hopdog (9059) - 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.
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish, tan head. The smell is hops, toast, roast, slight fruit, nice. The taste is hops, malts, fruits, roast, good.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle black with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit. Taste is of pine, roasted malts, bitter herbs, and cocoa.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted maltiness, coffee, and resiny hops. Flavor is semi sweet malt start with the roastiness coming through. A nice bitter finish, a touch of which I think comes from the malt. Just a touch fizzy at the end but solid @bp
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared by voodoofish65usf - thanks again, Chris! Pours a dark amber-brown with a soft khaki head that laces the glass. Aroma of tobacco, chocolate, citrus zest, pepper, toast, earth, and oak. Chris suspected this might be a few months old, but it seemed more like a year-plus old, like something bad is starting to set in way too soon. Flavor of earth, metal, tobacco, citrus, toast, dark fruit, and tannins. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a thinned, tannic, sweet, metallic mouthfeel. A bit off. Didn’t really work for me.
alexsdad06 (5813) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle shared by Chris. Pours a clear cola brown with a large fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have a tart, funky thing going on like there is some infection, wood, tannins maybe, but doesn’t seem much like a black IPA.
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle, thanks to voodoofish65usf. Labeled 6.8%. Brown color. Thin khaki off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. Chris says he’s had this for a few months, and no date is found on the bottle. Kind of a musty smell in the nose, and a strange soy sauce like flavor in the taste. Light bit of tartness, seems like it’s close to infection. I guess that’s the tannin? Really big tannin on this, if that’s what I’m tasting. No mention of wood though so I’m not sure how that would be... Medium-plus body, smooth, kind of soft texture. Dry finish. Spicy malt. Some roast. Interesting stuff to try. Don’t get much hop from it at the moment. Not a fan of this at all.
GreatDane1632 (507) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated based on notes taken 11 Jan 2014 -- Poured from a bomber. This was a surprising beer, once I read the label of what it is. I tried it and really enjoyed the dark almost roasty malt base this beer had, with a great hoppy nose. On tasting the hops followed through to balance and subdue the malt, but there was no lingering hop flavor. Intriguing and delicious.
cpetrone84 (1480) - 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 (986) - 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 (304) - - 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.