Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Trifecta1:
4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had this both on-tap and in bottle, and surprisingly, the bottle was superior to the tap, god knows why, so I averaged the two ratings.
A - Black as night, opaque, no light going through this stuff. 1/2 pinky of head, darker grey colored.
S - Typical quality Imperial, nice hints of chocolate, maltiness, slight hop quality to it.
T - Great, tastes of smooth chocolate and the hops make their presence subtley known. The chocolate malt is clearly the forefront. Alcohol taste is very effectively masked by the fantastic flavors.
M - Thick, decent carbonation, not overpowering or underwhelming. Good balance. The creaminess is praiseworthy.
O - Does it live up to the hype? That, lads and ladies, is up to the drinker. In my opinion, the bottle lived up, whereas the tap did not. Anyways, both were great choices; drinkable, flavorful, nice ABV and cleverly masked. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2012 03:40:29 | More by Trifecta1
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4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful dark black with brown highlights. Hefty head of mocha chocolate color, can't wait to drink it. The smell is of a heavy roast from the malt, a touch of chocolate, some dark fruits, and a bit of char. You get all this chocolate, the heavy roast switches to blackened charred and smoked meats, raisins, and ends with a sweet wash almost like maple syrup or brown sugar. Great super medium mouthfeel. Letting it just lay on your palate giving off the flavors and your ready to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:55:54 | More by TheFizzinator
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,196 ratings.