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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DonDirkA on 11-15-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

FrankHammer, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

Links41, Jul 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Geuzedad, Jun 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Davepoolesque, Jun 05, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $2.59
Purchased: May 17, 2014
Consumed: May 21, 2014
Misc.: Crafted on Nov. 26, 2013

Poured a rich mahogany semi-hazy color with 1-to2 fingers of khaki tan lacing that dissipated rather quickly. Below average lacing and sporadic foamy spots. Below average retention.

Smelled molasses, dark apple, cinnamon, Atomic Fireballs, nutmeg, black cherry, caramel, gingerbread and all that is Thanksgiving. Really nice on the nose.

Tasted didn’t quite live up to the smell, although I didn’t expect it to. Got nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses, cinnamon stick, caramel, toffee and cherry cough syrup.

Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, warming, slightly finish.

A pretty good winter warmer overall. I wouldn’t say ideal for May 21, but good nonetheless.

BucannonXC5, May 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

bentonbk, May 22, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first review, and also my first SanTan. Pretty solid introduction. Really interesting taste. Lots of spice, pretty cinnamon-ish. Decently smooth consistency. Taste masks ABV quite a bit. All in all a pretty good beer. Can't accurately comment on the appearance as I downed it pretty quick from the can.

Tibbs916, Apr 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Kmlund, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Auraan, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Camjmorton, Jan 08, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a shaker pint.

A - Crystal clear dark-copper hue with a one-finger, off white head. Spider web like lacing.

S - Strong aroma of anise, nutmeg, all-spice, brown sugar, caramel, and ginger.

T - Really powerful black licorice and ginger flavor, obscuring the rest of the beer. Some generic caramel maltiness in the mid-palate. There's a decent beer somewhere in here, but it's just too overpowered with licorice and ginger.

M - Thin bodied, low carbonation. Oily in the front and syrupy in the finish, which makes the licorice in the after taste last way too long.

O - Too much anise and ginger, and overall too many flaws to be considered "good".

TempeBeerMan, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

dozier77, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

bsuedekum, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Medium sized light tan head settles quickly into a near decent lacing above a clear deep reddish amber colored beer.

A light aroma of fall spices , nutmeg, and dark roasted caramel malts mixed with a rich black licorice.

Roasted dark caramel malts mixed with lighter than expected fall and pumpkin spices taste.

An almost wettish aftertaste without much tastes remaining on this medium bodied beer.

I was expecting more and richer fall spice tastes from this beer. As it was this beer was pretty easy drinking, maybe a bit to much so.

LXIXME, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

bmoney_az, Mar 25, 2013
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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.