Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jsteez:
4.74/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a snifter. Sipped it slow and thoughtfully, just the way I like it.
Appearance was black as night; perhaps a black licorice color; beautiful buttermilk cream head which dissipated into a thin tan surface. Minimal lacing on the glass.
Smelled like burnt barley; burnt malt; a little smoky, but not too much; dark chocolate notes, grass, wood; black coffee; burnt caramel.
The taste was like heaven; sweet at the front, bittersweet in the backend; balanced. Black brown sugared chocolate; grassy and woody; a little smoky. Perhaps a little piney and resinous. Roasted barley malt; burnt sugar; burnt malt. Burnt caramel; burnt brown sugar. A slight, yet pleasant, bitter taste lingers throughout consumption. There was even some brown crusty bread.
The body was velvet and smooth; full bodied, yet highly satisfactory. It was curved in just the right places; warm and satisfying, chewy, even. She did me well.
Great beer for a perfect Valentine's evening. Sipped it thoughtfully. Very high quality stout that is worth drinking. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 08:52:40 | More by Jsteez
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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 9,142 ratings.