Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AdamMY:
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
I picked this up at a local Trader Joes, It was selling in a four pack for under 10 dollars.
I would rate the appearance on this as just average, as the appearance on a Stout is never really that great, but the fact that this poured an amazingly thick head which is just clinging to the walls as it bubbles away.
Its got an amazingly thick coffee and chocolate malt aroma, that smells actually rather bitter.
Wow, I might need to redefine my view of flavorful. This hits you with a very strong mocha, with a perfect balance between chocolate, milk, and bitter espresso. But its got a different level to it which leaves you asking "Is that a little bit of mint? Could that be a bit of a tart fruit also?"
I in truth have never experienced a mouth feel that was so smooth that packed that amount of flavor, but the downfall with most dark beers is while they taste great, and may have a great mouth feel, you never really want to just drink them non stop.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2010 22:04:31 | More by AdamMY
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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 9,159 ratings.