Featured Review # 1 – Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing

For my birthday, I received a few blast from the past beers. By that, I mean beers that I thought good but for many reasons, have not had in quite a long time.

First up is Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing…

Roasty and chocolately come to mind right off the top. This pours jet black with a great espresso head to it.

Now, considering current events a Russian Imperial Stout might seem a poor choice to review but this is a California take on a British styled stout for Russian monarchy. That, like history, is not easy to untangle.

For a 9% beer, it is a bit thin in the mouthfeel. But that strong flavor carries the day. This is and probably ever will be a great beer float beer. This would pair so perfectly with a coffee ice cream.