Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Avagadro:
5/5 rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Pours with the usual Nitro flare, with khaki froth falling to the bottom of the glass. Head retention is top notch, lasting over 20min. The body is jet black, and opaque, no matter the lighting.
S: Bouquet is well presented, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and demerara sugar.
T: Ol' Raspy is semi-sweet with notes of dark chocolate, cream, and demerara.
M: Full bodied and creamy without being sticky or sloppy. Rich, yet delicate.
D: I have always loved the Old Rasputin, but the nitro offering is a great improvement. The bottled version is slightly hoppier than it should be, and the nitro both mutes this, and enhances the mouthfeel. Overall, this is a must have if you ever see it at your local pub.
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-01-2011 21:55:59 | More by Avagadro
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,144 ratings.