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Ctayt - AC Golden Brewing Company

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very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: SkeeterBoganski on 12-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 9
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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.

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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.

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Bottle #779/1344

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

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Batch 1. Bottle # 476/1344.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, and whiskey. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice barrel aged presence in the aromas and flavors.

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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.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Awkward shaped bottle went bang upon opening..

Two-finger milk chocolate colored soapy head. Brew is relatively thin and no lacing..

Liquid bourbon comes to mind. Vanilla, milk chocolate, oaky.

Whoa. Unique. Medium-thin viscosity, carbonation is light-medium, tons of bourbon vanilla, flavor is spot on, no heat and I can tell is this one strong brew...

Recommended, but @ $24??? ehh.. Maybe. Thanks Chris for the push across the finish line.

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Ctayt from AC Golden Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.