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Cigar City Campeador - Greaves
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RATINGS: 76   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
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours a dark chocolate brown color that’s almost black with a two finger frothy beige head that slowly fades into a lasting cap/ring.  Sporadic steaks and spots of lacing left behind. Sweet boozy aroma with a strong barrel presence giving off hints of sweet, spicy whiskey, earthy oak and vanilla.   Underneath, there is some faint malt notes with hints of chocolate, oatmeal and smoke. Full bodied with an almost perfectly integrated barrel presence.  Sweet, spicy whiskey and dry, toasted oak followed by chewy, sweet chocolate malt, caramel, oatmeal, faint smoke and sweet dark fruit notes.  Really well balanced with an excellently masked ABV and dry finish.  Excellent, one of the best beers of the day.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
asheft (2445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
[bottle--thanks, fonefan and cgarvieuk!] Nice pumpernickel aroma with some ethanol and spicy hops. Clear light black garnet under a lacy, tan ring. Smooth pumpernickel flavour with nice tangy, tropical fruit and vanilla. Complex. Medium body, moderate carbonation, tart chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

[ Bottle #163/240 ]. Clear dark dark red brown colour with a average to small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, pineapple, rum - bourbon - vanilla. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, raisin soaked in rum. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle number 2/240 courtesy of Andy at the Hill Farmstead second anniversary party. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white to beige head. Big chocolate, bourbon and wood on the nose. Caramel, toast, candy. Very sweet, warm and boozy. Vanilla, caramel. Sweet. Too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle 221 of 240. Pours dark brown with tan brown head. Nose/taste dark fruit, powdered milk, prune, vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, honey and lots of coconut. Medium body. Finishes with roasted coconut and hints of rum raisin.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3015) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle from unknown beer lover at Flossmoor pre-DLD evening. This beer was tasty. The biggest influences for me were some vanilla plus a hint of booze. I felt like that was a nice blend of the run and bourbon. Warmed your belly on a cool, windy evening.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2012
[bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Flat, deep brown pour. Sweet bourbon aroma, citrus hop and coconut. Don’t think I’ve had a beer with that kind of aroma before. Quite hoppy overall, with that lemony citrus mingling with the oaky vanilla and coconut on the finish. Some honey sweetness, too. Drank this as I was flying out of the door to head home – which is probably the worst way to sample something as complex as this [22042012]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle provided by Alex for our Sunday tasting. Dark brown with a 1/2 fingers worth of yellow head. Nose is boozy, prominently bourbon. Malt and some lactose from the milk porter. Flavor is considerably less boozy, it’s actually rather smooth. Caramel, leather, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Big mouthfeel, light booziness, decent carbonation, and a moderate finish. Interesting beer, think I like it more than either of the BA Big Sounds.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 bottle at a table under the tent in the flossmoor pre-dld day thing. peter gave props to adam, but adam was not there while i consumed it. so who knows. maybe there were two bottles of this laying around for all i know. anyways, thanks adam! notes of whiskey kissed creme stevebruleee, caramel, toasted almonds, plum skins. booze was nice compliment. somewhat muddled, but tasty nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Shared by TheAlum at Flossmoor Station’s pre-Dark Lord Day event, 2012. Thanks again, Adam! Pours a dark brown-amber color with a small tan ring for a head. Notes of chocolate, cream, vanilla, syrup, oak, cherries, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Bourbon is mild. Really nice blend.


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