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Ctayt - AC Golden Brewing Company

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SkeeterBoganski on 12-24-2012)
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Reviews by SlothB77:
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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML
Batch 1 Bottle Number 780/ 1344

Thanks to SkeeterBoganski for the trade

A: Asphalt black with almost scarlet highlights. One finger of medium brown froth that bubbles like the bottom of a waterfall.

S: Strong licorice backed up by dark fruits - cherries, plum, raisins and smoke. The smell is intense.

T: Velvety smooth. Starts with licorice and dark fruits, ends with an extremely velvety milk chocolate. I definitely taste the coconut at the beginning too.

M: Velvety smooth. This is the smoothest, most velvety mouthfeel I have ever had in an RIS. It ends with the creamiest of milk chocolate/ whipped cream feel. Medium body, low carbonation.

O: Just some of the best mouthfeel I have ever had. Imagine a milk chocolate covered cherry, but the taste is in the reverse order - cherry licorice on the outside, milk chocolate on the inside.

SlothB77, Feb 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.85/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle, batch 1 bottle 1132/1344. Pours dark brown black with a small brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is rich bakers chocolate, grains, vanilla and some bourbon. More alcohol comes out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet rich chocolate and vanilla with a lot of pretty harsh bitter alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, good and flavorful especially for Coors but too sweet and alcoholic.

Beaver13, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Prospero, May 15, 2014
Photo of blindpiggie
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #1128/1344. Thanks to appetiteforparis for the share.

This pours out luscious and thick with a fudge-colored head that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, Whiskey, brown sugar, molasses. Served cold the predominant flavor is coffee with some chocolate and then a big whiskey barrel finish. The personality of this beer emerges as it warms: the coffee is joined by flavors of vanilla, coconut (as the label promised), raisins, liquorice and the oakiness of the barrel. The mouthfeel is right on for the style; bracing yet completely drinkable. Overall an impossibly good beer from the people who brought you Coors Light.

blindpiggie, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

GRG1313, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LotsofLupulin, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

TheRealDBCooper, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Mike, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

dachp, Jan 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Hopsiam14, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

WickedSluggy, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Dodgesbullets, Jan 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

norrisk66, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

JohnK17, Jun 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

ucsbmullet, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

rpstevens, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of SFACRKnight
3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from odd sized bottle into new Belgium globe.
A- Pours a dark brown, almost black, dark brown head with a touch of red hue and ruby highlights held to the light.
S- Sweet chocolate, bitter chocolate, some oak and cedar, earthy and musty.
T- Follows the nose. Somehow I expected more. Roasty malts, bourbon, wood, earth with a lingering bittersweet aftertaste. This sounds weird but it reminds me of eating chocolate bars in a damp wooden casket in a shallow grave. Yeah.
M- Thin, doesn't feel like a stout at all.
O- not impressed. For the price and being from a giant brewery I expected something along the lines of Bourbon county...

SFACRKnight, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

charlzm, Aug 23, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

drewone, Sep 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

thereal_adam, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Beerandboards, Monday at 05:28 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

flipdog0, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of mmapes
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1, bottle 679/1344. I've seen this on the shelves for quite a while, but at $22, I haven't been too tempted. I decided to try one before they all disappeared. High expectations.

Starting at fridge temperature, but imagine a little warmer would be better.

Very low head, leaving a ring of foam on the edges. Thick black liquid, maroon at the edges. First scent is the bright alcohol/whiskey. Smells a bit sweet, maybe honey? Molasses?

First sip: strongly alcoholic, a little sweet, but more dry/tight/astringent than, say, the Czar (and than it smells). Long alcohol finish. We like that it's not as sweet as it smells, because often big imperial stouts are too much.

Next sip: a little smoke on the finish? Alcohol/whiskey vapors? Thicker/sweeter the second time around. Nicely balanced, though. Full and rich.

The Czar is $9. Bourbon barrel aged Old Rasputin is $23. Ctayt is $22. I'm not sure whether it's worth the price. In any case it's very good.

mmapes, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BDeibs, Mar 21, 2014
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Ctayt from AC Golden Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.