Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
Appearance: The pour is dark chocolate with red hues. The light brown head starts off massive before rescinding to a thin layer covering more than half of the beer.
Smell: There are big roasted malt aromas in the nose, namely chocolate, coffee, as well as a touch of alcohol.
Taste: The taste fallows the nose to a tee. Roasted malts bring semi-sweet chocolate, coffee (a darkish, roast with low acidity like Sumatra), fruity hops in the background, and warming alcohol at finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth, and creamy, yet somewhat sticky at the same time.
Drinkable: There's lots of alcohol and the flavor profile is intense, but this is much more quaffable than it has any right to be.
10-24-2006 07:23:38 | More by goschool
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass
A - Poured a nice deep black with a caramel colored head with good retention and quite a bit of lacing.
S - Intense chocolate and coffee notes in the nose. Some minor scents of caramel and molasses.
T - I really enjoyed this beer. It burst of chocolate and roasted malts up front with a sweet feel and lingering bitterness as it goes down. Kept me sipping trying to put my finger on the taste.
M - Phenomenal all around. Full bodied, smooth and creamy.
D - It has a moderately high drinkability. The higher ABV is quite welcome on a cold winter day.
01-04-2009 07:14:53 | More by Foxtrot
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,432 ratings.