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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale - SanTan Brewing Co.

Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%


Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DonDirkA on 11-15-2012)
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DonDirkA

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep reddish-brown with a light brown head that sits around 1.5 fingers. The nose is a little metallic (not usually an issue with Santan even though they use cans). I'm not getting much else but some raisins and that metallic smell. (EDIT: When it warms up the nose changes a lot. The metallic scent is replaced by black licorice and cloves. I can see how the black licorice would smell metallic when it is really cold. Its not really the anise you get from some stouts, its more of a sugary black licorice, like that Australian licorice you can buy.) The taste is much better. Clove, caramel, black licorice, cinnamon, molasses and some dark fruits and raisins. Not the best winter ale, but not bad. I am glad I got one can instead of a sixer. A little underwhelming. But it seems to me the only Santan brews I have been impressed with have been their hoppy beers; Hopshock, Count Hopula and Devil's Ale. I actually really liked their double chocolate porter Sex Panther as well. It was awesome. Now I want more of that...

Serving type: can

11-15-2012 11:09:06 | More by DonDirkA
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Tibbs916

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: can

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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".

Serving type: on-tap

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3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
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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.

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bottle into a chalice

smell from the bottle was beef jerky, in the glass it's all black licorice and spice.

taste is spice, licorice, malt, and more spice. black licorice is one of my least favorite flavors, so I won't be able to finish this one. just know that the "1.0" is pure personal taste.

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Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale from SanTan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.