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Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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89
very good

487 Ratings
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 32
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 01-09-2009)
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2014 21:44:24 | More by Kmlund
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

03-05-2014 19:12:57 | More by Davepoolesque
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Jnashed

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Otter creek Russian Imperial stout.

Poured in a snifter.

A: not much head. Black as midnight. Thin lacing. Thick looking if that makes sense as it looks dense but not a lot of brown head or lacing. Syrup like.

S: Coffee, chocolate, Figs.

M: thick and syrup as its look.

T: figs, but not really sweet. Dark dark chocolate, and burnt coffee. Lots of alcohol on the back end. You know it's 10%. Maybe some time would have helped.

O: good not great. Pales behind Founders Imperial Stout and Bells Expedition. North Coast old Rasputin as cleaner. Liked though.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:28:50 | More by Jnashed
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-01-2014 03:35:48 | More by Moses_Malone
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MJSJr

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-27-2014 07:29:22 | More by MJSJr
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2014 05:46:18 | More by NonicPanic
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dbnrhino

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-21-2014 20:01:07 | More by dbnrhino
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-16-2014 22:54:52 | More by ubufan2112
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-jet black, very thin mocha head, barely any head though, barely any lacing. just kinda meh
S-lots of chocolate and roasted malt notes with noticeable booziness, over-roasted coffee
T-chocolate really hits the back of the tongue, roasted malts up front, lingering booze aftertaste, almost tastes a little barrel aged actually.
M-not too thick, not too thin, just kinda average. light carbonation, lots of booze
O-bottle date reads 12/3/12 so I think this may be discontinued and I maybe grabbed one of the last 4pks that I may see for some time, so I shall savor it. Last time I had it was about a year ago, and since then I've certainly had better stouts and have raised my expectations, but this one is still good.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 20:41:16 | More by KingdomBobcat
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

02-03-2014 16:36:38 | More by NumberNone
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

02-02-2014 19:41:35 | More by muskiesman
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle purchased from AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a thick, dark black into my Rooster Fish tulip. Light coffee colored head sits on top of the beer for a while, foamy and nice.

Smells strongly roasted and malty. Pretty simple, but effective.

Tastes incredible. Earthy dark chocolate, roasted malts, slight tea-like hoppiness, a bit of sugary sweetness that never gets cloying. This is a serious strong stout! No alcohol is really present, which is amazing considering the intensity of malt flavors.

Full, thick body. Low but appropriate carbonation.

Awesome, under the radar stout. Otter Creek is quietly a pretty damn good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 00:51:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
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fx20736

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse on 1/25/14.

poured into a chalice, served slightly cool.

appearance: engine oil black with a mochachino head, hardly any lacing.

aroma: charred roast, coffee, molasses maybe some chocolate.

taste: coffee, a pleasant burnt marshmallow taste, Hersheys syrup

mouthfeel: decent

overall: a very tasty imperial stout with nice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 18:07:01 | More by fx20736
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1up

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-20-2014 22:04:54 | More by 1up
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2014 20:37:51 | More by socon67
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-19-2014 03:34:34 | More by TechBrew
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-17-2014 01:51:52 | More by Mike
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 01:50:21 | More by NYR_Rob
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-12-2014 20:10:27 | More by Givemebeer
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-11-2014 00:40:23 | More by shehateme
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-09-2014 02:33:42 | More by bccrosley
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown with a finger of fluffy tan head that dissipated quickly. The nose is pleasantly roasty. The flavor profile includes a solid roasted malt taste. The finish has good roasted bitterness. The mouthfeel is substantial and sticky.

This is a solid RIS that is better than most others of its style.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 03:49:45 | More by 57md
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-30-2013 13:31:48 | More by jayhunter357
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2013 02:59:15 | More by Denzo
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BigPlay1824

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

12-29-2013 21:29:34 | More by BigPlay1824
Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.