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Swamp Head Smoke Signal Porter



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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Alderwood Smoked Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
750 mL bottle courtesy of Secret Santa shared at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a hazy thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong smoke, caramel, leather, mild fruits. The taste is tart berries, smoke, peaches, caramel. Medium bodied, good balance. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2211) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at brewery. Dark brown to black in color. Large tan colored head. Aroma is bar b q and campfire. Not quite to the point of meat drippings and bacon like schlenkerla. Taste is similar with a complimentary chocolate component. Semisweet but not too heavy. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF 2014. Almost black. Well roasted malt and grain flavors; not sweet at all. Smoke in the aroma and the flavor; which is done reasonably well. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4167) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Smoke, charred meat aroma. Mahogany, medium tan head. Smoke, meat, currants. Fizzy. Too tart, but nice smoke flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1023) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Dirty brown. Smoky rauchy. Taste follows. Not my favorite but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of boozy spiced cocoa. Taste is burnt toasted brownies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is full of bacon, smoke, cocoa. Dark chocolate. Taste is full of smoke. Bacon. Some lemon spritz. Cocoa and earth. Full, rich. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Hammy, rauchbier, slight creosote, roasted aroma. Inky brew, carpeting khaki head. Tangy creosote, moderate smoke, lightly sweet, some mineral notes. Medium heavy body, coffee and cigarette finish. Dilute cocoa stuff, mild fennel/anise/licorice. On tap, Proof Production Facility.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown/red and a little hazy. Aroma is smoked wood, dark cherry, and nuts. Taste was pure smoke and hints of nut and chocolate. Not my favorite style and this was too smokey for me. A little lighter on that and it might have been ok. Medium to full body and filling so I split with a friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3571) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours an opaque sable with a fairly thick tan head. Aroma had notes of smoky malt, roast coffee, molasses, and yeast. Smoky flavor has earthy, roast coffee, malty, unsweetened chocolate, molasses, yeasty and nutty notes. Texture is fizzy and fairly firm, leaving a smoky finish. Send up a smoke signal for one.

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