Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured jet black, with a taller-than-expected, rich, creamy tan head. The head recedes slowly, and leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Attractive film hovers above the beer for the duration of the beer. Nice, but difficult to differentiate appearance in this style.
S - Very nice potency. I can smell it without jamming my entire face into the glass. Roasty malt. Dark chocolate.
T - Follows the nose. The tastes are clean readily discernible. Clean coffee, milk chocolate. Just a subtle sweetness, and no burnt notes. Just a bit of alcohol on the finish. Normally I don't like this, but it works well here.
M - I suppose it's possible for a beer to feel better, but I'm not going to split hairs here. Full-bodied. Luxurious. Goes down like silk, yet with just a hint of supporting carbonation. Love this.
O - Another eye-opening imperial stout. My second this week. At one time I held off on this beer due to 4-pack quantity and perceived high price. Those reasons have since been swept away. Truly a delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2014 02:47:24 | More by Andrew041180
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 9,161 ratings.