Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 312HopBomb:
4.26/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A strong pour produces a vigorous clumpy light brown head about two inches tall that settles slowly. This beer is completely black with none of the usual ruby highlights when held to a bright light. Very nice.
The smell has notes of black patent and chocolate malt with some hops thrown in for good measure and some booze on the back end.
The first sip blasts off with a great amount of roast and some alcohol mixed with dark chocolate and some light milk chocolate. Rich coffee is also present in the mix. Hops are subtle in the finish. Slightly sweet but dries out nicely. I don't taste the hops like some reviewers but maybe I am used to 3 Floyds hoppy porters like Alpha Klaus and Ragnarok.
The mouthfeel is velvety and smooth with light carbonation.
This is a great value for an RIS! Great job NCB!!
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2013 04:42:33 | More by 312HopBomb
More User Reviews:
4.51/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Heard a lot of good things about this beer, and it did not disappoint. The appearance is near-perfect. The beer is night-black with an off-white head of about two-finger widths. It leaves a nice lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma is robust, full of chocolate and roasted barely. The taste is equally robust. At first sip, the overwhelming taste was of dark chocolate, but as I drank it, roasted coffee came to the forefront. There is just a hint of alcohol, but nothing that would suggest the 9% abv. There was also a certain sweetness that I lingered on the tongue along with a mild hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was rich and creamy with a modest carbonation. Overall, this beer is outstanding on every level.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 04:33:16 | More by thomda11
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,138 ratings.