Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by intensify:
4.46/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bought a 4 pack of 12oz bottles for $9.99. Poured into a tulip at around 45 degrees.
A- Poured a dark black, motor oil looking body with a slight brown head. Produced a tall and thick head for a 9% beer. The body character of this beer is amazing.
S- Strong overtones of coffee and dark chocolate, with the coffee barely overpowering the chocolate. Slight hint of burnt coffee grains but it doesn't have the typical roasted over the edge smell. Some earthy hops make their way through the mist giving it a nice rounded smell.
T- The taste is a bit complex with the chocolate and coffee mixing in with a vanilla-like sweetness to give you the impression that you are drinking a lite porter. Alcohol is no where to be found and I don't even get the usual warming in the throat. Strong hints of chocolate and slightly roasted coffee. Some hop presence. Nicely balanced.
M- Medium carbonation still coats the palate but doesn't completely slither in the throat. For this style the carbonation is a bit higher then usual but this makes this brew nicer, I think.
A good Imperial Stout to sip on, on any occasion. Available year around and it's complex as much as it is simple, if that makes any sense. Get one.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 03:28:43 | More by intensify
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4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful dark black with brown highlights. Hefty head of mocha chocolate color, can't wait to drink it. The smell is of a heavy roast from the malt, a touch of chocolate, some dark fruits, and a bit of char. You get all this chocolate, the heavy roast switches to blackened charred and smoked meats, raisins, and ends with a sweet wash almost like maple syrup or brown sugar. Great super medium mouthfeel. Letting it just lay on your palate giving off the flavors and your ready to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:55:54 | More by TheFizzinator
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,197 ratings.