Tobacco Road - Yellowhammer Brewing
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
Served on tap at The Nook on 03/07/11.
YellowHammer says this beer was designed to compliment a fine cigar. Not a cigar consumer here, so the beer will have to stand on its own...
A: A deep red to brown with some gold highlights. Nice finger and a half tan head that sticks around with some solid lacing.
S: Hop and caramel. Citrus and pine both, then a bit of sweetness in the nose.
T: Bitter up front, with some nice pine and grapefruit notes from the dry hopping before caving to dark caramel. Small vanilla note underneath on the finish.
M: On the heavy side, with a nice rolling smoothness over the tongue. Some tingling from the hops is pleasant.
D: My first imperial amber that I would call balanced. Plenty of hop to balance out that load of malt character all over it. Delicious.
03-09-2011 14:39:53 | More by ncfranklin
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4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from 22 oz bottle into goblet.
A: A deep red mixed with a bit of brown and gold. Very small tan head that sticks around with some lacing.
S: Hops and caramel up front. Citrus and pine both, then a bit of sweetness in the nose. There is a bit of smokiness underneath.
T: Bitter at first, with some nice pine and citrus notes before giving into caramel. Small vanilla note underneath on the finish.
M: Medium to heavy body, with a nice rolling smoothness over the tongue. Some tingling from the hops is pleasant.
D: A nice amber with good balance between hops and malt. Plenty of bitter to balance out that load of malt character all over it. Delicious. Really nice job on this one.
06-07-2013 02:44:38 | More by richj1970
4.8/5 rDev +22.8%
This is from notes. I honestly have never had an imperial amber before this. I truly loved this brew. The alcohol is hidden very well. Hoppy notes are perfect and the malt us very well balanced. At 9.4% I would never believe it. Yellowhammer did a great job with this brew. I also would like to try some of the barrel aged also.
03-11-2013 18:15:51 | More by STKPICR0720
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
served on-tap at Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a mason jar
Pours a dark brown color, like a heavy brown ale would look. Not much head on this pour. There isn't much to say about it: it's a somewhat viscous looking dark sienna color.
The aroma is pretty damn intriguing, however. There's tons of caramel -- not caramel/crystal malt, but actual caramel. There's some baking spice here too, and a Snickerdoodle cookie component. Roasted marshmallows too. Lots of sweet notes, and not really much hop character to balance things out (despite the fact this is supposed to be a fairly significantly dry-hopped beer). Some herbal notes help to cut through the sweet baked-goods aromas, but that's it.
The flavor doubles down on those sweet aromas to make something nostalgic. This beer is like liquid smores. Maybe not so much with the graham cracker, but certainly with the chocolate and roasted marshmallow flavors. It isn't nearly as hoppy as the bartender led me to expect, but the finish does have some herbal character.
Overall, this is a fine beer. The alcohol is well-hidden and the flavor is pretty unique. I would love to be able to try one of the barrel-aged versions of this.
08-23-2012 05:58:04 | More by Reaper16
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
My first experience with Tobacco Road was on a whim when seeking out new local beers.
A: Tawny amber with hues of gold and orange. Outstanding clarity with 1-2 fingers of head and slight to moderate lacing
S: Complex and amazing marriage of citrus, floral, and smokiness with notes of pepper and and earth
T: This where this beer comes to life. The aroma before the taste prepares the palate for the maltiness that's accompanied with a an earthy, spicy, and floral combination. The finish is a great balance between lingering and dry with just enough at the end to leave you wanting more. Malt on the front, flowers/citrus join the malt in the middle, and finishes with a peppery edge.
M: Medium carbonation that allows all the complexity of the beer to intermingle on your tongue. The body is slightly thinner than expected with all the apparent malt. Great progression from the beginning to end that allows all the flavors to be observed without being overly cloying or puckering dry.
O: This is one of my favorite beers at the moment. As a cigar smoker, this beer was made to be sipped with a good medium-full bodied cigar (e.g. Padron '64 Series, Ghurka Anniversary, Uzi). This is one I stow away for myself for a quiet evening on the back porch.
09-16-2013 16:09:37 | More by HSVZygurmy
Tobacco Road from Yellowhammer Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.