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Swamp Head Catherine’s Passion

Swamp Head Catherine’s Passion
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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, big, 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. At Swamp Head we have a passion for the creation of great craft beers, so we infused our Imperial Russian Stout with organic 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1871) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. Nose is full of chocolate with a light coffee, almost vegetal. Taste is bitter chocolate. Like bakers chocolate. A light Hershey flavor. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (663) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Bottle. Pours black tan head. Aroma of burnt coffee, acidity. Taste is sharp, bitter, lip puckering. Strong imperial stout, very bitter and acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Inky black pour, big brown head. This is quite roasty and somewhat dry. A good chocolate and coffee presence. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (776) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Deep dark brown nearly black. Lots of peppery character, roasty, semisweet. Peppery flavor, spicy, hot , roasty. Light sweetness, malty goodness to balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1714) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours inky black, tan head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco, roast, dark fruit. Taste is bitter, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolate, some sweetness. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1326) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
759 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours pitch black with a big dark brown head on top. Aroma of plenty of roast, bittersweet cocoa nibs, chocolate syrup, lots of earthy coffee, light hop presence. Flavor is big time roasty, some chocolate Hershey's syrup in there with more bitter cocoa powder notes, only light coffee for me here, maybe even a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Lingering dry cocoa powder left on the palate. Medium plus mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A really nice impy stout overall, leaning toward the more bitter roasty side. Could use a bit more body but I say that because I'm spoiled with my CCB stouts around here. Maybe a bit more coffee as well. But a nice base beer to play with for Swamp Head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
black color, aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, same flavors, lots of pomegranate, milk chocolate, good brew

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Poured a dark black color with brown lacing left on the glass, at the Brass Tap. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavors are the same as the aroma, with mostly roasted malt, and chocolate being the main focus. A real nice treat to enjoy at a local bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
On draft at Dunedin Brewery for Stogies and Stouts 2012. Pours a stout brown/ black with an off-tan head. Nose is cocoa, roast, dark fruit, chocolate, and a hint of coffee with some slight vanilla notes in there as well. Flavor is some roasted malts, definite chocolate and dark fruit and hints of coffee. Medium in body, finishing with dark fruit and chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
The aroma has roasted coffee and malt, plus some dark chocolate. The appearance is almost black with a small light beige head. The taste has burnt coffee, toffee, malt, chocolate and hops. The palate is average for the style with a long coffee aftertaste. Overall a good beer but not great.


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