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Cigar City Campeador - Greaves
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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1100) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Adam at the Syb Pig Club bottle share. Pours a thick, black oily wonder with almost no head. The aroma was powerful with chocolate, plums, raisins, vanilla, cocoa nibs, booze and oak barrel. The taste was similar with the raisins and chocolate dominant with the booze and barrel finishing. Thick, full body and light carbonation. Sticky, oily. But very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (760) - - AUG 23, 2014
Dark brown. Nose of raisins, toffee, milk chocolate, blended barrels. Taste is barrel, dark fruits, some chocolate. Soft medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1645) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a dark brownish black with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, bourbon/whiskey. Tasting notes of dark fruit, bourbon/whiskey, dark chocolate, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1316) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Nice. Indeed, very nice. That said, with all the hype was expecting maybe a bit ... More? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
750ml bottle. Bottle 225 / 240. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Some earthiness/peat, dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, and some vanilla. Softer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5054) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
17/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ 4de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2013-783) Thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, beige big bubbled head, pretty unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of whisky or bourbon, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, dried fruits, brown sugar. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sugary start, caramel, sour red fruits, vanilla, quite some alcohol, dried fruit. Aftertaste: caramel, sour fruits, mocha, some chocolate, alcohol, sugary, soft hoppiness, red wine notes, tannins, lots of vanilla. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a ruby hue on the edge, mocha head, appearance of an imperial porter. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, mostly bourbon but rum is very faint also. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, nuts, vanilla, oak and bourbon but not too strong on the booziness. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but this was not geared to be an imperial stout. Glad I let this sit as may have been too boozy initially - drinking nice currently.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle courtesy of one of the most generous people I know, thanks buddy! This was shared in the company of many of the Belgium rateebeerians who I had the pleasure of seeing again at the 4de Gents Bierfestival and some meeting for the first time. What a terrific experience, cheers everyone!! The 75cl yellow waxed bottle pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a light mocha colored head. The aroma offers up boozy bourbon, chocolate, toffee, cherries and some sweet and vague barrel notes. The taste is smooth and rich and demands small enjoyable sips where there’s a mix of dark roasted malts, dark roasted chocolate malts, smooth sweet cherry notes and then slivers of faint red grape tartness. In between these notes I get more chocolate bar and toffee candy notes that really ramp this up into rarified richness and balance where a mild smooth bourbon barrel booziness is noticed off in the background. Dandy stuff, I can sip on this stuff for hours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6859) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4216) - 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.

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