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Smoke Signal - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoke Signal is an American style Robust Porter, using a generous amount of pale ale malt smoked with Alderwood, the smoke source used in the Pacific Northwest for salmon. We smoke 150 pounds of pale malt for each 10 barrel batch of Smoke Signal.

Alderwood imparts a slightly sweet smoke flavor that balances well with the residual sweetness of the beer imparted through the use of dark crystal malts; chocolate and roasted barleys combine with American hops to deliver a flavorful robust porter with just the right amount of smoked flavor.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 12-21-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

deereless, Oct 05, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -1%

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tazzman, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Poppellian, Sep 20, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

nice body. definitely smokey, like I'm sitting around a bon fire. Some coffee and vanilla in there. Smoked meat and bacon or something here. Somewhat sweet however this is balanced by the hops in the finish quite well.

cambabeer, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

threedaggers, Sep 06, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter.

Appearance: Pours black and leaves a fluffy, off-white (light tan) head that lingers for a long time. (4.25)

Smell: Big smoked meats up front, smoked malts, cocoa, hint of coffee, hint of vanilla. (4.4)

Taste: Matches the smell to a T: big smoked meats, smoked malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Quite moderate and well balanced, but the smoked meats and malts dominate the taste. Nice and drinkable. (4.2)

Mouth-feel: Low to med carb with a thick, creamy, slightly foamy body. Nice smoked-meats finish. (4.35)

Overall: Very drinkable, tasty smoked porter. I honestly wouldn't change anything about this beer for what it is. Nice smoked malts and meats with some cocoa and roasted malts as well. Well balanced and very nice aroma as well. (4.3)

Resuin, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Smoke Signal from Swamp Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.