Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BryanForrestKim:
3.9/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: The head blooms beautifully and lingers resiliently–it seems to stick to the sides of the glass as if it were starch. Pitch dark brown with only a glimmer of dark red when held up to light.
S: Very strong–almost smells somewhere in between a 75%-100% Dark Chocolate. Hops aromas barely shine through.
T: Complex. Flavors include the Crema of a Ristretto Espresso Shot; Dark, Dark Chocolate; and fresh cream. Ends with some sweet hops.
M: Nice, but on the boundary between "rich" and "sticky"
Serving type: on-tap
01-19-2014 08:07:38 | More by BryanForrestKim
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a textbook perfect example of a RIS. Dark and beautiful in color, nice beige head, amazing smell, perfect mouthfeel. I loved the coffee notes and the dryness, perfectly hopped with what I assume to be KEG (something english for sure). My only negative is that it was a little boozy for 9%, where I have tasted smoother stouts with a higher ABV. Regardless, that's just a personal preference and this is an absolutely amazing representation of the RIS style.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 00:05:44 | More by aqualung23
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,081 ratings.