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Cigar City Campeador - Greaves

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Cigar City Campeador - Greaves
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Greaves is a blend of Rum Big Sound, Bourbon Big Sound, and Stranahan Imperial Milk Porter.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2013
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Ibrew2or3. Thanks Dave for sharing this one with the Belgian RB team. Brune foncée, col moyen café au lait le tout laissant un doré au verre. Arôme oscille entre mélasse, caramel, vanille et autres bonnes choses couvertes de bourbon. Qcq notes de fruité noir. Palais est axé sur les malts renforcés par ce mûrissage en fût. Note une pointe de café-chocolat au lait, caramel, barrique est tout simplement excellent. Pointe de noisette sur un léger ajout grillé malté. Le niveau alcool se ressent mais reste très appréciable. En fin de bouche, je note un petit côté fruité rouge finement suret, possible que cela vienne de la barrique ou alors de la bière qui commence doucement à montrer son age. En se réchauffant, la bière gagne en complexité et s’ouvre carrément, donnant lieu à une explosion malté et de bourbon, le tout adouci par un léger vanillé.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
75 cl. bottle sampled @ GBF 2013. Courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thx! Yellow wax. Apparently limited to 240 bottles. Min. 12 months old. Pours a very dark brown going to black with a beige head. Smell is very sweet booze, light bourbon, sticky brown sugar, caramel, sticky, thick chocolate, lots of wood vanilla, thick cocoa, almost touch of dark fruits,… Taste is thick brown sugar, creamy milk chocolate, reminds me a bit of a milk stout, high quality brandy-like alcohol, bourbon, lots of wood vanilla, creamy chocolate, sweet, sweet coffee,… Quite creamy, touch less carb. Very easy to drink which sadly made me go very quickly through my portion. Mmm so yummy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
Small cream head over reddish to purple-shot, nearly black beer. Chocolate and brandy concentrate, brandy casks, ethanol explosion in the nose. Sweet-woody, chocolate and brandy (yes, bis); with a fine bitterish edge. New sips yield just a touch of mint and vanila. Rich, voluptuous, alcoholgalore, yet drinkable - dangerously so. Oh man. This is beer. Many thanks to Dave and Seb!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
75cl, as Campeador ’Greaves Ale’, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American blended brew, thx to Ibrew2or3!, very complex brew, malty/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
many thanks to , i think his name was dave ??? pours black, almost no foam . smell is sweet, bourbon. sweet taste, chocolate. thick , buttery , vanilla, very nice! no bourbon overkill ( finaly )

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle 97 of 240:   Deep cola, thin frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Bourbon notes right up front.   Seems slightly smoked.   A little dark pitted fruit, minor peat.   Seems complex, but a bit overshadowed by Bourbon.   Sweet start, Bourbon like, sweet roasted malts, graham cracker, very soft dark fruits, with only a touch of peat and campfire.   Not as bright as I would have thought.   Somewhat subtle, yet flavorful.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   A bit warming, but not alcoholic.   Very light tartness.   Lingering Bourbon, graham cracker, sweet soy sauce, dark fruit, and breadiness.   Pretty tasty after 2 years.   Thanks Matt for this rarity!


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13489) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark brown, brown edge head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, brandy, cocoa. Taste is rich Irish coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Lovely.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a watery, translucent black with zero head. Nose is all booze, fusel alcohol, some malt. Flavor is sweet, not as boozy as the nose makes you think, dark fruit, raisin, nail polish. Hot, sticky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bourbon aroma, dark brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, Bournon flavorfull body, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Pours black with tan head. Whiskey notes dominate the aroma. Figs, raisins and plum flavors with vanilla and oak notes. Fabulous brew.


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