Smoke Signal - Swamp Head Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
(Apologies for a less-then-stellar review)
04-07-2011 14:34:28 | More by intll
4.43/5 rDev +12.2%
appearance: dark with little head
smell: very bold and assertive hop presence. pine and citrus
taste: best beer of the night. nicely smoked porter, touch of bacon.
mouthfeel: medium to full bodied
drinkability: I tried this at the kickbacks Swamphead dinner among many others. This brewery in new and going in the right direction. Solid beer from a solid brewery. I would love to have this again.
01-02-2011 23:12:49 | More by CampusCrew
4.43/5 rDev +12.2%
Bottles were just released and it was around last year on draft. 750 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark brown with some light shining through until it reaches the glass. Creamy looking one finger khaki head. Nice rich smoke aroma like firewood, roast, with some slight sweetness in the malts. Nice smooth robust silky mouthfeel on this. Huge smoke flavor balanced by some sweetness in the roasted malts, maaaaybe a hint of chocolate. Honestly this is how I envision Bruery’s Smoking Wood without the whiskey barrels. This is the type of porter that would stand up well to barrels. Really really nice beer.
10-19-2013 23:51:19 | More by BMMillsy
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
Appearance: Not the greatest looker of a beer I have seen, as the beer was virtually topless - just dark liquid and no cap
Smell: The alderwood comes through brilliantly in the aroma, with chocolate elements in the background
Taste: Black bread and chocolate, up front with a smoked woody bitterness that develops by mid-palate and persists through the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Very nice - perhaps the best of the SwampHead beers I have tasted; the beer shows a judicious use of smoked malt and has a nice bitter aspect as well
12-21-2010 02:46:47 | More by brentk56
4.34/5 rDev +9.9%
Served on draft at Kickbacks in Jacksonville.
A: dark with little head
S: bold hop presence. some citrus, and smoke of course.
T: best smoked beer I have had thus far, nicely smoked porter... Taste like bacon and smoked barbecue pork....
M: medium to full bodied...minimal carbonation.
O: great smoked beer! I would definitely have this again! :)
11-03-2013 18:58:55 | More by ali1987
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
On-tap and in growler at Swamp Head. Near black in color with a thin cap of tan head. Smell: moderate wood smoke - more of a smoked cheese than a smoked meat, mild roast, toasted bread, caramelized sugars. Taste: starts with a dark chocolate syrup, some sugared dark fruit, then roasted grain and a toffee sweetness with a complementary smoked flavor. Crunchy bacon in the finish. Light to medium bodied. I want a little more heft, but at the same time, I'm digging how quaffable it is. Quite tasty and the smoke was integrated nicely without overwhelming the other elements of the beer. An alderwood smoked porter at 7ish%.
04-24-2011 02:37:17 | More by babaracas
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
On tap at Swamp Head's Tasting Room in Gainesville, FL.
A: jet black, nice head
S: deep roasted malt with good, but not overpowering, smoke
T: great taste!, smoke, well-balanced, very good beer
M: highly sessionable, very smooth
This was a solid smoked porter. Well done.
02-25-2012 15:56:54 | More by wisrarebeer
Smoke Signal from Swamp Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.