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

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very good

498 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 32
Gots: 30 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

socon67, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

TechBrew, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Mike, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

NYR_Rob, Jan 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Bottled 12/3/2012, drank tonight. The aging did this pup well. So smooth and no alcohol booze taste. Drank at room temp. First taste is a rich dark chocolate. Following taste is a straight up coffee flavor. Great dessert beer. Perfect nightcap to a long days work.

Givemebeer, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

shehateme, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

bccrosley, Jan 09, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

57md, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jayhunter357, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Denzo, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

BigPlay1824, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Knapp85, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

FrankShirley, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

HRamz3, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

meanmutt, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Madgin21, Dec 17, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +1%

Pours a deep, dark black body beneath the rich, mocha head which dissolves to leave a thin yet sticky ring of lacing around the glass.

Generous roasted malt, sweet milk chocolate and just a hint of dark fruit as it warms highlight the aroma.

The flavor leads with the dark fruit and roasted malt more than the aroma and the sweet milk chocolate appears more as it warms.

The body is rich, full, and chewy with medium carbonation and a big, coating finish.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this RIS, darn good and style appropriate.

CHADMC3, Dec 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

Beerman72, Dec 06, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +19.5%

Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's - Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout (2013 Barrel-aged version), poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

NOTE: This is not the same beer that is being reviewed on this thread, this is a barrel-aged version aged in maple whiskey oak barrels for a year.

Look - Pours motor oil black thick with a thin soapy mocha head. Tons of splotchy lacing.

Smell - Rich creamy aroma. Maple and bourbon with oaky vanilla notes behind it.

Taste - So creamy, rich maple, some roasted malts overtaken by the oak vanilla and then ending whiskey. Yessss.

Mouthfeel - Heavy body with low carbonation. Surprisingly not boozy for 10% but it will catch up later, make no mistake. Great drinkability.

Overall - Wow. I am legitimately blown away by this Otter Creek offering! I am not huge into BA beers but now I am beginning to think I have just been having the wrong ones. Cheers!

JMScowcroft, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

dth4lf, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

shredder83, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Hypersomnia, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

jschott75, Nov 12, 2013
Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.