Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Beer is completely black and with a tan two finger head. Foam reduces gradually leaving plenty of cap and extensive lacing behind. There’s just something about the appearance of an Old Raspy that makes it look more appealing than most other stouts. Beyond inviting.
S: Chocolate, roasted black malt, nuttiness, some grassy hops and a touch of phenol.
T: Nutty and roasty up front. Transitions to dry semi-sweet chocolate and hops. Roasted malt returns and pairs with the alcohol for a bitter, warming finish.
M: Just the way I love my stouts....creamy (not oily or syrupy) and perfectly carbonated. I don’t see much room for improvement here.
O: A great affordable, readily-available beer for the winter months. Very drinkable, but also flavorful and warming. Seems like a great beer to experiment with food pairings.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2011 03:58:33 | More by mjtiernan
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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