Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours black with a one and a half finger tan head, leaves decent lacing down the side of the glass.
Smell and taste are pretty much identical. Main flavor is dark chocolate with a little bit of a coffee aftertaste. All the bitterness comes from the dark chocolate tastes, the coffee simply accents and enhances it.
Mouthfeel is where this beer shines, heavy body and crisp carbonation makes a nice feeling beer.
Overall a little too easy to drink, the somewhat high ABV is what keeps this from being a 5 because it is really that easy to drink.
01-28-2009 03:24:04 | More by mullenite
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
With a pitch black pour and a good inch thick head, Old Rasputin looks mighty fine! Great lacing on the beer as well; the nose is pretty much loaded with dark chocolate malts. There is a great bittering chocolate taste and hints of coffee initially, while the beer ends with a bitterness from the hops and coffee. The bitterness is simply addicting, and is making me want to drink it. The alcohol is completely covered up! The beer is thick and slightly creamy, solid for a RIS. There is a lot of flavours in the beer, and it's definitely drinkable.
07-31-2008 22:50:53 | More by swizzlenuts
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
A: Pours a sexy black with a walloping tan head that lingers in its awesomeness.
S: Toasty chocolate, malts, coffee, and earthy scent.
T: Very pleased with this beer. The toasted malt, chocolate, and coffee traits flow through. Not overwhelming or overdone. Good balance of kick and sustain.
M: Smooth, silky, and perfect balance of acid.
D: Great beer that has a close to perfect balance.
11-27-2009 03:39:33 | More by cagocubs
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout...9% alcohol. Had this before but reviewing this time to later compare to OR XII.
A- Pours an opaque black fluid that produces a light half inch tan head. Leaves decent lacing on glass. With as much alcohol as this one packs light head and slick lacing is expected.
S- Heavy does of expresso and coffee upfront with light scents of chocolate and tree nuts. Sweet malty hints hit the back of the nose.
T-M- Taste is creamy with bold flavors of black coffee, smoked oak chips, sweet malts and a hidden but there alcohol warmth. Well rounded taste that is lightly carbonated allowing all the flavors to roll over the tongue with a creamy mouthfeel and beautiful heat.
D- I will be revisiting this well rounded stout. I look forward to the Oak aged 12.
03-21-2010 04:36:32 | More by wesbrownyeah
4.45/5 rDev +3.5%
A: A very dark brown, almost black pour into my Wild Heaven snifter. One finger tan head with good retention and a persistent rim of lace for the duration. This lace has legs and a slow oily descent.
S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, toffee, ethanol and even a hint of soy sauce all emerge as aromas of interest.
T: Biscuity, roasty malt, chocolate, dark berries, coffee grounds and warmth of alcohol are all contributors to this flavor bonanza.
M: Stout is putting it mildly. Full bodied and mildly carbonated. This beer coats the tongue and lingers with a slightly bitter finish balancing out the flavors.
O: Outstanding brew with no shyness to it. The alcohol presence does not hide itself but does not hijack this beer. It is very drinkable and enjoyable. I will turn to this one again and again.
10-25-2011 23:48:38 | More by Paincane
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,479 ratings.