Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by take_it_sleazy:
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received one of these from my friend baldy. Thanks bud I owe ya.
Poured into Good Nature snifter from 12 oz bottle on a warm sunny day. Maybe a pilsner would suit this day better, but as usual I was anxious.
A: poured a dark brown color and once in the glass, completely jet black. Nice creamy head that disappears within minutes.
S: roasted coffee, chocolate, hints of vanilla. A sharp smell lingers in the nose for a while.
T: mmm... Beer. This one warms the insides. Chocolate upfront, with coffee malts present throughout. Roasted malts complement each other well in this one. Smokiness, with sweet hints of vanilla. Can taste the alcohol, but not overwhelming in the slightest. Kind of reminded me of a bourbon aged stout with the boozy aspect.
M: a bit thinner than I had expected, but doesn't take away from it at all. In fact, makes it even more sessionable. Still a medium bodied beer with a creamy texture once it hits your tounge. Coats the inside of your cheeks for a bit which felt unique. Carbonation is perfect for the style.
O: very impressed with this one. Would recommend to a stout lover as well as someone looking to get into the style. Flavorful coffee and chocolate malts really shine in this beer, with other sweeter flavors chiming in.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2013 20:54:33 | More by take_it_sleazy
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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 9,020 ratings.