Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Jet black body that pours about a finger and a half of cappuccino head that disappears quickly into a film like head.
Smell - Sweet, roasted malts off the bat, including hints of chocolate and plum, that give way to a more refined and complex smell. Vanilla stands out in the finish as well as a bit more of the dark fruits. Hides the 9%ABV fairly well.
Taste - Starts with the sweeter dark fruits (cherry/plum) but quickly and painlessly fades into a more of a dark bitter chocolate style finish.
Mouthfeel - Moderate to low carbonation, but a fairly thick beer that coats the tongue.
Overall - Clearly this is a great imperial stout that anyone should try if they get the opportunity, but it's not only that. This beer has so many characteristics of a good stout. There is the malty sweetness up front, the bitter chocolate finish and the moderate carbonation that is included in this style. Drink this beer. Now.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2011 03:23:52 | More by ccarney2
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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