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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
The first seasonal brew to see the inside of a mini keg will be SanTan’s newest seasonal, Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale. Rail Slide is brewed with winter flavors that add an edge to this smooth, spiced ale. This seasonal reflects the adventurous efforts that have come to symbolize the American craft beer movement and celebrates the constant innovation that evolve our very pallet. Rail Slide boasts a bold 7.1%ABV and will be available in cans and on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle; poured a cherry cola color with a lot of carbonation and a khaki, large head. Aroma of peppermint, spice and thats about it. Surprising in the strength of peppermint. Flavor was not as bad as I was anticipating based on previous reviews. Yet, the lengthy finish was a bit odd. Flavor got worse with time, which obviously isn’t great. Some mint and other herbs/spices, with some cola and caramel notes. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3493) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Can from trade with a buddy in Arizona. Pours a deep mahogany color with a nice fizzy head that fades normally. Big nose, lots of winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Taste is packed with the winter spices but a nice biscuity malt comes through too with maybe a touch of caramel and fruitiness. Fairly thick body and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The spices are a bit over the top here but I really enjoyed drinking this. Really nice winter spice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Can to shaker. Bonus from dcschiller in a trade. Thanks Dave! Pours a clear dark burnt orange with a half finger of khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, some light cinnamon and peppermint, a little orange citrus and some toasted nuts. Taste is lightly sweet. Orange, cinnamon, roasty and Dr. Pepper. Medium bodied with a very slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a pretty long finish. Overall, very good. Great choice Dave

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a murky brownish-amber color with soft white head. The aroma is honestly a bit off-putting (a bit like a dog turd). Thankfully, it tastes better than it smells...this beer is spicy all the way through (nutmeg) with a light malt undertone and some squash notes, like pumpkin. I feel like this beer just misses the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a stripe of white going around the top.

Aroma: Gingerbread. A little wet grain too, but mostly gingerbread.

Taste: Gingerbread, a little toast and light chocolate roast. Lingering spice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, rough carbonation.

Overall: Simple, drinkable, and winter time-ish. Didn’t notice the alcohol for being over 7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Out of the can, An amber pour with an off white head, it definitely has some nice wintery spice, and tastiness. It’s enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz. Price: $2.59 Purchased: May 17, 2014 Consumed: May 21, 2014 Misc.: Crafted on Nov. 26, 2013 Poured a rich mahogany semi-hazy color with 1-to2 fingers of khaki tan lacing that dissipated rather quickly. Below average lacing and sporadic foamy spots. Below average retention. Smelled molasses, dark apple, cinnamon, Atomic Fireballs, nutmeg, black cherry, caramel, gingerbread and all that is Thanksgiving. Really nice on the nose. Tasted didn’t quite live up to the smell, although I didn’t expect it to. Got nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses, cinnamon stick, caramel, toffee and cherry cough syrup. Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, warming, slightly finish. A pretty good winter warmer overall. I wouldn’t say ideal for May 21, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz can. Anise & clove aroma. Mahogany-copper color, medium head bubbles down, light lacing. Medium body, it is smooth at the beginning and and spicy in the aftertaste. Bitter, but very spicy, too, and a little sweet in the middle. Somewhat malty with dark fruit notes as well, plum. Nice beer, not too heavyhanded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12-oz. can poured into an old-school SanTan glass. A very deep amber color with a one-finger, fizzy head. Extremely pungent aroma of heavy, effervescent ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The ginger continues on the taste along with salted caramel, slightly bitter almond, nutmeg, a hint of cedar, cookie dough, and just a touch of hops at the finish. Medium body and heavily carbonated, which really makes the spices dance on the taste buds. Overall, a big nose and a spicy but not overpowering taste makes this a refreshing winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours a murky brown/copper color with medium head that slowly disappears into a thin one. Aromas of eggnog spices and flavor of the same, but minus the eggnog. In other words, it smells like Thanksgiving in a can. Edit: As this warms, it get harder and harder to drink. For that, I have re-rated this beer lower. That along with burping up nasty spices.

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