Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nsheehan:
3.68/5 rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Old Rasputin on Cask at Flying Saucer Austin
North Coast BC
Goblet (13.5oz probably)
A - Sandy-tan head with great retention. Dark full brown color. Completely opaque.
S - Light coffee from roasted malt, cocoa, and an earthiness, I think leather. The alcohol is extremely well-hidden (in both smell and taste).
T - Follows smell, but the roast is gentler and more apparent, and there's some brown sugar like sweetness. There's some refinement but also some muddledness. I think I just don't like certain aspects of many stouts. There's some bitterness that is very dark chocolate like.
M - Full bodied but not very heavy. Very smooth, silky even. Heavy and a little chewy.
D - It's a sipper. Easy to see how people would love this beer a lot. I don't find it very complex, but there's quality; also my taste preferences differ from many others (I'm not a fan of roast).
4.75, 3.25, 3.75, 4, 3.5.
After some time (about 30 minutes) I taste some orange. The beer retains itself well and is still silky with no signs of alcohol.
Serving type: cask
08-18-2013 16:42:36 | More by nsheehan
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours pitch black with a magnificent head. Lacing and retention are also outstanding. The nose is sweet dark chocolate, roast and hints of dark fruit and smoke. Almost full bodied with a very smooth, almost creamy, texture. Borderline normal carbonation level with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and a bit complex, but not as complex as FIS or Wulver. It begins with sweet dark chocolate which flows into a roast and hop bitterness. The middle has a molasses note. The finish is smooth and leaves you with an alcoholic burn at the back of the throat that lingers quite long. Less hops would allow the dark fruit flavor to materialize and add to complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 18:56:21 | More by tillmac62
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,034 ratings.