Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerNinja007:
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap last night at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT. $6 for a ~10oz draft pour.
A: Clear nearly black brew gives a slight mahogany-red glow around the edges in dim bar lighting, so I presume it isn't completely opaque. Lovely dense tan head, super thick and creamy. Looks like it came from a nitro tap (but I forgot to ask if this was true). Super thick carpet of smooth dense lace covers the sides of the glass.
S: Good dose of dark, astringent, roasted barley and bitter cocoa powder. Mostly dry. Slight dry grass/ hay hop.
T: Same as the smell, plus a bit of light thin sweetness of candied fruit, tart raspberries and currents. A bit of dry smoke and a modest earth/herb hop both add some bite and depth but aren't major players. Long finish has lingering soft dark cocoa and smoke, and some residual sweet slickness, like the aftertaste from chocolate-raspberry liquor (if there is such a thing).
M: Mostly dry, smooth and creamy, moderate thickness, but balanced by a bit of light bitter fruity sweetness. Fairly lightbodied for a RIS. Soft mellow carbonation.
D: Hugely drinkable, not filling or overly sweet. Highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2011 02:40:13 | More by BeerNinja007
More User Reviews:
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
First time trying old Rasputin. Poured very dark brown though not black with tan head that died fairly quickly leaving a lot of lacing. Great aroma of coffee and leather. Mouthfeel is perfect, crisp. This is a really well balanced stout. Taste definitely has chocolate and coffee notes but mostly just delicious malts. Not over poweringly anything but delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:44:06 | More by skipxtracer
4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful dark black with brown highlights. Hefty head of mocha chocolate color, can't wait to drink it. The smell is of a heavy roast from the malt, a touch of chocolate, some dark fruits, and a bit of char. You get all this chocolate, the heavy roast switches to blackened charred and smoked meats, raisins, and ends with a sweet wash almost like maple syrup or brown sugar. Great super medium mouthfeel. Letting it just lay on your palate giving off the flavors and your ready to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:55:54 | More by TheFizzinator
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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