Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
89
very good
608 Ratings
Otter Creek Russian Imperial StoutOtter Creek Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Every so often we brew this tasty treat that clocks in at 10% ABV. A silky smooth, motor-oil black pour reveals rich, roasty notes of caramel, chocolate and coffee. Like the first stouts brewed for Russian Czars, this offering is big, bold and built to last. Grab a few for the cellar, a couple for your comrades and enjoy because—like those Czars of yesteryear—this beer may be gone soon.

Added by Brad007 on 01-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
608
Reviews:
298
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
49
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 608 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

OTTER CREEK RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT 2/2/16

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque black with a hint of clear ruby at the very bottom. Half finger thick tan head receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Primarily chocolate.

t: Dark roasty malt with dark chocolate notes and a moderate bite which lingers in the back of the throat along with a little throat burn. Roasty malt finish. The chocolate becomes more prominant later.

m; Medium, very good body and loads of carbonation tingle.

o; A flavorful RIS which nicely covers its high ABV.

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Photo of AMCimpi
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scliff27
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mouthfeel is abit light for Russian imperial which honestly I kind of like
Very easy drinking Russian imperial coffee chocolate are present slight caramel like advertised
It poured great too with wonderful aroma very enjoyable deserves an outstanding

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hit728
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greg4579
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a cent cap

S: Roasted malts, dark fruits, and some cocoa stands out. Some anise in the back

T: Follows the nose, with quite a bit more emphasis on the anise. Starts off with some roast, coffee, and cocoa before the dark fruits and anise kick in with some force. Finishes with light bitterness and roast, as well as lingering anise

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Quite smooth

O: A solid RIS that is layered nicely. Definitely hits on both the malty side as well as the fruity side. Very easy to drink for double digit abv. A great candidate for aging

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good if unexceptional Russian imperial stout. Black-bodied, full-feeling, and mildly carbonated, with aromas and flavors of espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Some molasses and char linger after the finish, along with a slight stickiness.

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Photo of bobv
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Happyyb
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dan269605
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tmsmaloy
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is black. Even held to the light none shines through. A thick tan head dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet aromatic tobacco and raisins. Taste of leather pepper and steel. As much as I enjoy their new IPAs I believe this beer is bigger, and holds a more special place. I love this beer.

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Photo of joberlander
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd026
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

once again mike gerhart comes along and this time turns this into the next old rasputin.

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Photo of smanson56
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Newly bottled 2015 it pours a rich black color with a nice creamy tan head. Lots of roasted malts in the nose just the way an RIS is supposed to be. The flavor is strong with some chocolate and coffee overtones. The mouthfeel to me is just a little thin. This is a good drinkable RIS.

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Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout from Otter Creek Brewing
4 out of 5 based on 608 ratings.
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