Swamp Yankee - Buzzards Bay Brewing
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tigg924:
3.56/5 rDev -3%
Had on tap at Pour Farm New Bedford
Appearance: 1/2 inch head, clear, reddish-brown in color, moderate carbonation
Smell: cocoa and pine
Taste: cocoa, pine, and light citrus hops
Mouthfeel: bitter with slight sweetness, light bodied with moderate-low carbonation
Overall: A nice and roasty American black ale with creamy sweetness. I enjoyed this beer. While I would not turn it down if offered to me, I would not rush out to get it again either.
12-14-2013 21:22:35 | More by tigg924
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
*I don't know what it is, but for the life of me Beer Advocate will not let me upload the image I tried to submit. The bottle is green with a pissed off old Yankee/northern flipping you off with the middle finger censored.*
A-Poured very dark. When glass is held up to the light, there is lots of red/mahogany tints visible. Head in my Buzzards Bay pint glass shows up big and creamy. About 3 fingers, but eventually after a while dies to a good one finger size. Lot of lacing. Head at one point even looked like it a creamy dollop was placed in the middle of the glass. INVITING!
S- Very hoppy! Big east coast style floral, earthy hops! Little bit of piney hop there a well. WOW! There is a malty character to the smell. Coffee and a light chocolate note are the secondary scents here. Overall hop forward, with a roasted, chocolate element in the background.
T- Follows the nose almost exactly HOPS, HOPS, HOPS! Extremely hop forward. Floral, east coast, type hoppyness, just a hint of pine. Coffee and chocolate is light, but is there. Head was very creamy tasting.
*When warmed slightly, there is a bigger chocolate note. The beer smooths out. Hop character is diminished some, while a bigger porter style dark ale flavor is more present.
M- Starts out thin and watery, but after you swallow the beer, it turns medium in body. The hoppy presence may make this beer unpleasant for some. But if like a hop forward brew, this will be heaven for you! Finish is fairly dry. It make you salivate slightly and come back for more.
*Mouthfeel is nicer after it warms. It's easier to drink and the hop character is somewhat diminished.
Overall, this is a very good black IPA style beer. If you like your beers with an aggressive hop kick, this will satisfy you. It has real good porter style flavors here too. I'd recommend the best way to drink this is to open it and let it sit for a few minutes to warm. I give it about the B+ in letter grade. Good stuff.
12-14-2013 18:57:11 | More by ThomasMetal75
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.
A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains citrus, roasted malts, a good amount of hops and some coffee & chocolate.
T: The taste starts out very bitter with flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee and a strong but not over-powering hops presence. Then a hearty but not too heavy roasted malt character comes in to create a decent balance. There’s also a touch of sweetness in the background. The after-taste is slightly bitter.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, although there are better choices in the style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.
02-06-2014 02:51:55 | More by TheManiacalOne
Swamp Yankee from Buzzards Bay Brewing
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.