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Smoke Signal - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

14 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 76
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 3.91%
Wants: 2
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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 12-21-2010

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.
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #85 (Feb 2014):

Balanced, Roasty, Ashy

Very excited to run into this beer in hopes of smoky greatness. All of the traits of a Robust Porter hit the taste buds, with suggestions of charcoal, espresso and ash. Smokiness rides firm from start to finish, with a kiss of hoppiness in back. A bit of rawness keeps thing super real and drives us to take another sip.

STYLE: American Porter | ABV: 6.9% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round (452 characters)

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Bottle share at Proof courtesy of scotchzi. Very deep brown with some tna head. Great smokey aroma. Smells like overly smoked pork. Cedar and maybe chestnut. Taste is far too smokey. I'm rarely a fan of American smoked beers. Smoke dominates the palate in this one. Good body and surprisingly high carbonation. (310 characters)

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Got a chance to try this limited brew last Friday at the tasting room at Swamp Head Brewery.

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.

HIGHLY recommended.

(Apologies for a less-then-stellar review) (506 characters)

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Smoke Signal from Swamp Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.