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Cigar City / Swamp Head Roosevelt - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Pecans.

(Beer added by: Holland on 02-09-2012)
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kif

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2014 01:25:24 | More by kif
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2014 06:34:50 | More by Howlader
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2014 03:12:20 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-17-2014 03:24:52 | More by GuttaMane138
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-19-2014 05:20:32 | More by ldhughes3
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Bartos

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-16-2014 15:04:01 | More by Bartos
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-30-2013 23:56:34 | More by badboy7113
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jme015

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-28-2013 20:18:12 | More by jme015
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JPortillo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-11-2013 01:51:32 | More by JPortillo
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-06-2013 13:34:20 | More by Auror
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Andreias21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-07-2013 00:06:08 | More by Andreias21
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-31-2013 17:26:41 | More by ShanePB
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johnyb

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-30-2013 18:34:30 | More by johnyb
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled November 2011

A: ruddy brown color, poured with decent head
S: mild nose, sweeter with some spiciness noted, EtOH, deep burnt roasted malt, leathery
T: reminded me a bit of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, deep roasted malt up front with pronounced hop bitterness finish, could age for 5-10 years, well made
M: laquerish but expected for barley wine, hop bitterness cuts through malt

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:54:41 | More by wisrarebeer
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-31-2013 01:39:01 | More by mattsander
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2013 16:55:50 | More by Photekut
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madnismo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-16-2013 01:45:17 | More by madnismo
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 2011 750 ml bottle date poured Mar 2013. Pours a very deep dark red with a nutty and creamy looking light kahki head. Aroma is huge caramel malt, nuts, honey, pine. Smells very rich. Dry nut flavor up front that fades into sweet malt. Slight bitterness with lingering candy apple flavors. Fades into a nutty aftertaste. Hops were probably present when this was fresh, but are pretty subdued now. Sweet balanced with bitter rather well. Not a bad barleywine. A nice tick, too. But tough finishing more than 12 oz.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 03:11:31 | More by BMMillsy
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Lob

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

04-06-2013 02:19:39 | More by Lob
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Treebs

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottled November 2011.

A: Pours a semi-clear amber color with a light khaki head forming on the pour. Recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Boozy with some dark fruit notes. Sweet biscuit malt body. There's not a lot to the nose as the alcohol notes take over.

T: Very sweet caramel with figgy dark fruit notes. A little peanut brittle with some sweet bready malts.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet finish.

O: This was ok. Very sweet and boozy even after a year in the bottle. Pretty one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:58:05 | More by Treebs
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-03-2013 22:52:05 | More by nmann08
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-10-2013 22:12:11 | More by nrbw23
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a classic English barleywine--brown sugar, raisins, caramel. All sweetness and very lite hops in the nose. Nice, but very typical for the style.

Taste is completely different. Some of the same brown sugar and raisin flavors, but also a big hop presence that I didn't smell at all: hops are tropical fruit, pineapple and mangos and peaches, slightly bitter in a fruity way. Pretty unique, and I like it. Not noticing the pecans really: I get a faint nuttiness when I look for it but that might be my imagination.

Overall a solid beer, fairly original flavor for a barleywine and an odd disconnect between the nose and the taste.

7.0/10

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 23:36:34 | More by AlexFields
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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-24-2013 03:05:36 | More by benjaminahudson
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-27-2012 14:01:30 | More by thegerm87
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Cigar City / Swamp Head Roosevelt from Swamp Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.