hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle acquired in trade. Poured a dark brown, almost black with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, coffee, pine, and floral. Tastes of coffee, roast, pine, some earth, and lighter chocolate.
cpetrone84 (1380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with lots of tan head. Nose is light roast, hint of marshmallow, citrusy hops. Taste is sweeter, roast is very light, notes of dark malts, a good bit of citrus and notes of candied sugar. Gets a little sweet, strong carb and a light body. Flavors are a bit muted.
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark mahogany with a medium sized tan head. Smells strongly of resinous pine. Taste is woody, piney, with hints of chocolate. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Swamp Head Darkwater Floridian Dark Ale finishes with a lingering woody dryness.
LuckyDog (139) - - JUN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
For me this was a little thin. I couldn’t tell if it was a dark lager our a dark IPA. Tasty, but I expect better from Swamp Head.
mtnrcrxc (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap,initial head, light aroma with medium body, great balance of hop bitterness with toasty chocolate flavor
Ferris (4223) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Roasty grapefruit. Lots of roast with a hoppy bitterness. Nice and balanced with a great finish.
S_Side_Smitty (459) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is deep dank citrus. Taste rich roasted malty laced with orange rind with a bitter chocolate finish. Nice.
smaynard6000 (635) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Murky dark brown with small beige head. Subtle hoppy aroma. Piney bitter flavor with caramel malt undertones. Medium bodied, unique and tasty.
AGknights44 (19) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noticeably different from other black IPAs as mentioned with chocolate wheat rather than roasted grains. Flavor is slight dark fruit, citrus, chocolate, and wheat. Bitterness and alcohol presence are hidden compared to other BIPAs. Tastes great and offers new dimensions to the style
deyholla (6642) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a near clear dark brown with a fluffy tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a bit of earthy dark grains with some light fruits, a bit of pine and some chocolate backing. Flavor has a combination of earthy dark grains and pine with a bit of light fruit underlying.
Holywaters7 (3) - - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a fantastic dark ale. It drinks like a black pale ale, slightly hoppy but that’s a good thing. Aroma is citrusy, appearance is black and the mouth feel is smooth. The taste is citrusy and sweet with hoppy bitterness, oh so delicious. This is one of the best dark ales I’ve ever had. Trust me if you try it you will enjoy it.