Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by olimpia84:
4.3/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured the demonic labeled looking 12oz bottle into a Snifter.
A: pitch black body with very small coffee tanned head. Lacing was present but it wasn't as viscous and sticky as I was hoping for.
S: roasted malts, coffee beans, espresso, some chocolate. It's not a strong smell but it's very pleasant and leads well to the taste.
T: strong complex taste composed of roasted malts, some hops, coffee, dark chocolate and ends with a rooty/medicinal taste. The good balance helps disguise the alcohol content. As the beer warms up the taste gets more concentrated and becomes stronger.
M: very nice feel, smooth and creamy on the palate. Full body yet feels very drinkable which is odd for the style.
O: an amazing offering for the style, this beer is downright yummy and perfect as a dessert beer. It feels smooth and it's full of taste making it a complete imperial stout that should be tried by any beer fan.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2011 01:02:24 | More by olimpia84
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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 9,144 ratings.