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Smoke Signal - Swamp Head Brewery

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88
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Florida

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Florida

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

01-02-2014 04:40:29 | More by mverity
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Louisiana

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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ali1987

Florida

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
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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New Jersey

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Florida

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.

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Wisconsin

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
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Smoke Signal from Swamp Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.