Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
This is what I'm talking about. Pours a pitch black with a nice espresso head that sticks around. Lots of lacing. The smell of chocolate, starts wafting as soon as I crack the bottle. In the glass I get a lot of deep dark toasted malt.
The taste is incredible. Big waves of coffee, burnt malt, dark malt, licorice, and fig crash down on my tounge. The alcohol is well hidden and the finish is slightly dry. Just an incredible big, thick, chewy stout. Wish I could afford to drink it all the time.
12-18-2003 15:19:48 | More by yankeeheel
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
No light getting through this thick dark dark brown stout. Smells of dark heavily roasted malts. Tastes of roasted espresso beans and bitter chocolate. For me, the mouthfeel and drinkability of this hearty meal are where it shines. So creamy smooth with enough carbonation to remind you that this is beer. Would you like another? Yes please.
11-28-2008 17:15:50 | More by yossarian14
4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
pours a very dark brown not quite on the motor oil level, but close. A beautiful creamy brown head.
Smells of dark fruits and caramel.
Mouthwatering goodness exhumes from this stout as the malted sweetness hits nice followed by a very nice dark chocolate taste.
There's a reason this beer is a cult classic. An affordable treat that I would never say no to.
02-01-2009 03:25:20 | More by bfields4
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
Undated (as far as I can tell) 12 oz bottle. Purchased in December 2009.
Pours a thick, deep brown to black with thin nutty brown head. The head is retained pretty well, with a small amount of lacing.
This surprised me at first with a very earthy, floral aroma. This was followed quickly with some dark chocolate and loads of fruit scents. Some nice roasted coffee as well. Overall a very complex nose on this one.
Taste was lots of roast coffee, balanced by a nice dry bitterness, from hops I suppose. More dark chocolate. There is not so much fruit as there was in the smell. Finishes dry with some more bitterness. As the beer warms, the alcohol heat becomes more prevalent in the finish.
The feel is thick and creamy. Medium to full body, with some nice crispness from the carbonation.
01-07-2010 00:43:42 | More by goldbot
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,414 ratings.