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Smoke Signal - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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I didn't take notes while tasting this beer, so I'll just keep it short and simple.

I thought this beer was fantastic. The smokiness was ideal, in my opinion. The smoke flavor didn't mask the malts or hops of this ale, but rather provided a nice subtle underflavor. The beer itself was a beautiful dark garnet color and had a nice smokey bouquet.

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