Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
It looks like a soda when pouring. It's a very dark, and thick looking beer. The head last long, and it's very effective.
This Imperial Stout lived up to the hype for me. It wasn't playing on to many notes. It hit the right amount of smoke, and chocolate notes. I taste some Almond as well.
North Coast doesn't disappoint much, if at all. When it comes to stouts. This one is in my top 5.
07-22-2013 05:13:22 | More by Celtics17
4.04/5 rDev -6%
Appearance: Dark brown to the point of being just a notch below black. A prodigious, creamy, light brown head swirls its way to the top when poured, and lasts until the bitter end. Lacing all down the glass.
Smell: Roasted chocolate malt and sweet bananas are nicely framed by some spicy, floral hops that balance the otherwise syrupy scent with a fresh crispness.
Taste: The taste is true to the smell. Roasted mocha, banana bread, and dates, with a slightly burnt bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, medium bodied, with medium carbonation, and some comforting alcohol warming.
Overall: An excellent example of an Imperial Stout, successful in exhibiting both sweetness and bitterness, while managing to keep things nicely balanced. Definitely not for session drinking, but a solid choice for sipping.
07-21-2013 14:55:32 | More by BethanyB
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,516 ratings.