Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
This is a tremendous imperial stout. That being said, it is a little lacking in the hoppiness that characterizes most of these beer types, and it could use a little more of that. Otherwise, it's all quite solid. It pours pitch black with a small tan head that sticks around for quite a long time. It smells mostly like chocolate. The taste is similar. The overwhelming flavor in this beer is of chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little sticky and smooth, very pleasant. Overall, this is a world-class RIS that I would highly recommend to anyone.
08-24-2014 02:02:11 | More by DanielMB
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
12oz bottle into snifter. bottled on october 18, 2013. enjoyed on august 23, 2014
a: pitch black. two and a half fingers of head from an aggressive pour, the colour of heavily-milked/creamed coffee
s: chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits, licorice, hints of coffee
t: dark fruits up front, then chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, and caramel in that order. finishes with a pretty strong coffee-like bitterness. slight alcohol. great stuff
m: light-to-medium body and somewhat watery which is bugging me, it's really not fitting for the style. little to no carbonation
o: needs significant improvement in the mouthfeel department. otherwise, a very delicious imperial stout with a lovely aroma and loads of flavour. it's great that this beer is very affordable and accessible too
08-23-2014 16:17:37 | More by kevinlater
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,516 ratings.