Swamp Head / Cigar City Bourbon Barrel Aged Roosevelt - Swamp Head Brewery
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.91/5 rDev -6.9%
Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.
Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, bourbon, odd wood, and slight funk aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, citrus zest, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but is pretty boozy and has an odd wood presence.
08-26-2013 16:38:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.24/5 rDev +1%
From the release. Finally cracked the bottle with a friend. Pours a deep amber brown with small yellowish brown head. Aroma of sweet toffee, biscuits, vanilla, oak, caramel, marshmallow. Don’t get much bourbon but the vanilla from it is definitely there. Flavor is sweet up front followed by some dryness and pecan, vanilla whiskey notes, and fading back into lingering pecan. I did not get this much pecan from the original. Super complex flavor. Lingering taste is like pecan pie with some vanilla whipped cream, yet the bitter balances the sweet. Flavor is really layered nicely here. Slick mouthfeel that finishes with a slight dry oakiness. A sipper but pretty easy for 13%. Not the bourbon notes of the likes of Sucaba, but more nuance and complexity in the flavors. This really worked for me, and could have been worth sucking a little more bourbon flavor from the barrel. Otherwise, this seemed right on.
07-24-2013 23:58:13 | More by BMMillsy
Swamp Head / Cigar City Bourbon Barrel Aged Roosevelt from Swamp Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.