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Sputnik - Austin Beerworks

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Sputnik
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | 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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sprucetip

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-27-2012 23:17:05 | More by sprucetip
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%

The brewery calls Sputnik a Russian Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout.
Smells straight up like an iced coffee. Intriguing. Cream, sugar, roasted coffee beans, its all there. The similarities don't end there. The impression that Im drinking an iced latte or other sweetened cold drink from a coffeeshop continues as I sip. The astringency that adding coffee to beer sometimes brings out is gladly missing in this brew, but I think the body of the beer may have absorbed the shot. While its still very much medium to medium-full bodied, I prefer my RIS's to be pretty weighty. There is a bit more flavor development on towards the finish which brings out some chocolate and a deeper roastiness that keeps it from being cloying, which still reinforces the whole iced coffee ideal. Overall, this beer is pretty delicious in a unique way.

12-30-2011 03:33:49 | More by BeerZack
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01-18-2013 20:55:23 | More by bccocx
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UTCengOwl

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%

Had this a couple of times over the weekend. Once at Hopfields and once at a NYE house party. Excellent. Just excellent. Reminded me a lot of Peche Mortel, but the coffee flavor was much stronger in this and IMO better.

The beer was black. I can definitely say that. When I served it at a NYE party, the beer definitely stained the red Solo cup (not just a cup... a friend) that I poured it in. Nothing special, but not bad either.

The smell was coffee. Whoa, boy. Coffee. Nicely rounded and full-bodied coffee. Cuvee knows what they're doing. When I popped open the growler at the NYE party, you could smell this thing from across the room. Mmmm... strong.

The beer was fairly dry and relatively light. Good carbonation kept it feeling fresh. The taste was mostly the coffee, but there was also a roasted, chalky background that complemented the coffee quite well. This isn't really a RIS, but who cares about styles anyway? Damned tasty. The sips definitely brought back Peche Mortel to my mind, but the coffee in this thing was much stronger and much better.

Overall, this was excellent work that nailed the RICO style. I was glad to have it again and this beer once again cements the quality of ABW in my mind.

01-01-2012 19:30:00 | More by UTCengOwl
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Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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stumac

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

This RICO (Russian Imperial Coffee Oatmeal) on draft pours up regular lookin. Dark brown. No crazy head. Aroma is coffeee, Dark malts, vanilla bean, nothin too out of the norm. Tastes of coffeee, and same as nose, not too out of the yoosh ('usual' for the dummies), malty, hop balance, doesn't take a scientist to guess this brew. Full bodied, easy carbo. I give this beer a Lil better score just cuz I loooove coffee beers. And this beer is coffee loaded! I can't ever taste oatmeal so that's whatever here. Any-fart, drink this beer

01-02-2013 07:43:34 | More by stumac
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JohnBender

Texas

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crusian

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Draft at oddfellows...
Pours a dark brown color, oddly enough, with about a finger of head. Figured this would be jet black.
Nose is coffee. That's about it. A nice coffee though.
Taste is much sweeter than I thought. It is not just carbonated coffee as a lot of coffee stouts are. VERY creamy mouthfeel, a bit thinner than I wanted... I assume the oatmeal helps a lot on the creaminess factor. Despite it not being overpowered by coffee, there really isn't much else there but the coffee... glad I tried it.

01-06-2012 23:25:45 | More by crusian
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Sputnik from Austin Beerworks
94 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.