Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,085 | Reviews: 3,273 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by natescape:
4.9/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Managed to find this on tap at CBS Scene in Foxoboro, MA. I had never tried it before, and was completely blown away. Served in a standard pint glass, the beer arrived black as midnight in a cave on a cloudy night with a blindfold on. It had a thick, rich finger-width head with an aroma of deep smoked malt and hints of chocolate and espresso. Mouthfeel was rich, slightly chewy, and utterly fulfilling. Tasting it was like entering another world... smooth, deep, just hoppy enough to add a little something extra. The flavor lingered for a while afterwards ... a blessing.
I'm normally a hop freak, but this may just be the best beer I've ever had. I can't wait to go back and have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
11-25-2012 14:43:56 | More by natescape
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4.58/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a textbook perfect example of a RIS. Dark and beautiful in color, nice beige head, amazing smell, perfect mouthfeel. I loved the coffee notes and the dryness, perfectly hopped with what I assume to be KEG (something english for sure). My only negative is that it was a little boozy for 9%, where I have tasted smoother stouts with a higher ABV. Regardless, that's just a personal preference and this is an absolutely amazing representation of the RIS style.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 00:05:44 | More by aqualung23
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,085 ratings.