North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (355ml Bottle)
A rich, intense brew with a robust palate, a fruity nose and a warming finish. Very complex.
One of my favorite stouts. Pours near black with a small, medium brown head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a hint of coffee and alcohol. Flavor is mostly chocolate with a slight coffee aftertaste. Despite the 9% ABV, it’s hard to taste the alcohol here. Feels thick and creamy in the mouth, in a good way.
Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) or milk sourness. The bitterness is typically medium and often the low sie of that. Imperial stouts are strong and often exceed 8% by volume.