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Sputnik - Austin Beerworks

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerZack on 12-30-2011)
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gdillahunty

Texas

2/5  rDev -53.1%

01-12-2012 20:04:22 | More by gdillahunty
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BgThang

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is litterally straight up coffee. No real beer aspect to it, except it's carbonated.
THis is like the old perculated coffee my grandma used to make. THe nose is big coffee, the smell you guessed it. COFFEE!
The appearance is nice. Black with a nice mocha head.

This is a very unbalanced beer. Why spend the extra coin on this beer if you want coffee, just buy some coffee.

I hate coffee, but love a good coffee flavored beer if it is done right, a good balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 13:14:20 | More by BgThang
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Heretic42

Texas

3/5  rDev -29.6%

01-11-2013 21:28:47 | More by Heretic42
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at Austin Beerworks first anniversary, 12 May 2012. Served in the Hellbent shaker pint.

From the second session, the keg from the first kicked in about 30 minutes.

Medium light brown head is short lived. Lightly carbonated. Very dark brown in color, opaque. Aroma is dominated by coffee, roasty sweet, almost smoky. A says some peanut butter. Taste is similar, coffee, slightly acrid. Lots of caramel. HInt of smokiness. A bit charred. Becomes burnt and dry in the middle. Coffiesh acrid finish and aftertaste.

Dominated by coffee, on the lighter side for an imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2012 21:45:37 | More by htomsirveaux
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crusian

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 23:25:45 | More by crusian
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-12-2012 00:39:38 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

12-18-2013 02:39:34 | More by Tiernan
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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-02-2013 18:03:34 | More by GreatBloomer
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-02-2014 22:42:33 | More by ubufan2112
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12%

12-15-2013 01:32:13 | More by rdooley
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champ103

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Downhouse a little while ago, and have shared several growlers.

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black with a small tan head. Light lace, but the ring of foam sticks throuhout.
S: Roasted malt, bread, some chocolate. BIG coffee flavors. Though never overbarring or acrid.
T: Again big on the roast and coffee flavors. Cream, chocoalte, vanilla. Bread biscuit flavors. Finish with coffee again, but never acrid.
M/D: A medium to full body. Good carbonation and creamy smooth. Easy to sip. I enjoy this everytime I try it. Though one in a sitting is enough.

A big coffee stout. The coffee is right up front and center. Though not nearly as rough and acrid as some other examples. I like it a lot. Still, just does not make the cut as one of the ellite coffee stouts around.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 03:56:28 | More by champ103
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-19-2014 05:16:28 | More by CraigTravor
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cyde

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-12-2013 19:32:42 | More by cyde
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-08-2014 14:26:23 | More by Karibourgeois
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-10-2013 20:19:00 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

09-24-2013 19:02:35 | More by Jame515
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jborgschulte

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-10-2014 02:55:26 | More by jborgschulte
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dkw0063

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-03-2014 16:30:20 | More by dkw0063
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JedSeed

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-12-2012 07:33:42 | More by JedSeed
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2011 03:33:49 | More by BeerZack
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2xHops

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I want to preface my review with an admission: I don't like coffee that much at all. It was a risk for me to try this beer, but i had to give it a try.

The beer had a typical dark brown/black body with very little head. It was not foaming much at all, and the smell definitely hit you hard with the coffee aroma. It lives up to its name.

I was somehow hoping that it wasn't too overpowering in the taste department with the coffee presence. As opposed to other beers that had coffee in them, I do feel this particular beer was well-balanced and easy to drink.

The only thing that I felt that this beer fell flat was in the mouthfeel department. It felt a bit too flat for my taste, and for me it did feel a bit too thin as well.

It's still a pretty dang good beer coming from ABW, and I know many of you will enjoy this.

Serving type: growler

12-31-2011 03:15:31 | More by 2xHops
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stumac

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 07:43:34 | More by stumac
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-08-2013 19:40:44 | More by zonker17
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Sudsday

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-28-2013 06:34:48 | More by Sudsday
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Sputnik from Austin Beerworks
94 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.