Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 9,015 | Reviews: 3,317 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Brenden:
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The color is black, and the head pours a full thick head that retains very nicely and leaves some pretty incredible sticky lacing all over the glass.
The smell is malts and a hot of alcohol with something like licorice and a hint of bitter dark chocolate.
The alcohol is strong in this one. The toasted malt is also prevalent; this is probably the "maltiest" beer I've ever had. If you really give it some time on your palate the malt, hops bitterness, and light sweetness with really make themselves evident so that the complexity can truly be appreciated. Very nicely balanced.
The mouthfeel is thick and smooth with a pleasant alcoholic sting to it. A great combination of thickness, alcohol, bitterness and toastiness.
This one is a definite must.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2009 17:40:25 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours pitch black with a magnificent head. Lacing and retention are also outstanding. The nose is sweet dark chocolate, roast and hints of dark fruit and smoke. Almost full bodied with a very smooth, almost creamy, texture. Borderline normal carbonation level with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and a bit complex, but not as complex as FIS or Wulver. It begins with sweet dark chocolate which flows into a roast and hop bitterness. The middle has a molasses note. The finish is smooth and leaves you with an alcoholic burn at the back of the throat that lingers quite long. Less hops would allow the dark fruit flavor to materialize and add to complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 18:56:21 | More by tillmac62
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,015 ratings.