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Equinox Sputnik Imperial Stout

Equinox Sputnik Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Jet black with a dense, tan head, Sputnik’s appearance is similar to freshly pulled espresso. Roasted malt, reminiscent of dark fruit and coffee, dominates the aroma. Complex flavors weave together; rich malt, bittersweet chocolate and earthy hop flavors meld with each other. Roasted malt flavors linger in the finish along side a warming alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, chocolate, coffee into dark fruits, slight anise notes, hints of a spice and caramel note as well in there. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, anise, and caramel into chocolate, coffee, roast, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. This is a roasty imperial stout, dry finish, ashy, coffee, slight rubbery notes. This is a too dry for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap @ Equinox. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, blue cheese, and licorice on the nose. Ash, nut shells, and earth/dirt on the finish. Meh. Flavor has a really strong blue cheese note. Big roast and ash. Licorice, molasses, nut shells, and dirt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
At Equinox. Pours dark black with red Hugh, very small head. Nose is milky lacto malt, roasty nutty. Taste is nutty roasty malt, a little harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at equinox. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla. Taste is coffee and some dark chocolate, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap at Equinox poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas oroastiness, bitter chocolate and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastyiness, bitter chocolate and coffee with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
On tap at Equinox. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Smooth and creamy. Hoppy finish. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at the Equinox Brewery. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasted, chocolate, dark malty flavors. One my favorite Equinox beers that I had during my visit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at the brewery on October 9, 2012
Black color, brown head. Malty, sweet, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet malty scent.

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