Cigar City / Swamp Head Roosevelt - Swamp Head Brewery

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85
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Pecans.

(Beer added by: Holland on 02-09-2012)
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Photo of scottfrie
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into snifter. Bottled November 2011.

A: Pours a caramely leather color with a finger of greasy tan head that slowly faded into bubbly film and collar.
S: Leather, caramel, booze, tobacco, and rich resiny hop oily comes through on the nose.
T: Powdery chocolate, leather, tobacco, caramel, nutty quality, and chocolate syrup flavors come through. The finish is full of greasy, oily, and bitter hop resin and tree sap. A great nutty malt and oily hopiness, along with a touch of roast, lingers in the aftertaste. Tobacco lingers as well. Booze is present but not hot at all. Very flavorful and not overly bitter or boozy.
M: Thick and heavy body, slick and oily viscous mouthfeel, tingly but low carbonation. Smooth and rich and very easy to sip.
O: A very enjoyable barleywine. Not especially nutty, but everything works well. Very enjoyable.

Photo of kif
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Bartos
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of badboy7113
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jme015
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JPortillo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Auror
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of johnyb
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Photo of mattsander
4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of madnismo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of Treebs
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Cigar City / Swamp Head Roosevelt from Swamp Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.