Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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4.19/5 rDev +5%
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.
01-03-2014 03:49:45 | More by 57md
4.04/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
12-16-2013 02:29:44 | More by CHADMC3
4.78/5 rDev +19.8%
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!
12-01-2013 22:44:56 | More by JMScowcroft
Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.