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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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pretty good semi-local brew. was really smooth...

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Photo of Reaper16
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of JintheHam
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gerasimos
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rworkman
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of dj14365
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of mmmaaattt
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewsBr0ther
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -1.5%
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 DevinsBeerList
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tobacco Road from Yellowhammer Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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