Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
4.81/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This brew pours a solid black color with a two finger mocha head which lasts for some time. Some of the head remains on the brew until the end. Thick mocha lacing, med. carbonation.
The smell is chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, alcohol, licorice and nuts.
The taste follows the nose with the chocolate and alcohol dominating. This brew lost one or two points for not masking the alcohol better; it tastes almost like a Barleywine. Roasted and sweet malts then take over leading to a big hoppy finish.
The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Bready. A slightly dry feeling is left in the mouth after swallowing.
Overall this is a bold and powerful stout with a great blend of flavors. If you love chocolate then give this a try. Be warned, the alcohol taste might make your hair stand on end but I can't fault this brew too much for that.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 23:25:50 | More by microbrewlover
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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.