Nick’s Friday Brew Review! Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

This week’s craft beer is Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co. And man, did this beer kick like a mule. With an incredible, malty dark taste backed by the heritage of it’s brewing style, you can’t go wrong with this brew.

How’d it look?

Dark and inviting. The head was right on point and dissipated quickly, allowing you to enjoy even with a bad poor.

How’d it taste? 

Roasty and malty! It had a great taste with only the slightest astringency at the end of the sip. It was full-flavored, had hints of chocolate and nuts, and the body was a perfect thickness. This was truly a tough one to put down.

And the aroma?

Subtle yet incredible. The malts really shine through with this stout. The dark roast of the ingredients means you had a full-bodied aroma to match the taste.

The verdict?

This is a new staple in my beer fridge. I absolutely recommend you check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.



Author: NicksPhunkyIdeas

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