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.

 

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APOCALYPSE COW! Nick’s Friday Brew Review!

This week’s craft beer is brought you by 3 Floyds Brewing Company. Based out of Munster in northern Indiana, this double IPA rocks.

How’d it look?

Awesome. It was a beautiful amber color that looked even better on the camera. A great head retention topped off the glass.

The taste?

Fruity with a hint of citrus. Drinking each sip revealed just a little more about it’s taste profile each time. Flavorful explosion with the start, velvety smoothness throughout, and easy bitter after taste to top it off (or gulp it down). The flavor profile helped mask the high ABV in this DIPA.

Aroma?

Like I was sniffing a sweet bouquet of citrus hinted fruits. The aroma helped seal in the taste from start to finish with each sip.

Finals thoughts.

I’d drink it again each and every time. This thing kicked (my) ass. The bomber was a perfect fit for this brew. Two glasses is all you need to appreciate this beer. Watch thefull review here!

Nick’s Friday Brew Review! Brewery Ommegang G.o.T Take The Black Stout

A stout befitting of a king indeed! This black-as-the-characters-hearts craft beer tastes incredible and smells just as great! As part of a collab between Brewery Ommegang and HBO, this brew kicks ass!

How’d it taste?

The first thing that struck me was the malt. Mild taste, but you could still pick it up. There were even some notes of chocolate, too.

The oak flavor was present at each stage from start to finish and was complimented by a licorice bite as well.

It was a medium-thick mouth feel and the aftertaste wasn’t all that bad, either!

The aroma?

“dang, dude” is all I can say about that. The aforementioned oak and some chocolate esters were the dominating factors in this brew.

You could smell some of the malt as well as a mild hop bitter which you couldn’t taste.

Lasting impressions?

Considering this was a bargain-bin buy, I’d say it was pretty great!

I’m not even a G.o.T fan and I don’t intend to start, but I whole-heartedly recommend picking it up for yourself and giving it a try.

-Nick