SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep ruby with a large light tan head. Smells smokey with hints of roast. Taste is smoke, hints of Ovaltine style milk chocolate, and hints of roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Swamp Head Smoke Signal finishes with a semisweet smokiness.
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Eric: Pours a medium brown with a small but lasting head and okay lace. Light but aware smoke over a layer of cherry pits and walnuts. Some unique bitterness and tobacco earthiness. While I don’t expect Porters to be full bodied this is thin even for this style, it is lively and finishes with the expected ashy feel. A nice beer but hardly newsworthy which makes me sad because I love Alderwood Smoked malt.
sloshgator (425) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Swamp Head Smoke Signal is a great take on a style you don’t usually see out of US breweries. Nice smokey aroma coming from a dark brown pour with a tan head. Taste is all smoke malt with no alcohol burn in the finish despite its ABV (almost 7%.) Smoke Signal may not appeal to everyone and the taste is not subtle, but it would go great with some bar-b-q or any red meat dish.
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
luckily not nearly as smoky as i was afraid it was going to be. pretty well balanced.
Dogbrick (8107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Cock & Bull Pub in Sarasota. Pours black with a thick and foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and chocolate. Medium-bodied with flavors of charred malt, smoked wood and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is smoky with a burnt malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Big C Winter Park. Pours out a moderate to dark brown with a nice off white head. Aroma is of woodsy/meaty smoke, light sweetness, charred grain, light chocolate. Taste is woody camp fire, light smoked meat, chocolate, charred malt, mild bitterness. Body is slightly watery.
StefanSD (2129) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy BMMillsy. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a big khaki colored head that has good retention. The aroma is medium in strength with smoke, chocolates and mocha. The taste was a nice balance of dark baking chocolate, smoke, ash, and bitter walnuts. A bit more bitter than I was expecting really. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with some lingering light smoke flavor. Overall: I would prefer a bit bigger smoke presence, this was a bit on the subtle side, but that minor quibble aside its an expertly crafted brewski and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks again Brian.
zoucrew102 (523) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at B&B junction winter park, fl. Roasted malt aroma with smoke and chocolate notes. Pours black with a thin off white head and no lacing. Smooth mouthfeel to start with notes of roasted malt and some chocolate. Finishes smooth and dry with a good amount of smokiness throughout. Nice porter.
smaynard6000 (633) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours black with spare beige head. Aroma is roasty chocolate malt, with smoky notes laid over top. Roasty and smoky flavors abound here. Full bodied with a smoky finish. This is great.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a near clear dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of smoke and a bit of leather note with some dark grains and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has the same notes of smoke and leather backed by dark grains and roast.