: This is a great BA Scotch Ale. I believe this is one of my first beers from Swamphead. They have done well with this beer.

11-22-2013 06:29:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

11-22-2013 01:20:57 | More by egrace84
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.61/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from bottle at the release. 8 oz. pour for $8 after they sold their 60 bottles. Dark brown pour with nearly no head. Smell is big bourbon, licorice, vanilla, nutty, booze. Taste is big rich vanilla caramel with nutty finish with the wood coming in just a tad. Lingering vanilla caramel on the palate. Wow. Warming but not any harsh booze burn here, just right. Thick, rich, full bodied mouthfeel with very low carb. They hit this out of the park. Liked this more than AleSmith BA Wee Heavy, Sucaba, and others in the general BA scotch/barleywine/old ale area. Just fantastic--too bad there were not more bottles to send around.

10-02-2013 21:47:36 | More by BMMillsy
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2014 06:10:21 | More by dfhhead25
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev -3%

Poured from bottle (I think) into snifter at the brewery tasting room, 3 October 2013.

Pours deep rusty brown.

Smell is a rich peaty whiskey, well blended with the base beer, which may or may not be the source of the peat. Dark and earthy, like scotch.

Taste is an explosion of dark, earthy, muddy whiskey. Black like swamp mud. Earthy and rich, slightly bitter. Amazing how well the two pieces work together. It's like a full (the scotch ale) and over-the-top (the whiskey) drawn from the same source. Excellent.

Feel is top-notch. Slick with medium carbonation. Fits perfectly with the beer. Like murky swamp water.

A really well-balanced barrel-aged wee heavy. Solid barrel presence. Super earthy, but all in ways that I like. And it evokes the brewery's name better than almost any beer I've had.

11-02-2013 03:05:50 | More by zeledonia
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AltBock

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

10-16-2013 16:09:01 | More by AltBock
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moonknight31

California

5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-03-2014 07:32:06 | More by moonknight31
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RayUF07

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

01-24-2014 02:44:51 | More by RayUF07
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tourdot

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-31-2014 01:38:33 | More by tourdot
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-03-2013 20:01:01 | More by Coldsnack
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badboy7113

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

11-28-2013 15:14:21 | More by badboy7113
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james582

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-06-2014 14:01:27 | More by james582
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

11-22-2013 01:22:07 | More by TATURBO
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jme015

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-03-2013 15:23:44 | More by jme015
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Skrypt

Florida

4.99/5  rDev +6.2%

8 oz pour into a Swamp Head snifter in the tasting room on the release day from a 750 ml bottle.

This pours a deep mahogany with translucence around the edges and has a very faint head that doesn't linger for but a few seconds.

Bring the glass to your nose and you get this amazing blend of vanilla and bourbon wafting through your nostrils. It's so soft and inviting. The smell is surprisingly sweet with strong accents of vanilla and bourbon.

The taste is even better than the smell. Sweet with a bit of bourbon and vanilla at first, but it melts in your mouth and you pick up on the roasted malts and oak barrels. The sweetness involves and you're left with an awesomely complex flavor profile; dark fruits, super smooth bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, caramel and smoked wood are present.

This is a full-bodied beer with medium carbonation. There's no heat from the alcohol at all, and it drinks incredibly smooth. Creamy, smooth, thick, but impressively easy to drink. I wish I had the bottle to myself.

I'm blown away. This is one of the best beer I've had. The Pappy barrel is perfectly integrated, which I wasn't expecting based off my experience with BA 10-10-10. The smell is so remarkable ( I wish I had an air freshener that smelled like this!), but the flavor is out of this world good. Swamp Head and knocked it out of the park with this beer.

10-02-2013 21:40:32 | More by Skrypt
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Netdigger2

South Carolina

4.96/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a VERY dark brown for a Wee Heavy/ Scotch Ale. A half finger of off-white head and a little thin lacing.

The smell in outrageous (tons of caramel, sweet toffee, world-class bourbon, toasted oak, oatmeal, plums, raisins, and light char)

The flavor mirrors the nose with an emphasis on the high-end bourbon and toffee. Very rich.

Full-bodied, viscous, light/perfect carbonation.

I cannot believe I was able to taste this beer. The best barrel-aged not-stout I've had! The Pappy Van Winkle barrel really shines in this one!

10-04-2013 21:47:18 | More by Netdigger2
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rsths13

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-03-2013 03:32:15 | More by rsths13
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cubanbeerguy

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-08-2014 03:17:35 | More by cubanbeerguy
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GatorGirl

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-22-2013 18:16:40 | More by GatorGirl
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kswartz

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-17-2013 12:50:50 | More by kswartz
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GrapesofWrath

Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +4.9%

At the behest of a couple of drinking buddies, I've decided to take the plunge.

Sampled 10/11/13

A: Pours a gorgeous brown, not dissimilar from King Henry with a dense, off white foam, leaving lots of sticky lacing.

S: The nose is straight bourbon with notes of oak, rich chocolate, toffee, caramel, malted candy.

T: Rich and heavy with an emphasis on bourbon and toffee. The caramel is accompanied by dried fruits and a sort of candied bacon charm.

M: This beer is rich and thick with adequate carbonation.

O: Amazing beer and every bit as good as King Henry.

10-13-2013 18:19:12 | More by GrapesofWrath
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qbanole

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2014 04:37:11 | More by qbanole
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swisheroo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-04-2013 12:01:35 | More by swisheroo
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Peat Dunwoody's from Swamp Head Brewery
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