Sputnik | Austin Beerworks

BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4.24 w/ 143 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,665
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
143
Liked:
128
Avg:
4.24/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.46/5  rDev -18.4%
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 Kurmaraja
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown almost black with a small amount of tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, and raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roasted malt. Not bad, a little thin though.

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Photo of greenspointexas
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of champ103
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super coffee-y! Kind of like a cold-brew with bubbles. Not very complex but delicious, excellent mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, perhaps a tad too thin in the body at the end. Very drinkable.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sputnik from Austin Beerworks
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 143 ratings
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