Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JWFokker:
4/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle, this is a very dark stout. It's as black as any I've ever had and the head that forms is a solid tan. The nose is mostly roasted malts and coffee with a bit of hops. The flavor is more of the same, but with greater intensity. The hops really come out in the aftertaste. I'd say this is one of the hoppier Imperial Russian Stouts that I've had. Surprisingly, at 9% ABV, there's no aroma or taste of alcohol. It's completely overwhelmed by the malt and hops. The mouthfeel isn't as thick as most Imperial Russian Stouts, which is neither a good or a bad thing. It just is. I'd rate the drinkability higher, but the hoppiness of this one gets to me after a while. I still recommend this one highly.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2008 06:04:09 | More by JWFokker
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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