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AC Golden Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Aged for 11 months in whiskey barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
CTAYT Gotta disagree fully with the last review. Forget who makes this. Complex as all get out. Pours black as night. Flavor and aromas of vanilla, fudge, coconut, graham cracker, bourbon. Thick and sweet, but not cloying, and very very smooth, especially with an abv somewhere around 12% or so. This was THE unanimous favorite at our last tasting. An absolutely delicious impy stout. A medal winner at GABF, and I can see why."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliviasdada (2) - USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Very well aged and brewed. Hints of coffee, chocolate and coffee enhance the overall taste and the pleasing aroma. Pours out dark with a faint khaki head that leaves a little lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3633) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong dark chocolate, roast, coffee bean. Medium mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, and wood. Easy to drink, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a deep brown to black with a thin white head. Cocoa and a bit of roast, whiskey, vanilla, wood. Medium-bodied, starts off with a nice amount of roast and a bit of cocoa and then it all vanishes. Warm wood and toast into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Oaky and roasted malts, $10 whiskey, some sweetness, and a hint of oxidation. I truly expected this to be pretty good, but it was a bit of a dud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8460) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle shared by me at Blippsmas. Brought back by me from Denver. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of fudge, milk chocolate, brownie, charred oak, cheap whiskey and vanilla. Medium body. A bit artificial. Not as good as expected given the ratings. The sours by AC Golden were much better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From bottle at private tasting last June. Specified as Hidden Barrel Series #2 CTAYT Russian Imperial Stout. Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma of coconut macaroons, chocolate malt balls. Moderate carbonation and big penetrating mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, tost, roasted malts. Overall a bit rough with charred malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at a tasting. From notes. Boozy with bourbon and oak eith a good dose of coffee and chocolate. I always knew the big guys could make good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Very dark pour with a brown head. Big barrel presence, roast and lots of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11951) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted coconut, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of wood, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon, toffee, coconut, and caramel. Excellent.

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