Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bone53:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served from a bottle into a snifter at around 50°F
Appearance: Black as night with a large creamy tan head
Smell: Coffee and milk chocolate. I get some alcohol in the nose as well. Very clean as I don't pick up bitterness.
Taste: I get equal parts coffee and bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, and a slight hop bitterness at the back end. It's insanely balanced, but at the same time all the flavors are very subtle to me after experiencing some heavy seasonal RIS's this winter.
Mouthfeel: Probably one of the smoothest RIS's I've had. Extremely creamy with little bitterness.
Overall: All the flavors and aromas are there, I just wish they were kicked up a few notches, and I would like this even more. That put aside, Old Raspy is still one of my favorite year around offerings!
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 05:53:24 | More by Bone53
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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 9,138 ratings.