Tobacco Road | Yellowhammer Brewing

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3.92/5
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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States
yellowhammerbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ncfranklin on 03-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,438
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Rifugium
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark reddish color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is a nice blend of hops, caramel and pine.

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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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4/5  rDev +2%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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 Reaper16
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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 JamesBondGA
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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 Gerasimos
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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 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 CowboyRob
4/5  rDev +2%

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Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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