Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pavandal:
4.7/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I had heard great things about this beer, and after finding a great new local distributor, I bought some.
Beer pours black, with a 2cm head that looks almost reddish. Looks delicious already! Lacing is pretty evident as the beer goes down.
The smell is very complex, with strong coffee and fruity scents most prevalent.
When sipped, mouth is overcome by a citrus-like flavor, followed by chocalates. Aftertaste is a strong coffee/mocha flavor. Lots of sweet flavors. Delicious!
Slightly heavy on the mouth, but that is to be expected when drinking a strong stoudt.
All in all, my new favorite beer. But don't have too many, in fact, one is probably sufficient. Drink this one at the end of the day. ABV is a little high, and having 3 of these would keep you out of the drivers seat.
Anyways, I only have one word to describe this: Excellent!
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2006 04:46:06 | More by pavandal
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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 9,023 ratings.