Ctayt | AC Golden Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SkeeterBoganski on 12-24-2012

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2.9/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.19/5  rDev -21.8%
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...

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle (batch 3) to a snifter.

A-A normal pour produces very little in the way of brown head. The foam is thin and fades immediately leaving a sheen on top of the inky black beer. It looks quite still in the glass.

S-The aroma is surprisingly mellow. I sniff some molasses, caramel, raisin, and milk chocolate, but the intensity is not quite there for a beer this big.

T-The taste is also on the mellow side. The beer opens with suggestions of dark, dried fruit like raisins and prunes, as well as some toasted coconut (like the bottle proclaims). The mid-palate reveals some alcohol and the finish is reminiscent of chocolate syrup. The finish is pretty long. The barrel is there the whole time, but it is not very cohesive.

M-The beer is a little flat and watery for my taste. A bit sticky too, which I suppose is normal.

O-I know this beer won gold at the GABF, but I had a hard time with this one. It isn't a bad beer and there is a good amount of complexity, but the flavors don't really gel with each other. Plus the mouthfeel of this bottle was off a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Ctayt from AC Golden Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 71 ratings