Sputnik | Austin Beerworks

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88
very good
140 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
austinbeerworks.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerZack on 12-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating from notes taken @ Hopfields in Austin, TX in January 2015.

Served on-draught into a goblet. $6 per 12 oz.

Head recedes within 10 seconds, leaving no lacing.

Easily Austin Beerwork's best beer...but what is that really saying?

High B- (3.46) / WORTHY

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Photo of Reema
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12 oz can into a glass

Pours an absolute dark cola brown. Mocha colored bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Smell is of intense coffee ground, char, roasted malt, along with a permeating milk chocolate scent. Taste reflects the smell. Initial intense coffee flavors lead into a pleasant roast bitterness that finishes with a mixture of milk chocolate tastes and dark chocolate bitterness. Feel is a little on the lighter side, especially for an oatmeal RIS. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with good coffee aromas and tastes.

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Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeverSettle
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rorjets
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like coffee, and you like beer, and you like them together, in the same glass, you will love this seasonal from Austin Beerworks. They put out a lot of great beers and this one toes the line. Initially, you think you're drinking carbonated coffee, then the beer flavor comes in at the end and you realize you just had a sartorial moment that will leave you changed for life.

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Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Junichi
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdgogiants
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrHolden
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hudson2508
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUQT
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sedotakj
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very light for an imperial stout. Slight metallic smell. Ok.

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Photo of BDCannon
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gilgar
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of exl_90
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sputnik from Austin Beerworks
3.99 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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