Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dope:
4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
No date that I can find. Approximately 3 years old most likely.
A: Pours black with a big thick medium brown head. Head fades very slowly with top notch retention. Substantial and heavy lacing.
S: Definitely has been aging a while. Very mellow aroma. Some chocolate, some char, hint of coffee. Decent dark fruits holding out though, especially when swirled. Just a hint of anise too.
T: A bit more chocolate than the aroma betrays. Mild chocolate with decent coffee, melding with dark fruits up front. Bit bitter towards the finish with the chocolate growing bittersweet and hints of char poking through.
M: Somewhat heavy and smooth. Touch chalky in the finish.
O: One of the best RISes out there and perhaps the best value of them all. Wonderfully complex flavors without any fluff. No barrel aging, no adjuncts. Just various roasted malt characteristics all flung together in a surprisingly balanced manner. Aging has mellowed this, zero alcohol is present and the flavors are all well integrated and smooth.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2013 05:08:04 | More by Dope
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 9,139 ratings.