Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 9,505 | Reviews: 3,339 | Display Reviews Only:
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Deep, dark black with a sticky brown head. Lacing is exceptional.
S: Chocolate and bitter coffee, slightly milky.
T: Bitter chocolate and vanilla with notes of coffee. There's also a little bit of a woody taste to it. Warming alcohol punch. Very nice.
M: Slightly bitter with low carbonation. Little bit of alcohol heat.
O: Fantastic stout. This really hits the spot for when I'm in a stout mood. Would love to try the bourbon barrel aged version.
07-11-2012 23:39:48 | More by Lordquackingstic
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
Ok so I had a filling done the other day, and the anesthetic had worn off later in the night. My tooth was slamming, and of course I had a fridge full of beers waiting to be drank. So I decided to drink the one with the highest ABV in there (minus the barley wine I am aging), which was old Rasputin. This review may be a little more brief than most of mine, but that's because i am doing on my iPad sitting in an airport from tape recorded notes.
Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance - cool looking bottle, love the packaging. Pours a jet black with zero transparency, having a nice two finger mocha head that hangs around for some time and leaves excellent lacing almost through the entire drink.
Smell - Roasted and charred malts are the big boys, but it has dark fruits, coffee, and some chocolate hints as well. A little oak smell in there, and a nice accompaniment of booze to round it out!
Taste - matches the aroma almost exactly. The big roasted, charred malts get you and hold your palate, while the other favors and scents mingle in with them. Chocolate, oak, dark fruits, and booze all make an appearance. Excellent taste
Mouthfeel - Finishes creamy and thick, with a nice warming finish because of the booze level. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Highly recommended. I will absolutely buy and drink this again. I have already recommended it to people who have not had it yet. Very very good beer, I strongly suggest you go get some. Good value too.
07-11-2012 15:18:05 | More by TheCondor
4.43/5 rDev +3%
Appearance: Beautiful black with brown head and incredible retention and lacing. Perfect.
Smell: Great roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, and herbal hops aroma
Taste: Roasted malt, dark caramel/toffee are up-front, alcohol is not as apparent as 9% would lead one to believe. Excellent.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is just right; maybe a bit too prickly. Not too thick or thin. Very good.
07-08-2012 03:21:55 | More by masonacoats
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,505 ratings.