Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,073 | Reviews: 3,273 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by x63x77:
3.98/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Dark brown, very opaque. Nice rich creamy brown head from the nitro-tap, fine lacing all the way to the end of the glass.
Smell: Warm roasted malty goodness. Nose had a nice sweetness about it that balanced the hops well
Taste: Spectacular. The nitro-tap makes all the difference with this beer. I have also had it from a bottle which is good, but the tap version had all of the freshness and bright, warm flavor I have no come to expect from this beer. Personally, I would like to see a bit more hops, especially from a west coast company.
Mouth Feel: Silky smooth, liquid velvet. Smooth light nitrogen carbonation.
Drinkability: Goes down smooth, tiny tight nitrogen bubbles help make this very much not filling.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-21-2009 05:03:09 | More by x63x77
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4.58/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a textbook perfect example of a RIS. Dark and beautiful in color, nice beige head, amazing smell, perfect mouthfeel. I loved the coffee notes and the dryness, perfectly hopped with what I assume to be KEG (something english for sure). My only negative is that it was a little boozy for 9%, where I have tasted smoother stouts with a higher ABV. Regardless, that's just a personal preference and this is an absolutely amazing representation of the RIS style.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 00:05:44 | More by aqualung23
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,073 ratings.