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

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521 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 32
Gots: 33 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

SharkNado, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

JohnParadee, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Cook82, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Pamola, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark black, some brown foam settles out. Tar like pour. Rich roasted nose, espresso beans. Taste is full and rich, burnt coffee, backed by a modest alcohol burn. Light licorice underneath. Earthy. Thick mouthfeel.

KTCamm, Mar 16, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a lovely black with creamy brown head. The head recedes quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S - Nice aroma. Roasty. Dark chocolate. Hint of alcohol, which I suppose is to be expected at this level.

T - Touch of sweetness on the tongue. Here is where I pick up the dark chocolate. Little bit of bitterness followed by an absolute wave of alcohol. The alcohol really wipes away everything else and is not overly pleasant for me.

M - Thinner than I expected. The finish is a little sticky, which maintains that alcohol-heavy aftertaste.

O - I really had high hopes for this one. I should be able to pawn some off on my wife. I wouldn't buy this one again, and I would recommend readers not to buy it if they are not fans of boozy imperial stouts. If you like that sort of thing, then have at it.

Andrew041180, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tango22, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

starshockey9, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Mattyb79, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Kmlund, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Jnashed
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.

Jnashed, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Moses_Malone, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

MJSJr, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

NonicPanic, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dbnrhino, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ubufan2112, Feb 16, 2014
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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.

KingdomBobcat, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

NumberNone, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

muskiesman, Feb 02, 2014
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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.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 31, 2014
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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.

fx20736, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

1up, Jan 20, 2014
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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
Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
90 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.