Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Just as Pluto is no longer recognized as a planet sometime in the not too distant future macro brews will not be considered the KING OF BEERS but rather dwarves in an ever growing universe. Then the true forebearers and rightful heirs of the past (stouts, porters, ales, etc.) will once again become the standard bearers. With this brew that future is already here. This heady stout has a potent sludge of choc-smoke-offee and is more like a dreamquest than a heavy beverage. Smoke is rising through the fog laden hills and the old spirits are churning skyward to meet the Gods in the newly refined air.
I may have met my match here though as I dozed off for a few minutes in the tub clutching my notepad! If Breckenridge Vanilla Stout is the high watermark then this is me undertow and drowning. The Beer Cave of American brews (so far!)!!!
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2006 04:49:33 | More by thelagerheads
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,145 ratings.