Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An opaque black with a creamy caramel colored head that's minimal in height but seems to retain just so nicely. Now the sniff...Big roasted malts and a thick kind of molasses sweetness, maybe some raisins and a bit of the hooch comes through. Smells strong and sturdy, but not too powerful...but my nose is kind of a noob anyways.
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First there is a sweet taste of roasted malts and a creamy flavor...and if I'm not crazy a bit of hop bitterness lingers along with it. Just after the initial hit I get a fruity base of plums and maybe cherries. The entire profile is really well balanced and complex, in addition to being just really damn tasty. I still feel like there is a RIS out there I might like more for one reason or another but until then this is great. The mouth feel is full and just right. Also, I tasted little alcohol in this, which is an awesome benefit to such a great tasting beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2009 03:46:03 | More by Thur123
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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