Darkwater | Swamp Head Brewery

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3.85/5
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128 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jdmpolk on 03-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,998
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
128
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 24
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a more opaque dark brown color with deep ivory colored head. Roast, pine, and some dark fruits and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a very pleasant combination of roast and piney hop notes.

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Photo of BeerTest
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmm313
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbrown
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate cola brown and garnet red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thick film (made up of larger bubbles) surrounded by a mottled very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts and citrus/grapefruit pith + pine hops. Hints of cocoa.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with a light amount of charred malts. That is followed by light flavors of cocoa that fades quickly to a moderate hop presence - citrus/grapefruit pith and pine. There is a moderate amount of lingering bitterness both from the roastiness and the hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: A very enjoyable beer in a style that I might not have chosen myself (gift from my in-laws that they brought back from a wedding in FL) - probably one of my favorites beers in this style. only drawback is that it is a little thin in the mouthfeel.

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3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter.

Appearance: Pours black and leaves a finger of fluffy, light tan head that lingers for a long time. (4.25)

Smell: Mild spruce, roasty malts, dark chocolate. (3.75)

Taste: Light piney hops, toasted malts, light cocoa, light citrus. (3.75)

Mouth-feel: Low carb with a medium, creamy body. Smooth. (4)

Overall: A solid black IPA. Fairly light flavors but well integrated. (3.75)

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Photo of mklisz
2.81/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Thin feel, oxidized flavor, unpleasant nose

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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paponetti44
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DeltaFour
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTJman
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Darkwater from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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