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Sputnik - Austin Beerworks

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 15
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerZack on 12-30-2011

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RossR
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffaroo95
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzed
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black with a small amount of tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, and raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roasted malt. Not bad, a little thin though.

Photo of erushing
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable, very smooth, but no complexity whatsoever.
The nose is pretty much just cold brew coffee and the taste is the same. Overly sweet to me, even for an oatmeal stout. I'm not sure why they're putting "Russian" in the style description.
Overall, it's fine, but with the local hype, I was expecting so much more. It's not something I would probably get again with so much else available during the stout months.

Photo of LittleDon
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The best of both worlds, the worst of both worlds. The addition of the coffee gives this beer a lighter body and higher acidity than the beer alone. Dark with a decent head and strong coffee aroma. Strong coffee start (more cold brew than beer) the complexity fades in the middle and picks up toward the end where there is a bit of chicory/roasted grain. Lighter than expected body and medium carbonation. Very good as a hybrid, if that's what you're after.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crowler from Austin

Black bodied. A decent light brown head forms but disappears a couple minutes in.

Deep roasty woody coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.

Medium bodied with lighter carbonation.

Not super into this. Decent enough beer though.

Photo of gtermi
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super coffee-y! Kind of like a cold-brew with bubbles. Not very complex but delicious, excellent mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, perhaps a tad too thin in the body at the end. Very drinkable.

Photo of videofrog
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge coffee, milk chocolate, light roast

Photo of jackweinbender
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ptickle
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vinyl_on_Tap
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Getalegup
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coffee forward but not bitter. Hint of sweetness. Dry. Medium body. Very light carbonation. Good job ABW!

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirhc3034
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abbbp
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkrane
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
4.4/5  rDev +3%

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Sputnik from Austin Beerworks
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.