Beermas 2012-2013 – Day 8 – Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co.
North Coast Brewing Co. – Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
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Today’s beer was given to me by my father. Old Rasputin – Russian Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing.
The brew weighs in at a hefty 9% alc/vol and comes in a stylish black and gold labeled bottle with a photo of Rasputin in the center.
The beer pours solid black with a glorious amount of thick pillowy beige foam. Checking the aroma – wow – this is one big, rich, malty, tangy brew. This is for sure going to be a big and bold Imperial Stout.
After working my way through the thick creamy wall of foam I was rewarded with huge complex mouthful of brew. It is smooth with a rugged edge bringing a wallop of tang that, this is a sip and savour kind of brew. You needn’t be in a hurry to finish this one quickly, take your time.
This passes the ‘buy it again test’ with flying colours.