Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by humuluslupulus8:
3.93/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
A: The beer was a pitch black, opaque color. There was a very thick tan head on top that lasted for a long time.
S: The smell reminded me of Black Butte Porter by Deschutes Brewery; dark and slightly sweet.
T: Old Rasputin had a dry, bitter taste similar to dark roast coffee or a quality dark chocolate. The taste was similar to porters I've drank, but there was not any level of sweetness like porters often have.
M: The mouthfeel on this beer was very good. The high specific gravity of the beer was definitely noticeable, and the creamy head added even more enjoyment to the drinking of this beer.
D: While this is a very well made beer, I think I would only want to drink it again if I was in the mood for it. I don't think the middle of summer was the best time of year for me to try it, but maybe I would want a beer like this when the weather was cold.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2010 00:32:09 | More by humuluslupulus8
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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 9,018 ratings.