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
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I do love this beer. in fact, formative beer for me. however; ive tried blackout stout, I've tried expedition. to me, those two rate higher, even avery Czar. just not according to BA. still I respect this beer fully, one of the first imp stouts I've had
lot of bitterness, dark bitter chocolate, coffee beans, hops. creamy, bountiful carbonation. it is good, really good.
still, not my favorite! but a beer I'll still always come back to
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 23:01:38 | More by dank203
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,372 ratings.