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RATINGS: 369   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle from dogfish120love, thanks! Holy crap this is a beautiful beer. Black with a great creamy brown head. Aroma is wonderful. Molasses, smooth roasted malt, chocolate, purnes and hints of a caramel frappuchino. Flavor is rich and full wtih an amazing body. Lots of chocolate, plums, molasses, coffee, and the roasted element in this beer is very mellow and melds amazingly well with the hops. This is underrated IMO. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 Bomber in trade with somebody....? Been sitting in the fridge for a few months waiting..for an overcast cold dreary day off like this that I could enjoy the warmth from a Russian Impy stout. this one did not dissapoiint.. I half expected a big coffee fucker that would makle my face twist like the Red Poppy that was sitting next to this probably will. I must say that their use of brown sugar in this brew was expert. It is noticable from start to finish as a pleasant undertone. A fine, dense sticky lacing clings to the glass and slowly separates into thin quaff rings. Nose of sweetened coffee. Body is Medium + but ends thin, with a hint of tanginess. ....Willamette and Magnum hops????? Not in any noticable ammount. Easily drinkable and not overbearing. A nice one.;

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2210) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle in trade as a bonus from ROBORB. Thanks dude! Pours dark black with a medium lived tan head. Smell is roasty malt a touch of butterscotch, and creamy, nutty coffee. Taste is dry and roasty with nice bitter hoppiness and char flavor to it. Full body and soft to medium carbonation that is about ideal for the style. Nice dark chocolate, and suitably bitter flavor. Very solid RIS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
Solid black color, not much color. Thanks to gurde for the sample. Solid chocolate butterscotch (not diactlyle). Delicous toffe chocolate malt flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
Reviewed 4/16/2009 (Bottle): Pours a pitch black color body, big foamy tan brown colored head lasting. Good lacing. Strong coffee chocolate aroma. Some alcohol. Some sweet chocolate too. Something else like ash. Watery palate, smokey and slightly ashy taste. Sweet chocolate and some dark chocolate in the taste too. Something is off.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
(22oz. bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bomber at home (my personal birthday treat) on April 13, 2009. Wow... this head is amazing. An almost purplish tint, medium/dark brown, thick, dense, like a blueberry pancake. Very smooth, black body. Aroma a roasted chocolate and... something reminds me of wood. Extremely smooth in the mouth, almost creamy. Sweet, woody, and almost metallically bitter. Is that a word? All I keep thinking about is how smooth this beer is. Thick, but not so much so that it’s hard to stomach. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelming. Just enough to make it fun.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 Poured black, ash, butter, little chocolate, little coffee, ash finish that holds on for a very long time.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
This is a bad, bad beer. Looking at other ratings, maybe a bad bottle, but the influences weren’t infected influences, just harsh ash and burnt butter. A bit thin for an Impy as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a thick oily black with a foamy brown-tan head. The aroma is pleasantly chocolate, not showing much sings of the alcohol. The mouthfeel is thick and full of rich chocolate roastiness. Really quite a nice Imperial Stout, really showcases the rich full chocolate flavors while limiting, perhaps all out eliminating, any alcohol burn. I don’t get much hop character out of it, maybe something in the chalky chocolate aftertaste.


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