North Coast Old Rasputin
North Coast Old Rasputin is a Russian Imperial Stout. As far as I’m concerned, this is probably the best year round, readily available stout on the market today. As my love of trying new beers rages on, this is a beer that all too often gets “forgotten”. Foolish. I put together a mixed pack of new beers to try recently and filled out the box with one of these since I hadn’t had it in a while. I have GOT to remember to buy this more! This RIS is so smooth and easy to drink, the alcohol is nearly completely hidden. A near perfectly combination of roasted malts and a surprisingly large dose of hops. All those hops is one of my favorite things about this beer, it keeps it from becoming too sweet and one dimensional. Add some notes of chocolate and espresso in there and you have one amazing RIS.