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Smoke Signal - Swamp Head Brewery

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87
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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Aroma - all roast malt, wrapped in a layer of tangy smoke.

Taste - brief mouthful of sweet malt, followed by some fairly heavy smoke. Pushy at first, but after a few sips I start to pick up some bittersweet chocolate. A nice abv warmth on the aftertaste. An ashy, fire-smoke finish.

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Smoke Signal from Swamp Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.