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Golden Road Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by SuperbikeShaun on 10-22-2014

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.77/5  rDev +3%

Pours opaque black with cola edges. The thin khaki head quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves faint spotty lace.

The smell is of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, dark chocolate, roasted malt and faint vanilla.

The taste is of roasted malt, cinnamon, dark chocolate and faint vanilla.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A decent, easy drinking stout highlighted by Autumn spices.

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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +23.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Doesn't even resemble a stout in the slightest. Smells and tastes like carbonated cough syrup. Drain pour. Fail.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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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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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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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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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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