Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into my Gulden Draak gold-rimmed tulip. The gold rim and golden dragon emblem look spectacular against the blackness of this beer.
Pours as black as can be, but notably this brew does not take on the viscous quality some beers this dark have. Light brown head.
Smell of substantial roasted malt, hint of sweetness and chocolate.
This is a tasty delicious beer. Burnt malt flavors, dark chocolate, espresso. Finish is intense coffee, drifting into a melded hop bitterness and some chocolate sweetness. Just tasty and the right balance between straightforwardness and complexity, making it very drinkable while also having a substantial mettle.
More or less full-bodied beer with decent level of carbonation that keeps things from weighing down.
A nice beer that I frequently go to when I'm in the mood for a nice, chocolatey stout.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2011 02:16:34 | More by ghetto90007
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4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours pitch black with a magnificent head. Lacing and retention are also outstanding. The nose is sweet dark chocolate, roast and hints of dark fruit and smoke. Almost full bodied with a very smooth, almost creamy, texture. Borderline normal carbonation level with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and a bit complex, but not as complex as FIS or Wulver. It begins with sweet dark chocolate which flows into a roast and hop bitterness. The middle has a molasses note. The finish is smooth and leaves you with an alcoholic burn at the back of the throat that lingers quite long. Less hops would allow the dark fruit flavor to materialize and add to complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 18:56:21 | More by tillmac62
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,014 ratings.