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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, - APR 30, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to black with a beige to brown head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, milk chocolate, flavor is sweet, with chocolate, cocoa, cherries acidity, medium to full bodied


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle pours black with almost no head. Aroma is rich roast and coffee, taste is similar with a slick slight sweet and alcohol finish

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Super rich dark brown body with an oily black glow and a nice one centimetre tall deep dark brown head. Aroma of ridiculously strong oatmeal, nuts, earth and coffee with a less assertive prune, milk, chocolate and raisin sweetness throughout. Full-bodied; Rich chocolate and roasted malt notes at first with a surprising amount of carbonation, all with a deep pit fruit sweetness and some pungent anise and licorice notes to finish it off. Aftertaste shows quite the complexity with ranges from burnt to pit fruit sweetness and back to anise and permanent marker all finishing with a vanilla, oak, spice and especially alcohol burning finale. Overall, a nice imperial stout with tons of character and complexity but perhaps still a bit too dark and pungent throughout for me. I had aged my bottle for over 10 months and it still wasn’t long enough. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors on 13-July-2013 for US$3.25 sampled at home in Washington on 01-May-2014 as beer #4501 as my 3rd rating out of 3 to celebrate the milestone. Non-Vintage on Bottle // Bought in July 2013 // Sampled in May 2014

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Roasted, sweet, grainy taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at Khyber. Pours black with tan head and nice lace. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Medium to full body. Big roasty taste, hints of smoke, espresso, some chocolate. Fairly strong hop bitterness

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip glass. Thick black pour with a small tihht beige head. Tons of great dark roasted malt flavors. Chocolate nibs. Charcoal grill. Burnt caramels. Hints of coffee and dark fruit, but the emphasis is on chocolate and ash. High ABV is well hidden. Smooth finish. Tastes notably less sweet than most Imperial Stouts - and that?s fine by me. Body is creamy enough to fit as a proper Russian Imperial for me - and I?m a stickler to that requirement. Missing some of the more complex flavors that a great Imperial should have, but the notes presented are right on the money. Was not expecting something so good out of this. Pleasantly surprised.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooball201 (38) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tasty and very roasty. Good brew as most otter creek is good stuff. Almost stovepipe but apparently higher abv.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of cardboard, anise. Flavor is an improvement, light sweet, medium bitter, roasty, chocolate and rich on the tongue. Lingering bitterness on the finish. Fairly full bodied and creamy. Quite nice in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dougefreezy (43) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours dark brown, no head. Aroma of chocolate, plum, toffee. Malty, chocolate taste. Overall very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottled 650ml PBFVIII
Deep opaque black, small brown head. Toasted, chocolate aroma. Medium-bodied. Toasted, some chocolate. A bit lame finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (628) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Poured 11/16/13. Oily; Deep brown black with a thin but resilient chocolate head. Aroma is lots of roast malt, chocolate, creamy, hints of dark berries, vanilla, sweet, savory. Taste is creamy, little chalky, nutty, roast malts, chocolate, some dark fruits, very mild bitterness at first; finish is bitter chocolate and some earthiness. Exquisite lacing, full. Carbonation is low. Mouth feel is full, oily, rich; but not syrupy or coating. Really a fine RIS. Well crafted.


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