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Tobacco Road | Yellowhammer Brewing

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Tobacco RoadTobacco Road

Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ncfranklin on 03-09-2011

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of STKPICR0720
4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of John44
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this for the second time the other night, and I loved it just as much. Just a great, big beer, with a nice smokiness and caramel flavor that is really memorable. It's also sorta hoppy, which is an added bonus.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint.

A: Small khaki head, burnt amber color caramel pretty decent clarity.

S: Floral resiny hops burnt sugars, sweet toffee.

T: Soft sugars honey, toffee, light floral hops smooth bready malts.

M: Smooth medium feel lowish carbonation.

O: This beer is spectacular its rich toffee flavors with light supporting hops, this beer is smooth and amazing.

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Photo of HSVZygurmy
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Irishace9
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bearbeerboss80
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryi86
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks you richj1970 for this
12 oz poured into a tulip

A- A clear deep ruby red with a small off-white head.

S- Ctirus, pine, caramel malts, hints of dark fruits and smoke. Rather interesting nose, kind of like a barelywine with nice citrusy hops.

T- Citrus, roasted malts, touch of smoke, caramel malts, piney finish.

M- Smooth, medium to fully body.

O- A nice and fun balance between malts and hops, easy to drink.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This would be one of the better American Barleywines I've had in a long time...if this wasn't an Imperial Red Ale. I suppose my confusion can be chalked up to the amount of hops that's loaded into this beer. It's substantial, as in Sierra Nevada Bigfoot substantial. The hops don't overpower, though, as they actually provide a nice counterbalance and backdrop to the heavy malt flavors of tobacco, caramel, burst sugar and earth. The malt is strong in this one. Tons of hops and big caramel malt base combines to create a sipper of a beer that moves slowly through the glass with the heft of present/warming alcohol notes. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of ncfranklin
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of DevinsBeerList
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Nanothaniel
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Beautiful amber color, not much head or lacing but still quite appealing.
Smell: Caramel and hops, not exactly balanced but exciting
Taste: One of the most balanced beers I'd put under the description of "malty sweet". The hops punctuate the finish nicely and it doesn't end up cloying. Most beers this sweet would leave me recoiling and dreading the next sip, this one left me falling seamlessly into the next gulp.
Feel: Nice carbonation, good body, solid overall.
Overall: This is a good beer and an excellent representation of its style. When I first picked up that malty sweetness I wanted to dislike this beer, but it conquered my doubts and established itself as a very composed brew. This might very well be one of the best beers with this level of malt presence that managed to be balanced without introducing oak tannins or strong hop presence.

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Photo of BrewsBr0ther
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dj14365
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into pint glass.

L: Much darker then most ambers I've had, a real deep red bordering on brown. Aprox 2 fingers of head, but I tend to pour fairly hard. 2nd pour was closer to 1 finger.

S: Lots of citrus, and sweet on the nose. 1st pour had a off putting smell which I would describe as soapy, which wasn't there on the second softer pour.

T: Really good. A decent amount of hops up front but not at all overpowering, followed up by the citrus. The finish stays around for quite awhile, and I can't quite put my finger on it but it's enjoyable.

O: I enjoyed it a lot.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Beer12345
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tobacco Road from Yellowhammer Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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