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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 SanTanís 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12oz can pours clear dark amber with fairly short lived full tan head the receded away to a persistent ring. The aroma is a mix of musty earthy sort of wet sun soaked prunes and winter spices with a dash of raisin and ginger. Interesting. The taste is pleasingly in the middle of the road. It is rich without being too rich and spicy with winter spices without being too spicy and lively and almost, dare I say, refreshing without being thin prickly and watery. I get a mix of nutmeg and ginger and a bit of cinnamon blending nicely with ripe red apples, prunes and raisins. My expectations may have been on the low side and thatís why I find this one rather enjoyable. Solid winter spice beer, well done!

   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3492) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2013
From a can into a frosted pint glass, pours deep amber with a white fizzy head. Aroma is pleasant - winter spices, malt. Flavor is similar - spiced, pleasantly malty, somewhat thick, biscuity like a smooth Fat Tire. Bonus that itís from a local brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft at OHSO. Pours a mostly clear amber-tinted brown with a small beige head. Aroma of mellow cinnamon, chocolate, earth, and toast. Flavor is the same, maybe some nuttiness in there too. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy mouthfeel. Didnít over-cinnamon it. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1423) - 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 didnít quite live up to the smell, although I didnít 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 wouldnít say ideal for May 21, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 15, 2012
Poured into a short pilsner from a can. Small bit of frothy head that disappears quickly and rich brown color. Aroma of clove and nutmeg and not much else. Tastes about the same as it smells spicy with a hint of sweetness. Lots of carbonation and a clean, slightly bitter finish. Easy to drink and nice spice but nothing really spectacular about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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. Itís enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
16oz draft 12/29/12 (Copper Blues-PHX)-Pours a dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma of spices, malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same with more spices and malt. This holiday brew is darn tasty.

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