Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ZagZagg:
4.23/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into pint glass
A: Half a finger head, with weak lacing. There doesn’t appear to be much carbonation at all. Vaguely translucent, giving off a subtle crimson glow. Looks like crude oil.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, bitter coffee. A remote sweetness lurks somewhere in this layered aroma.
T: Initial malt flavor, maybe some caramel, coffee bean bitterness but well balanced. Might be some toffee. Has a transient sweetness possibly from some dark fruits, prunes? The hoppiness presents itself when allowed to mature on the tongue a bit.
M: Not as thick as I expected, very light carbonation. Not very dry, smooth with little after taste. A creamier character arrives as it approaches room temperature.
O: After engaging in some debauchery with old Rasputin, I can say I’m up for round two. This is an excellent stout for wintertime drinkin’. This was recommended to me by a rando in my local beer distributor, and I’m glad I took him up on it. A must try as far as imperial stouts are concerned. Until we meet again.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2013 00:21:30 | More by ZagZagg
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I do love this beer. in fact, formative beer for me. however; ive tried blackout stout, I've tried expedition. to me, those two rate higher, even avery Czar. just not according to BA. still I respect this beer fully, one of the first imp stouts I've had
lot of bitterness, dark bitter chocolate, coffee beans, hops. creamy, bountiful carbonation. it is good, really good.
still, not my favorite! but a beer I'll still always come back to
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 23:01:38 | More by dank203
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,387 ratings.