Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tryemdad:
4.74/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
On a cold winter's night I dreamed of a coastal cottage, Northern Europe...I can hear the storm surge a few meters away....fire slowly dwindling....I swirl the stout in my glass...savoring every last drop...
THIS is THAT stout.
Near-perfection. It doesn't suffer from "too much chocolate," "too much coffee," there's not too much of anything. Just the perfect amount of stoutness.
Now I know better, but a few decades ago I would have imagined that this would be what Guinness tasted like....
The nitro tap pour results in an absolutely perfect appearance: pure black, 1/2 inch of caffe latte head. The nose is warm Manhattan Special soda, for the Brooklyn/NYC folks...
Unbelievably smooth. Don't ever pass this up on tap!
Serving type: nitro-tap
09-06-2013 17:07:10 | More by tryemdad
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4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful dark black with brown highlights. Hefty head of mocha chocolate color, can't wait to drink it. The smell is of a heavy roast from the malt, a touch of chocolate, some dark fruits, and a bit of char. You get all this chocolate, the heavy roast switches to blackened charred and smoked meats, raisins, and ends with a sweet wash almost like maple syrup or brown sugar. Great super medium mouthfeel. Letting it just lay on your palate giving off the flavors and your ready to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:55:54 | More by TheFizzinator
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,196 ratings.