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Cigar City / Swamp Head Roosevelt - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

66 Ratings
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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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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

09-04-2012 02:51:46 | More by CEDAMA
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johnyb

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-30-2013 18:34:30 | More by johnyb
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SFC21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-12-2012 00:33:59 | More by SFC21
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-28-2012 00:57:03 | More by Gatordaddy
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Deadheadbill

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the sister beer to Church on a Hill, the English style barley wine collab by CCB and Swamphead.

Pours med brown with little head. Smells roasty, slightly sweet and hoppy. This one is drier and hoppier than expected, with a malty slightly sweet mid-palate, and a nutty component to it coming from the addition of pecans to the brew. The mouthfeel is hoppy and "nut browny" with the alcohol being well hidden by great attenuation, hops and ample carbonation. I definitely like the style they achieved with this one.

An outstanding offering from CCB/Swamphead.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 15:45:38 | More by Deadheadbill
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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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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-30-2013 23:56:34 | More by badboy7113
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-30-2012 05:29:18 | More by stxSS07
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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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Holland

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: interesting orange and brown color. It's very cloudy, and poured cold so there's minimal head, but that comes later.

S: smell is full of hops at first - a lot of citrus and resin. Then I get caramel and more roasted malts and barleywine smells, but it's not that dark.

T: caramel and toffee notes along with the heavy citrus from the hops. Bitterness shines through along with the sweetness. No idea how much alcohol is in here, but it only became detectable during the last couple of sips.

M: crisp feeling with decent carbonation for such a heavily bodied beer.

O: glad I picked up a couple of bottles at the release. Drinks a lot like their 10-10-100 but with more roasted malt flavors. Probably worth it at $15 per bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 03:34:12 | More by Holland
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated Nov2011
I smuggled this back from Florida in April and I've had it sitting on a shelf in the fridge screaming at me since then. Pours a curiously murky light brown or dark orange color with a decent tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Well it smells like a barleywine. Lots of dark sugars and dark fruits, some floral and earthy hops, a bit of sweet overripe melon, and a touch of alcohol. I can't smell any pecans, but I can taste em. The flavor is dark sugars up front with lots of fruits, cherries, raisins, and melons. There's a solid punch of ethanol and higher alcohols as well as an earthy and resinous hop flavor that lingers long after each sip. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation, and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Wow this is a big beer, I wish I had seen that before I opened this by myself. Nice big barleywine, the alcohol needs a little time to mellow imho, but very flavorful brew, I wish I had another to age.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 21:54:38 | More by johnnnniee
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-09-2012 04:28:45 | More by acurtis
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-21-2012 04:59:19 | More by KevSal
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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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DCon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-12-2012 06:01:34 | More by DCon
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RTrain12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-01-2012 20:10:45 | More by RTrain12
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jme015

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-26-2012 01:21:51 | More by DonFrap
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leodarko

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-05-2012 07:15:11 | More by leodarko
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured into a snifter, beer is brown, hazy, thin head, small bubbles, low retention, some carbonation, looks nice.

Aroma is sweet, malty, nutty, fine.

Beer is medium in body and sweet on the front end, the pecans are lost a little but you can pick up a faint woodiness that could be the nuts in the end, a fine barleywine, not quite as good as church on a hill but all the same quite good overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 03:35:19 | More by drabmuh
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2012 00:10:42 | More by PthPndr
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BillHilly

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-11-2012 01:16:27 | More by BillHilly
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Cigar City / Swamp Head Roosevelt from Swamp Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.