Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Flows smoothly into snifter a gorgeous opaque pitch-black, with a luscious creamy tan head, about a finger and a half thick. Bubbly lacing on the glass. With some of best retention I've seen in a good while. MMMM.... This looks so lovely.
Roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee-like aromas, with a little fruit in the background, enter the nose. Pleasant, complex yet a little hard to figure out.
Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, all dark flavors all around, with just enough sweetness to balance it out. This is great savoring and aging material. Carbonation is pleasantly minimal, body is medium to heavy, although rather average for Imperial Stouts. Nice, thick and chewy, pretty much an alcoholic chocolate milkshake.
A solid Imperial Stout, and top-notch stuff altogether. Would buy again, when I'm in the mood for an Imperial Stout(if available again).
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2012 21:37:28 | More by happy4hoppybeer
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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