davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass, 2013 release?
A - Pours a jet black body with two fingers of creamy mocha foam. Settles down quickly. Pretty stereotypical RIS appearance.
S - Very roast dominant with some chocolate and coffee in the background.
T - Roast central here. Balanced out by some sweeter chocolate and bitter coffee notes. The 65 IBUís are present in the bitterness but the hop flavors are non-existent. Medium bodied and creamy.
O - This is a very solid beer that can compete with the likes of Narwhal and Old Rasputin. Iím not a huge fan of stouts with high IBUís but this was quite nice. This was my first Otter Creek beer and Iím left impressed.
CardiacNP (27) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice imperial stout with 10%abv but you do not Taste it. Dark black in color with a tight 1 finger creamy brown head. Decent lacing. Malty chocolate , coffee stout. Lightly carbonated. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Surprisingly so for such a high alcohol beer.
Over all a solid Russian imperial stout. Recommend trying
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EithCubes (4412) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Inky, heavily chocolaty nose with nice tarry roast and plummy fruit, some cream. Deep pitch pour with a light brown head, lace. Taste is as expected, not too sweet, heavy chocolate with some roast and a nicely layered malty approach. Very strong alcohol is successfully tamed but it seems to always be tugging on its long leash, testing and looking for the right moment to bolt. Light plum/raisin but the fruitiness wafts more than strikes. Super thick, dense full body is smooth and heavy with just a touch of carbonation. Aftertaste is creamy and lightly yeast (in the best way), light noble bitterness and just a touch of harsh smack. Iíve had many other impies very close to this in profile, so no innovation in this glass, but itís flavorful and well-made, solid right to the core.
Voodoo (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deeep brown almost black with very little head......aroma of chocolate, woodiness and alcohol.....taste is very smooth chocolate, coffee, with only slight alcohol tailing into a very light bitterness and a dry finish for a big beer. Light carbonation which works well also. This goes down very well as it doesnít have that cloying sweetness of too many overdone big beers. Nice.
conway (901) - - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a thin espresso colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is tons of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Taste is the same, but the chocolate moves up front and the roasted malt takes the finish. Palate is big and velvety. Nice hop bitterness present on the finish as well. Very well done.
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GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small pale head. Aroma is liquorice, soy sauce, roasted grains. Roasty on the palate with a slightly astringent finish. Taste is roasted grain, liquorice, hint of coffee.
GSH1976 (157) - Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours almost black like motor oil with a touch of tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and maybe some bitter chocolate. Taste follows the nose with roasted flavors and smokiness initially and then it transitions to a nice bitter finish. Body is on the heavy side of medium and very creamy. A decent imperial stout.
MadRobin (1398) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 6 oz. pour at R.D.F. in downtown Washington, DC. Opaque, brown-black with brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of toast, roasted malt, chocolate and brown sugar. Taste of peat, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, mild coffee and molasses. Full body and high carbonation with velvety, foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Scrapersnbeer (1248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big roast coffee malt and licorice aroma, just what you expect from a strong stout. Itís completely blacked out and pours crude oil. Tends way towards the sweet end of the spectrum, with some nut and maple elements blended in. Some bitterness, as the hops are present mainly in spirit. Very thick, one bottle is a meal.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark pour. Tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. Malts and sweet bitterness. Good and fierce.