Calisky (2941) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 3, 2017
Couleur noire, bonne mousse brune. Nez café cremeux - sucré vanillé. Gout café, malté grillé avec réglisse, chocolat, notes terreuses-tourbées et houblon. Corps assez onctueux. Fin longue amere avec grillée-reglisse et tourbée. ¨Pas mal rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2017
Bottle 12 fl.oz / Bier-Bienne (CH). Almost black with a nice tan head falling slowly, laces. Torrefied aromas of malt, licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. The mouth is soft, mossy and creamy, the taste roasted, choc-coffee-licoricre, vanilla and grfilled hazelnut, Kahlua and dry fruits. Bitterness of roasted and resinous hop. Remarkable. Ritzn (1412) - GERMANY - MAR 26, 2017
Black with karge brown head. Aroma is amarena, chocolate, vanilla, slight coffee, honey, the german kind of pudding, phenols. Taste is sweet chocolate pudding with some bitter coffee and slight spicyness. Drinkable and quite smooth, only a little spicyness. Full bodied. Nice. FinnIckler (480) - GERMANY - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle, thanks moritz. Pours pitch black. Nose is toffee, chocolate, coffee, muffin, phenolic. Palate is an earthy mix of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit. Not as smooth as I expect from an high end imperial stout. Still very good Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
330ml bottle from Pułapka, Gdańsk
Bush_Docta (331) - - MAR 23, 2017
Very roasted and quite strong in coffee. Rather light body and low carbonation. Medium bitterness and again dominating roastiness and coffee
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2017 Pours black with a thick, lasting beige head and some lacing. In the aroma there’s some dark fruits at first, mainly plum, most likely from oxidation. After a while the fruits fade away and are replaced by milk chocolate and cocoa. The aroma is very pleasant, promises a nice Imperial Stout. The taste delivers what to be expected - dark chocolate, coffee with milk, roasted malts, delicate vanilla and coffee-like finish, without irritating acidity. The beer is dense, rich and very well-balanced, the alcohol is nicely hidden. In the field of roast-forward, aggressive Imperial Stouts, Old Rasputin is deserved world class. gtiguy (8) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2017 does not count
Comparing Old Rasputin Imperial Stout side-by-side with the Founders imp stout. Wow, ORIS is the real deal! Not for the timid beer drinker. Little existence of a tan head quickly disappears after aggressive pour. Aroma, slight hints of chocolate and coffee. Color, rich creamy dark chocolate.Taste, rich flavors of a very dark chocolate and black coffee with hints of dried figs and raisins. The alcohol is noticeable but not too over-the-top for a well bolstered 9% ABV. In my opinion, if just a note of brown sugar and bourbon to trail the edge, it would be near perfect. But then I would be enjoying a KBS instead. Thank you NCB. crazy_cat_lady (600) - - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Pitch black with big foamy tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, leather. Very smooth slick mouthfeel. Tastes of sweetish chocolate at the start, changing into bitter coffee, bitter chocolate, some vanilla, touch of leather. A very good imperial stout. Nordcore (1500) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2017 Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice foamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, hint of vanilla, dark fruit and roasted malt. Nice sweet taste with a warm chocolate and vanilla end, perfect nightcap! BigM90 (6) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017 does not count
Väldigt god! Härligt rostad och bra medelbeska som jag gillar. Hade önskat att den var något krämigare. Annars fulländad för stilen!
Ap: Brunsvart, tjock, vacker brun-krämig skumkrona
Ar: Aska, rostad, chokladig, aningen syrlig doft
T: Kraftigt rostad, choklad, mörk malt, lite lakrits.
P: Krämig, mjuk men kitlande från kolsyran, alkoholen känns.