Ctayt - AC Golden Brewing Company
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Reviews by SlothB77:
4.48/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
02-17-2013 19:06:01 | More by SlothB77
More User Reviews:
2.85/5 rDev -28.4%
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.
02-28-2013 06:40:57 | More by Beaver13
4.59/5 rDev +15.3%
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.
01-12-2013 08:18:16 | More by blindpiggie
3.16/5 rDev -20.6%
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...
05-30-2014 14:18:08 | More by SFACRKnight
4.16/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
02-22-2014 00:31:54 | More by mmapes
4.33/5 rDev +8.8%
750ml bottle poured in to a snifter.
A - jet black with a nice creamy mocha head that, when poured, sits at 1/4 inch but disappears after settling; lacing present
S - chocolate nibs; bourbon; roasted malts; a touch of caramel and a touch of coffee; some of that oak char
T - bourbon; caramel; dark chocolate; burnt coconut; a touch of vanilla; roasted chocolate malts; dark coffee
M - medium-to-full bodied; smooth; perfect carbonation
O - I realize the AC Golden tag may discourage snobs, but this beer is pretty f'n dank; I have no idea of the ABV and can't track it down, but if it's over 10 it's extremely well-disguised; this beer is smooth and tasty, and while not overly complex, hits all the right notes for an RIS; the limited numbers produced and the taste suggest I may need to buy another, quickly. I'll guess at a 9.5abv-ish...this beer passively but soon after consumption warms the body.
12-24-2012 23:05:31 | More by SkeeterBoganski
Ctayt from AC Golden Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.