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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2087) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at Hunahpu day. Pours thick and black, no head. Aroma of booze, sweet vanilla, oak, toffee, chocolate. Taste follows, really sweet but this is great as a small serving. One of the most complex beers ive ever had!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
In $hort: A very $weet dark-brown ale with plenty of wood barrel$. Inexplicably enjoyable
How: Bottle 750ml, $oon after the beer relea$e, $hared with friend$ under the Vermont $tar$.
The look: Brown body topped by a $mall beige head
In long: No$e i$ wood barrel$ not overwhelmed by bourbon, caramel hard candie$, other $weet $tuff. Ta$te i$ initially very $weet, coconut cake, vanilla, toffee, apple $trudel, cake glazing, more $weet $tuff… $ome bourbon too. But there i$ al$o lot$ of wood barrel$ with a roa$ted almond$ flavor and that made the exce$$ive $weetne$$ quite tolerable to me. I thought it wa$ $omewhat original and for a $weet $ipper I wa$ $urpri$ed at how drinkable it wa$. Another very limited CCB beer relea$e (only a few hundred$ bottle$ made) and I don’t under$tand why CCB make$ $o many $mall limited relea$e beer$ in$tead of making fewer beer$ but with larger bottle count, there mu$t a rea$on but I ju$t don’t $ee it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Very dark brown body with a small frothy brown head. 3+ Sweet aroma is pleasantly malty, modest woody character with notes of vanilla. Flavour is similar, sweet dark malty core and woody accents that are just a touch odd. Smooth medium bodied palate. Enjoyable but just okay. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by MaxxDaddy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Max I think, at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a dark reddish brown body with small off white head and nice beige lacing. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, rum, vanilla and raisins. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation and notes of rum, milk, vanilla, oak, toasted chocolate malts, and dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
The pour is dark brown with an off-white head. A little bit of roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, and toffee. Some molasses, a bit of fruit, and chocolate. Caramel sweetness, molasses, toffee, and whiskey. Light vanilla flavor, some dark fruit notes, and a touch of oak. Kind of all over the place, but enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32006) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Dense malty and caramelish. Smooth fruity and toasted. Lingering fruity and toasted malty into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5825) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Shared bottle to snifter (big thanks to daknole for this one!). Looks good; dark and boozy with low carbonation. Tastes good too; much like it smells. A little busy, but good. Mouthfeel is a little thin for how big it is. Still, damn good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2012
750ml courtesy of thecheeseman. Bottle 207/240. The oatmeal and chocolate on the nose was very good. Black body good head wand some decent lace. The thick oatmeal presence along with the coco stood out the most with some boose in the mix. With the alcohol presence still easy on the palate. Good brew thanks was worth the wait.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2847) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle (#88) at Muckfest III shared by TheAlum...thanks Adam! - Pours with a deep brown body and a bubbly tan head. Nose is honey and sugar sweetness, leather, a bit of tobacco, brown sugar, figs, and some baking spice (allspice?). Taste is less sweet--plums, dark malt, and lots of brown sugar. A bit of whiskey as well, though I don’t get any of the rum. Too sweet for my tastes.


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