Swashbuckler Brewing Company Reviews


hopdog
Swashbuckler Raspberry Wheat 2.5
On tap at the PA Ren Faire. Poured a cloudy golden / yellow color with a smaller sized head. Mostly raspberry juice and not much of the base wheat beer to pick out. A bit on the artificial side.
Monday, October 19, 2015

klk343
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 2.1
Clear golden. Really smooth texture. Low carbonation. Really fruity scent and flavors. Smells like soap.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Evolutionary
Swashbuckler Old Peg Leg Stout 4.1
Tap at mellow mushroom new Albany. Smoky nose and thick black pour. Smooth and thick. Coffee and smoke filled. Good. Real good sir. Says heavy seas though
Friday, July 10, 2015

ROGUE
Swashbuckler Steil Gehen Helles Bock 2.9
On tap @ KBF. Pours a slightly hazy bright gold color with a small white head. Aroma is light hop spice with slight breadiness. The taste is light pine and floral hops with a mild bready backbone. Smooth medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Thursday, January 08, 2015

djaquay
Swashbuckler Double Dark IPA 3.9
Dark amber pour under a medium tan head. Nicely bitter with a bit of sweet and sticky palate in the finish. Wasnít expecting something quite this good...
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christpuncher
Swashbuckler Old Peg Leg Stout 3
An okay imperial stout. Sweet atart with a strong alcohol bite. Malty undertones. Not the highest quality beer. Pours black with a tan head. Had in Charlotte. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

hopdog
Swashbuckler English Mild 2.6
On tap at the PA Renn Faire. Poured a cloudy golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Toasted grains with a lighter citrus.
Monday, October 20, 2014

hopdog
Swashbuckler Double Dark IPA 3.4
On tap at the PA Renn Faire. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Toasty, floral hops, grains, and some caramel. Medium bop bitter finish.
Monday, October 20, 2014

hopdog
Swashbuckler Scratchyís Pumpkin Wheat 2.9
On tap at the Renn Faire in PA. Poured a cloudy golden color with an averaged sized head. Pumpkin, some spices and wheaty. I would say the wheat beer dominant with the pumpkin there and a lighter spice.
Monday, October 20, 2014

callmemickey
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 3
Amber colored body with a medium to thin white head and spotty lacing, Light florals and citrus, assertive bready malts. Medium bodied, semi-sweet throughout, moderate to lively carbonation, mild bitterness.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

callmemickey
Swashbuckler Old Peg Leg Stout 3.1
Dark brown-black body, medium sized frothy light-tan head, soapy lacing. Mild roast, coffee, and semi-sweet chocolate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a soft, easy finish.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TimsRatings
Swashbuckler Old Peg Leg Stout 2.8
On tap at BottleMixx (Raleigh). Pours dark with tan head. Mild (weak ?) aroma. Thin mouthfeel for a stout. Coffee dominates taste, with a few other misc flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 03, 2014

bubbleflubber
Swashbuckler Bermuda Triangle Ginger 3
Pours clear amber into the glass, with a fully diminished fizzy head, leaving no lace. The nose is of definite ginger and herbal grassiness. Ginger, pie spices and vegetal herbs with legumes are present on the tongue, with a spicy finish. The mouthfeel is semi-active and soda-esque.
Friday, January 03, 2014

closey22
Swashbuckler Highland Heather Ale 3.6
Cloudy dark amber no head; aroma is herbal and peaty; flava is smoky herbal and earthy; feels medium with no fizz; finishes dry with great spicy herbal notes
Saturday, October 26, 2013

hopdog
Swashbuckler Bermuda Triangle Ginger 2.6
On tap at the PA Renaissance Faire. Golden pour with an off white head. Yep, this one has ginger in it ... aromas and tastes. Iím not a huge ginger fan, but if you are, you would probably like this one.
Monday, October 21, 2013

hopdog
Swashbuckler Keelhaul APA 3
On tap at the PA Renaissance Faire. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Toasted grains, some floral hops, and a lighter sweentness in the finish.
Monday, October 21, 2013

closey22
Swashbuckler Bermuda Triangle Ginger 3.2
Clear amber/orange, little rimming offwhite head; aroma is sweet with ginger notes; flava is malty with ginger spice notes; feels medium, somewhat flat with some fizz; finishes gingery, but not spicy, has notes of brown sugar
Sunday, September 01, 2013

closey22
Swashbuckler Steil Gehen Helles Bock 4.1
Golden amber thins rimming off-white head; aroma is malty sweet notes of vanilla blended with molasses(?); flava is the same, very rich complex blend; feels medium to thick & nice enough fizz to zing the tongue; finishes sweet malty semi sticky notes of licorice
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

closey22
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 3.2
Orange little rimming head; aroma sweet malty; hoppy Flava pretty bitter; feels light; finishes dry and bitter
Saturday, August 10, 2013

nickmoyer
Swashbuckler Red Beardís Irish Red 3.4
Not a strong flavor beer. Tastes great though! People that don't like the taste of beer will enjoy this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, June 03, 2013

nickmoyer
Blackwater Stoudt 4.1
Great stoudt beer. Goes down smooth an doesnít fill you up really. If you like dark beers, youíll enjoy this beer as well
Sunday, May 26, 2013

nickmoyer
Belgian Dubbel 3.8
Amazing beer. Iíve never tasted anything like it before but this is a beer that I will have again for sure!
Sunday, May 26, 2013

nickmoyer
Swashbuckler Steil Gehen Helles Bock 3.2
Different tasting beer. Not bad at all but had a certain flavor that I can't figure out what exactly it was. I think this is a good beer for people who don't necessarily love the taste of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 26, 2013

nickmoyer
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 3.5
Great hoppy beer. One of my favorite IPAs that I've had in a long time. Would highly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 26, 2013

5000
Swashbuckler Scratchyís Pumpkin Wheat 2.8
Bottle:   Dark straw, a bit muddled and dirty, thin sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Big spicy nose, but it seems like Apple cider, Cranberry cider, mixed with a lot of clove.   Has a tart or sour aspect that comes through, even on the nose.   Tart and somewhat dry on the tongue.   Very much Apple cider like, with a strong dose of clove and nutmeg, and a dash of cinnamon.   Its less of a Wheat, less of a Pumpkin beer, and more of some sort of Wild Ale given its tartness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, at best.   Seems a touch watery, lacking some body.   Finishes like a watery spiced candle... no joke.   Doesnít taste like any pumpkin pie that I ever ate.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

odinstyr
Swashbuckler Red Beardís Irish Red 3.2
Pours a clear amber-red with minimal head. Smells of hay, caramel, nuts. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter, very malty bread flavor with a mild hops finish.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

odinstyr
Swashbuckler Scotlandís Terror Scottish Ale 3.4
Pours a clear red with a minimal off-white head. Smells of strong caramel, nuts. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, very malty, like sweet bread, subtle hops.
Friday, October 12, 2012

odinstyr
Swashbuckler Captain Rudes Black Water Stout 3.1
Pours brown-black with a 1-finger tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, hay, floral. Taste is bitter and mildly sweet with a little tang to it - subtle coffee, mild chocolate - something a little off to it though. A passable stout, but not noteworthy. Smells much better than it tastes.
Friday, October 12, 2012

Beerathon
Swashbuckler Hefeweizen 3.2
Very straightforward hefeweizen, but crisp with the right amount of wheat and cloudiness. Enjoyable.
Sunday, September 16, 2012

hopdog
Swashbuckler Hefeweizen 2.9
On tap at the Ren Faire. Cloudy golden with a small sized head. Bananas with some spices. Nothing special but also not bad for a warm day.
Sunday, September 16, 2012

chicowv
Swashbuckler Gold 2.9
Growler thanks to Danny! Pours a light golden with a thin white head. Aroma of grass, bready malts and some dough. Rich flavor but mostly sweet with a little salt. Complex yet simple; very good and easy drinking.
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mdsurveyor
Swashbuckler Steil Gehen Helles Bock 3.8
The pour is a clear dark gold with minimal head. The scent is subtle hops with a slight floral note. The taste is definite hops with a bitter note, but not very strong and a bit on the floral side. Slippery to the palate, yet very drinkable. A good summertime drink.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

italianjohn
Swashbuckler Captain Rudes Black Water Stout 3.5
Black pour very creamy tan head decent sticky lacing .... aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate ..... taste is a little sweet caramel malt with a decent roasted coffee and chocolate flavor ..... finish is dry and roasted with a nice oily mouthfeel .... actually isnít a bad stout at all
Saturday, November 12, 2011

italianjohn
Swashbuckler Oktoberfest 2.9
Bottle ... Dark copper/brown pour very low to no carbonation small circle of off white head .... aroma is lightly sweet malty and toasted malts .... taste is toasted and mild very light and malty with a very light bitter hop easy drinking sweet and very simple
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

italianjohn
Swashbuckler Red Sea Amber Ale 3.1
Bottle Clear amber orange pour almost copper thin off white head .... aroma of toasted and light caramel malts ..... taste is light and caramel malty with a biscuity tasted toasted and dry with a lightly bitter finish .... simple and tasty .... iím sure its better on tap because so far the bottles are not even close to as good
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

dykhuis7
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 3.6
Solid IPA. From OíMalleyís Pour House at the Renaissance Faire. Pours dark copper, white head which persists. Good lacing too. Very citrusy on the nose and palate. Nice hoppy bite. Nothing out of the ordinary, but solid nonetheless.
Sunday, October 09, 2011

odinstyr
Swashbuckler Oktoberfest 3.1
Had at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire - Pours a clear red. Smell a bit like bread toasting. Taste is sweet & malty with moderate bitterness, overall the best iíve had from Swashbuckler so far.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

odinstyr
Swashbuckler Hefeweizen 2.5
Had at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire - pours a clear gold. Smells of banana. Taste is off, overly carbonated - not a fine choice
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

odinstyr
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 3.2
Had at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire - poured a dark amber, smell slightly floral, taste bitter & hoppy Bottle - pours a clear amber with a foamy 2-fingere white head. Smells of resin, spruce, citrus. Taste is bitter with a light sweetness, hoppy - citrus and spruce. Lingers on the palate.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

italianjohn
Swashbuckler Double Dark IPA 3.4
Brownish pour beige creamy head ... aroma is of roasted malts, sweet caramel malts and oily resiny hop ..... taste is of sweet caramel/roasted malts, nice bitter citrusy hop with a nice bite and a roasted oily resiny mouthfeel .... balanced and tasty with a dry bitter hop finish ... not bad at all
Sunday, October 02, 2011

italianjohn
Swashbuckler Hefeweizen 3.1
Hazy deeper golden pour thin white head with white sticky lacing .... aroma and taste are fruity hefe yeast, some banana, caramel malts and a caramel malty fruity dry finish .... very average and simple easy drinking hefeweizen .. average swill
Sunday, October 02, 2011

hopdog
Swashbuckler 10th Anniversary Ale 2.9
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of grains, wet wheat, earthy, and rotten bananas. Tastes of bananas, chocolate, wheat, grains, and caramel.
Thursday, September 01, 2011

kramer
Swashbuckler 10th Anniversary Ale 3.4
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is nicely earthy with great dark wheat notes, some especially nice over-ripe banana. The flavor is a bit thin without much yeast presence. Still some nice earthy rye/dark wheat notes. Finishes with some fruity esters. Mouthfeel is thinnish and a touch watery with fizzy carbonation. Some decent qualities in the nose, but it needs a little more body and yeast.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

kramer
Swashbuckler Gold 2.6
Tap, Renn Faire. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small frothy white head. The nose is pretty clean, just some pale bready malt and a very minimal touch of grassy hops. The flavor is very cereal grainy with some corn and DMS. Finishes with a touch of wet soggy grain. Zero bitterness from the hops . Light bodied, a touch clingy and sticky from the corn with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not the best, very pedestrian.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

kramer
Swashbuckler Captain Rudes Black Water Stout 3
Tap, Renn Faire. Pours a dark brown, almost black body, with a small wispy light brown head. The nose is roasty and a touch of an over-extracted coffee twang. Some cocoa and licorice as well. The flavor has a slightly astringent twang up front, over-roasted malt, burnt coffee, and some dark molassas. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch clingy, especially for a Dry Stout. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Not the best, but it was passable.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

kramer
Swashbuckler Plankwalkers IPA 3.4
Pours a clear dark copper body with a great creamy off-white head that had excellent retention. The nose is floral and grassy with a touch of citrus. Some light caramel and crystal malt. The flavor is just moderately bitter, more grassy than anything. The malt is lightly sweet with some toasty and caramel notes. Lingering floral hops. Medium bodied, some moderate residual sugars makes it a little sticky on the finish. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Decent beer, but not a standout.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

DocLock
Swashbuckler Skull Splitter Doppelbock 3.7
Draft at Manheim, 4Q10. Pours hazy brown with medium head. Nose is earthy, nutty, malty. Flavor is bold, complex, with malt, earthy nuttiness, some backup hops, and a smooth palate with very well hidden alcohol.
Thursday, February 03, 2011

deyholla
Swashbuckler 10th Anniversary Ale 2.9
Bottle thanks to Dan! Poured a slightly hazy brownish amber with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was musty with dark grain and wheat. Flavor was similar starting with dark grains, dark fruits and a bit of grain. There was an odd sour note in the finish, though it didnít ruin the beer.
Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sledutah
Swashbuckler 10th Anniversary Ale 2.9
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear brown/copper with a medium off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts and candy, caramel
Taste: Wheat, malts and slightly tart
OK

Sunday, November 21, 2010

douglas88
Swashbuckler 10th Anniversary Ale 3
22 ounce bottle thanks to hopdog. Pours a dark ruby/brown color A nice aroma of rich caramel and toasted malts, some dusty fruit. The flavor is mostly toasted malts, some dry caramel, sweet and dry. Nice.
Saturday, November 20, 2010