Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Beertinez:
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet glass. It pours extremely thick like oil. A deep chocolate brown that looks black until its held up to the light. A mocha color head with about 2 fingers worth of head that eventually disappears into a half-finger head.
As soon I poured it, I got a bitter chocolate aroma. As It warms while I'm sipping, I'm getting scents of darker fruits like this dark red wine I once had. Kind of like plums.
The taste is nice and bold! A strong roasted flavor comes through and as It finishes, it combines with the earthy hop notes that kind of tickled my tongue. Very enjoyable. Like the aroma, as it warms, I'm starting to get those dark fruits. Plum and a touch raisin. It starts to finish like a wine. The alcohol is starting to come out a little but it gives you a pleasant warming feeling.
Thick yet strangely easy to drink. 9% ABV and as it warms, you can definitely sense it.
A very well-crafted stout. I had an Imperial Stout before and was not impressed but this brew definitely redeemed the style in my books. I wish I had some of this during the blizzard we had recently here in Chicago because this feels like a great beer to have in the cold. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2011 07:14:26 | More by Beertinez
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4.11/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aroma: Sweet, bitter, dark chocolate with hints of licorice and alcohol
Appearance: Pours rich black with enormous head that settles into a nice, tan finger of frothy luxury
Taste: Medium sweetness up front giving way to a lightly bitter aftertaste
Palate: Light bodied with a thin oily texture, finishing with a long bitter finale.
Overall: A very good imperial stout
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:59:30 | More by auee92
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,167 ratings.