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Sputnik - Austin Beerworks

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Sputnik
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerZack on 12-30-2011)
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Reviews by kunstdrache:
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kunstdrache

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Split a fresh growler of this with 2xHops.

Pours a dark black, smell is amazing though. I'm not a coffee drinker but I love coffee beer and the smell of coffee. Sputnik hits he smell of freshly roasted coffee, just right.
Taste is incredible, many of the coffee beers tend to have the bitterness associated with coffee incorporated. Not this one, it's all about the smoothness and flavorness of sweet coffee and it is done beautifully.
This is marketed as a RIS but somehow feels light for the style, never less, it is a very easy drinker and I easily polished off my glass.
I've had a many coffee beers and this by far beats my top coffee beers- Oakshire Overcast, Surly coffee bender, FBS, Victory at sea. The guys at ABW hit a homerun with this beer. Age this in bourbon barrels and can it! This would give KBS a run for its money.

Serving type: growler

01-03-2012 15:59:08 | More by kunstdrache
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S: Very pronounced coffee on the nose, akin to a FBS. Dark chocolate. Roast. Some vanilla. Chocolate milk like character.

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Sputnik from Austin Beerworks
93 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.