Catherine's Passion | Swamp Head Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States
swamphead.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Catherine II, the 18th century Empress of Russia, is said to have been the inspiration behind the creation of the Imperial Russian Stout, an intensely flavored, robust, dark ale with a noticeable alcohol presence. Legend has it that Catherine also had a voracious sexual appetite; she was known to have many lovers, but the story about the stallion was probably a myth.
We infused our Russian Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs and fair trade coffee, to create a sensual stout with an extra kick. We think Catherine’s Passion would be aroused by this stout…ale.

Added by CampusCrew on 01-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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1.18/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Garbage beer

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2/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not a good beer here must be old

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2.99/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I really did not enjoy this. Mostly because it smells like green peppers and stale, used Folger's coffee grounds. That being said, it was drinkable... just not very pleasant at all. I love some roast, but the char flavor was not enjoyable... Shame. I enjoyed Resentment, but this iteration did not vibe with me.

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3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to moose3285, a guy who has been giving me good beer since before I was legal. I kid, I kid, but it’s been a long bloody time. This is the latest in a long line of fantastic-looking hauls. Big old 750ML bomber split with my wife.

The pour is stout black with an afro head that’s never seen a pick; takes a while to jam all that into a pair of 14 oz. glasses. I while away the idle moments watching Loren on Intervention, an alcoholic. Never mind. The nose makes me double-check the description of the beer: sweet sugar & crushed raspberries, fruitier than Merrick…never mind. Smells more like Founder Big Luscious than a coffee/chocolate stout.

Catherine’s Passion has undergone some kind of Transformer-style change since being written about. Sweet malts writ big hold up a solid dose of roast before the raspberry patch kicks in. Mid-palate is more bitter than Newt Gingrich: not hoppy, perhaps fallout from the coffee addition, but it’s more than that, & I can’t quite put my midline groove on it. The finish is pure circus freak, with the slippery fruit mixing with the malt & coffee &, yeah. Uh huh. Despite all the bearded women, I’m having little trouble putting this away.

Swamp Head is so hit & miss for me, ranging from great stuff to, ah, suckage. This is neither, but with no trace of chocolate, weirdly zinging coffee bite, & rampant orchard leavings, I doubt this is what the brewer intended. Still, oddly, pretty good.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Catherine's Passion from Swamp Head Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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