Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kdmorse:
4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black, topped with a creamy chocolate head. Looked perfect from the pour and the smell and taste did not disappoint. Filled the mouth, stomach, and soul like a hearty meal in a glass. Roasted malts take the lead, but so many tastes to be enjoyed. Not as big on hops as other American Impy Stouts, but a great balance. Easy to drink, and only gets easier after a few. Luckily it only comes in a 4-pack because the 5th would seem easy tonight, but not so easy in the morning.
Note: One of the first "true" craft beers that I purchased in college. Bought because of the impressive alcohol content not knowing what I was getting in to. Had a difficult time finishing the 4-pack, but now it is one of my favorite RIS next to Stone.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2008 04:43:18 | More by kdmorse
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4.51/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Heard a lot of good things about this beer, and it did not disappoint. The appearance is near-perfect. The beer is night-black with an off-white head of about two-finger widths. It leaves a nice lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma is robust, full of chocolate and roasted barely. The taste is equally robust. At first sip, the overwhelming taste was of dark chocolate, but as I drank it, roasted coffee came to the forefront. There is just a hint of alcohol, but nothing that would suggest the 9% abv. There was also a certain sweetness that I lingered on the tongue along with a mild hop bitterness. The mouthfeel was rich and creamy with a modest carbonation. Overall, this beer is outstanding on every level.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 04:33:16 | More by thomda11
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,151 ratings.