Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.69/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a nitro tap into a tulip glass which I understand is the ultimate way to enjoy this brew.
A - Deep black in color, completely opaque. Beautiful 3/4 inch of foamy caramel colored head sitting on top which persists throughout the consumption (it shrinks but was there to the last sip). Tiny caramel colored nitrogen bubbles persistently rise from the bottom of the glass every time it is picked up and put down. The appearance is truly a spectacle.
S - Roasted malts and hints of cocoa.
T - Some sweet maltiness in the front end. Very faint amount of hops tasted in the finish. The 9% alcohol is masked very well. I get some hints of cocoa as well.
M - Velvety smooth. If you manage to get some of the head on its own it can almost feel like a milkshake. Light carbonation, great full body.
O - This might be one of the greatest beer experiences I've ever had. Certainly the best stout. If you find this on a nitro tap somewhere, do not pass it up.
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-15-2013 14:24:58 | More by JGuzzle
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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