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Golden Road Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pretty much jet black foamy dark tan head that settles to a solid film and leaves dots of lace. Aromas of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and licorice. Flavor is similar with cocoa and espresso up front with molasses, and licorice flavors on the finish and a mild amount of roasty bitterness throughout. Full body, minimal carbonation, rich and creamy mouthfeel, and a crisp roasted bitterness in the end.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Dark black in color, thin tan head. Super rich thick dark malt with lots of coffee and chocolate flavors. This throughout and a dry finish. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pour is dark black with a light cream head..Nose is nice chocolate, spice, some roast, earth, bold ..Taste is very nice..Lactose?, roast, chocolate, some coffee..crazy easy drinking and alcohol is very well hidden

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
The cask and oak aged version. Pours really lovely. Nice golden bubbles in the blackness. The oak notes are excellent. Not bourbon as such but dark wood notes. But it is still light and not cloying like some Imperial Stouts. Good to see a below 10abv stout out there that is still nice and complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3244) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at Beer Rev. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma is pretty dry and toasted with some cocoa powder. The flavor is very hard roasted with a heavy body, but surprisingly light on flavor for the style. The finish is dirty and roasted. Very light spicy, earthy hop presence. Not bad, but a bit underwhelming.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Itzjerm (1287) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Not a good Russian imperial. Thin on the tongue Not much hop not much grain. Skip it thin head not much aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (980) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours a dark black color with a burnt malt aroma. Taste is simple and easy drinking for an imperial stout. Lots of dark malt flavor mixed with a hint of sweetness. I Expected more of a punch from this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap @ Golden Road. Black in color with a khaki head. Roasted malt, some graham cracker, and a touch of vanilla. Lots of coffee and intense dark chocolate. Slight ash and dark fruit notes. Taste is a bit on the bitter side at first. Nice sweetness to it, though. Burnt sugar, vanilla, and some graham cracker. Notes of ash, coffee, and licorice as well. Mild fruitiness. Pretty good.


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