Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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2.8/5 rDev -35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
This one has a black cola-like coloring with a brownish/orange head. Immediately after opening the bottle, a strong chocolate smell emerges. The taste is intensely bitter, like baker's chocolate, but with noticeable amounts of alcoholic tone. Old Rasputin has a tannic mouthfeel, like sucking a teabag or coffee grounds. Not as creamy or as say, a porter or (non-Imperial) stout, but admittedly, the taste mellows out significantly after the first half. Not exactly what I'd call a session beer. This is more of an experience than just any beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2004 00:20:23 | More by JamesBerry
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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