Steve_0 (1395) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Vail with my dad. Pour is viscous black with a creamy brown head and great lacing. Huge coconut, brown sugar, toffee, whisky, somewhat oaky, dark chocolate, light coffee, a touch earthy, and caramelly aroma. Taste is rich dark chocolate, espresso, raisins, figs, caramel, bourbon, light vanilla, coconut, woody, and anise with a lightly roasty bitter finish. Thick oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very rich, velvety, and decadent stout - super smooth for such a high ABV. Nice stuff!
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to the Dood! Labeled as Ctyat. Pours engine oil black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bitter chocolate with a good amount of must and some boozy whiskey. Flavor has more sweetness from dark grains and chocolate with a musty whiskey note towards the finish. A bit muddled.
dwm1034 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (750ml) split with SHERM1016....thanks to him and to Aaron as well....Batch ONE; bottle / number 211/1344. Poured Black with minimal head / thin carbination. Hints of caramel....low on bourbon taste and nose...very smooth.
sherm1016 (904) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, labeled Ctayt, Batch 1 Bottle 211/1344, thanks Aaron, split with dwm1034. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head the fades to a few bubble around the edge of the glass. Aroma is oak, vanilla, whiskey, more Irish or Scotch than Bourbon. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, oak, some whiskey and alcohol, with a sweet, chocolatey finish. A very nice BA stout. Well done Coors.
Beaver (1077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
womencantsail (7100) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, black pour with a mocha head. Definitely some whiskey/barrel character. Very roasty, lots of coffee, some char, dark chocolate, and a bit of sweet molasses and vanilla. The flavor is a bit more balanced and not as over the top roasty. Big wood character, vanilla, coffee, and dark chocolate. Some molasses and toffee sweetness, a bit of alcohol, whiskey, and a mild bitterness.
NachlamSie (2370) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber labeled AC Golden Ctayt Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout. I had no idea this was a Coors product as I drank it. Iím rather impressed I must say. The aroma is hot, but not offputting, with tons of whisky character along with dark chocolate and rum. Palate is hearty with low carbonation. The barrel aging is blunt with straightforward vanilla and oak, but again it tastes pretty good. This is an exceptionally robust beer and the 13% abv, if that is accurate, is not inherently apparent. Malts provide flavors of brown sugar, toasted almonds and black chocolate.
budznsudz (337) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black pour with a tan foamy head with prominent sticky lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, soy sauce, and bourbon. Taste is bitter chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a splash of bourbon. Nice.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is opaque black with a small, tan, fizzy head which is diminishing and leaves no lace. The nose pleasant enough with toasted coconut, toasted oak, vanilla, slight bourbon, subtle deep roast, burnt toast, dark chocolate, and a slight brandy note. The flavor is similar with toasted oak and coconut, dark chocolates and a dark roast, still the brandy tinge, earthy/floral tones, and burnt toast. The palate is full, soft to lively, silky, and round. The finish is drying a bit with dark chocolate, a slight warmth, still some chocolate, coconut, and oak, but ultimately still some brandy left on the tongue. I am surprised that a Coors-based company would attempt this and that it was actually not bad. The alcohol was well hidden but the ongoing brandy note seemed to detract from the beer. The base beer was fairly hidden from the intense barrel aging but the end result was still nice. Nice attempt but one of my least favorite of the style.
UncleKorm (287) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from AC Golden Rep at Barrel Aged Fest in Monument, CO poured a deep black hue w/ a dark tan diminishing head and great lacing. Very aromatic big notes of sweet brandy soaked raisins, dark chocolate, whiskey, coffee, oak, toffee, molasses, and a light roast. Taste is a light sweet front and a very light bitter dark chocolate finish. Flavor is bold dark fruits and whiskey, with complex notes similar to the nose. Full bodied, soft carbonation, almost syrupy texture. Was told it is aged 16-months. Looking forward to it being bottled and released. Very good stout.