Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured one into my Duvel tulip.
Midnight black, no light is getting through this one. Mocha head with a good few fingers, though it dissipates into a fine film. A little clinging as it settles out.
Dark chocolate cherries on the nose with a bit of mocha coffee flavor in the background. Roasted malts and a nice creamy character. No alcohol aromas what so ever. Impressive.
Starts with a strong bitterness, though it mellows into the chocolate/cherry flavors that slowly becomes a coffee finish. intriguing and complex, though not so much that one would want to leave this merely as a dessert or digestif. This one could easily accompany a strong meal, or even a pasta dish as the savor flavor would play off the acidity of the tomato sauce.
A lot of residual flavor, settles on the tongue, and after a few minuties, you feel prepared for another go. Alcohol is nonexistent throughout. Outstanding. Though, at 9% ABV I would leave this as a finisher, and not an all night affair.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2010 02:53:54 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
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 9,151 ratings.