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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States
goldenroad.la

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by SuperbikeShaun on 10-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,934
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
152
pDev:
17.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can with a 28 Sept. 2016 date stamp, consumed on 26 Dec. 2016.

Pours essentially opaque with fine ruby highlights when held to the light. Moderate size tan head with decent retention and some lacing.
The aroma is ginger and gingerbread, and slightly medicinal. The flavor is a bit more balanced but still enough ginger to dominate, but not mask, the malts and produce a mild effect (bite) on the mouthfeel. Well hidden ABV.

Overall: recommended only if you like gingerbread.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of samtrillo
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Black with brown edges held up to light. Head faded away quickly with light lacing.

Nose of gingerbread, cinnamon and allspice.

Chocolate, vanilla and gingerbread taste with cinnamon. Alcohol not well hid. I've had 10 -11% IPAs and stouts with less noticeable alcohol.

Fuller bodied. Kind of chewy mouthfeel.

This would be a really awesome beer if the alcohol was less noticeable. It adds to the mouthfeel but detracts from the taste.

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Photo of Tdizzle
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Canned on 10/12/14.

A - An aggressive pour into an imperial pint glass yields a thick, billowing head of tan foam. The color is black with clear brownish hues when held up to light. Some rings of lacing cling to the glass.

S - Gingerbread cookie, graham cracker, holiday spices, star anise, and roasty, acidic burnt malts are nicely complimented by a high alcohol content.

T - Sweet graham cracker crust, heavy ginger spice, holiday spices, and a mildly bitter roast character backed by a strong, warming alcohol presence. The finish is incredibly dry, due to the hefty spice content. A lingering cookie sweetness redeems the pronounced booziness.

M - Medium body with a great level of carbonation. Slightly chewy and slick. Very viscous.

O - Nice to see a Los Angeles brewery produce a gingerbread stout, seeing as we don't exactly have a winter season in Southern California. I don't mind the big alcohol presence, as I prefer my holiday beers to be massive. A must try and a great beer to bring to a Christmas party. Seek this out.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 10/14/14.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, gingerbread, and lots of Christmas spice aromas. Taste is much the same with gingerbread, speculoos, and Christmas spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and spice 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 pretty good beer that has a nice mix of gingerbread, speculoos, and spices that come together slightly better in the smell to me, especially as the beer warms up.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of bsanders1
1/5  rDev -72.7%

No thank you. Tastes like coke. Mouthfeel is way to bubbly. Doesn't taste like a stout at all. Alcohol and weird bitterness. One of very few beers I've ever poured out. I'd rather eat a bite of gingerbread and take a swig of Old Rasputin.

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Photo of Krissay16
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a chimay goblet.Pour is jet black.The smell is strong spices.Gingerbread.The taste is just like it smells.Gingerbread.Very nice surprise.I had not heard of the Golden Road Brewing before this beer.Just saw in in Costco and gave it a try.Glad I did.Give it a try.

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Photo of Stebow1289
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black in color with just the faintest amount of light getting through. There's just a fain wisp of brown head covering perhaps a quarter of the top. The aroma is of ginger and cinnamon. The taste is very aggressive ginger. There's some faint dark malt. The mouth is very carbonated and crisp. That ginger is freakin' intense!

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Mshea805
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Pretty tasty brew. Smells and tastes of nutmeg, cinnamon and holiday spices. Ill agree with another reviewer that the alcohol is not well hidden but i actually enjoy it and find a bit of booze to be a nice compliment to the holiday spice flavors.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is ginger and bread.
The taste is just like gingerbread with a little frosting.
The texture is medium.
A fairly sweet stout, it lives up to it's name.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of elminy
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GinjaSlice
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(Review written a couple of months after drinking)
Got a 4-pack, 16 oz, on sale at TWACP, for $5.

It was good, yet it was a little too spicy or me. I gave the rest to a friend that really liked it,.

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Photo of drepreciado
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 152 ratings