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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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We’re rolling out a new Imperial series with the first beer scheduled to release January ’09. These larger-than-life beers will be sold in 22 oz bottles and on draft. Brewed with more malts and more hops, these beers are big, bold, flavorful, and high-octane. The first in the series is a Russian Imperial Stout. The style was first brewed in England for the Russian Czar and it is the king of stouts. Plenty of big malt flavors- chocolate and roasted- and high alcohol with lower carbonation and mild hops. We brewed this beer with double the malts and four times the hops of regular stouts! Otter Creek Russian Imperial Stout clocks in around 10% ABV- a beer to be savored responsibly. True to style, this beer will last for years so you may want to stock up on a few bottles for your cellar while it’s available.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5658) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
65 cl bottle @ PBF VIII
Aroma is somewhat sweet with hay, cocoa, some soy sauce and licorice. Flavour has soy sauce, salty licorice and hints of coffee. Also some hay. Odd, but there’s a certain English feeling here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Black with small brown head. A: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. T: dark chocolate, roasted malt, ash. Bitter. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (328) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Boozy nose, bready background. Poured from 12oz bottle opaque black with slight caramel foam. Small in amount of head, but solid retention. Not super strong on the mouth, bitter hop middle and finish. Booze bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle, great rich deep flavors, awesome thickness, another Vermont gem. Roasty with a bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
From notes: Poured opaque black with a small, thin dark tan head. Roasty malt aroma with a note of coffee. Full body, moderate thickness. Chocolatey flavor up front, giving way to dark roasty malt and a burnt note that lingers in the finish. Some booziness as well, that might become more restrained with age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3939) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and light coffee, and some light floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice maltiness. Smooth to thicker texture. A decent imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bvdubn (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Very nice mouthfeel with the standard bitterness common in imperial russian stouts. I am getting lots of burnt malts but not much else. Decent lacing but it might be just a tad over carbonated for my tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle at Max Burger, Springfield, 18/05/13. Pitch black with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is dark fruits, burnt toffee, liqourice, touch plasticy, mineral notes. Taste comprises dark fruit, pepper, molasses, dark malts, light dark chocolate tones, sugars, booze. Full bodied with fine carbonation, warming alcohol in a boozey finish. Ok impy stout but a way from being top draw, the alchocol is a little too evident and could have been better integrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar HK with Linh. Pours a deep black body with nice vibrant tan espresso lacing. Aroma is strong coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet coffee, dark chocolate malts, a nice richness and an alcohol character in the finish (almost bourbon, but not as good).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12 oz bottle. Hampton Falls Village Market. 2012 vintage.The nose is very chocolaty with some alcohol, light hops, and a touch of espresso beans. Flavor is sweet bakers chocolate, caramel and candi sugar, a touch of smoke and a real nice roasted malt backbone. The ABV is only slightly noticeable. Mildly creamy texture. This brew is worth the price of a four pack. The other three bottles are getting more age on them. Even at this point it’s a nice drink.


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