HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of resembles a slightly hoppy porter. A bit like a dulled down Jose Marti, with some coffee notes, a piney hop quality, and a body that’s a bit too thin. Drinkable but not something I’m in a rush to have again.
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Draft at Swamp Head tasting room. Pours an opaque black color with a thin tan head. Moderate webbed lacing along the glass. Lots of citrus hops in the aroma but a fair amount of roasted malts as well. Nice amount of bitterness in the finish. Quite tasty.
BMMillsy (1146) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gator Beverage. Black/dark brown pour with a nearly one finger tan head, looking pretty creamy. Huge dry pine aroma, some wood, sweet malt, spicy grains. Flavor is up front pine, chocolate, and a dry spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel, lingering spice. Medium carb. Pretty smooth beer and very nice. Relatively easy to drink. Solid beer and now one of my favorites from Swamp Head.
BoostIPA (1096) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of bmmilsey, thanks bro! Pours a near black, thin looking coming out of the bottle with a ginormous tan head. Aromas of roast and topical fruity hops. Taste is similar - roasty, fruity clean tropical hops. Pretty juicy. Finishes with a roast and a hop bite. Only detraction is the ultra-thin mouthfeel. Decent, by any measure.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Proof, pours with a slight tan head. Deep malty aroma, has a bit of gritty hoppiness. Slightly malty. Not to shabby, probably my favorite Swamp Head brew.
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alert the presses. Another Black IPA that I didn’t detest. To be fair, if I had known it was a Black IPA I probably wouldn’t have given it a chance. Poured deep, dark brown with light tan head. Scent is chocolate, roasted coffee, and a touch of pine. Flavor starts mildly bitter, has a roasty midsection, and finish barely sweet. Medium-heavy body with appropriate carbonation. Bottle - Grassroots Natural Market - Jacksonville, FL
smaynard6000 (550) - 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.
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black IPA close to a smooth hoppy stout. Malts and sharp piney hops in the nose. The taste has a roasted and smoky flavor which work well with the grassy hops. Light bodied. Good.
sloshgator (347) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swamp Head Darkwater Floridian Dark Ale is a decent take on a unique style. Light hoppy aroma but not very complex. Dark pour with a frothy head. Taste is hoppy but not complex with some roasted barley notes. While Darkwater is enjoyable and unique, it is not really a standout as an IPA nor as a black ale.
BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Swamp Head Tap Takeover at CCB. Pours dark brown with a red tint and a small beige head. Aroma is roast, piney hops, citrus, and raisins. Flavor is mostly ipa-ish. Pine hops, citrus hops, and grass. Medium body. Pretty good beer.