Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
A - Black as night and gives no light when held to a source. His head is thick at more than an inch and a heavy tan color.
S - Chocolate and coffee aromas abound.
T - Thick dark coffee flavor on top of a deep chocolate that comes through each pull at different stages.
M - The feel is slightly coarse and light in my opimion. Especially for a high gravity stout such as this one. I really like a good chewy stout, especially when the flavors here are so exceptional. There is a stickiness in the finish on my lips which I do enjoy.
~ Overall this is a very good beer. There are few stouts that can brag such a robust palate. If you haven't tried this stout, you need to.
05-10-2010 22:32:29 | More by cdkrenz
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter
A- Pours black with a vicious dark tan head. Thick, fluffy head which resembles a pillowy sky. Nice sticky lacing and great head retention.
S- Smells of chocolate and molasses. Balances out with a floral hop presence. Plenty of sweet, chocolaty malt. I can taste the richness through the smell.
T- Full blast of roasted malt and chocolate with a bitter hop finish. The chocolate and toffee sweetness is followed by a floral hop finish. Amazing balance. Not too one sided or overpowering.
M- Creamy, smooth and perfectly balanced. Reminiscent of a piece of velvet chocolate cake. Leaves a rich, thick coat on the palate. Carbonation is in tune with the style.
D- Because of how smooth it is for an RIS, this one can easily be enjoyed one delicious sip at a time. Exquisite creaminess. One of the richest and boldest RIS's one can find. It still amazes and pleases me that this is available year round.
04-07-2011 02:34:16 | More by dgugliuzza
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,490 ratings.