North Coast Brewing Co. Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

The First Draft

Before I cracked this bottle open, I had heard and read nothing but great things.  Nothing but 95/100’s and 4.75 Stars out of 5’s.  So I came into this with really high expectations.  After I took the first sip, I felt crazy! This was the most bitter thing I had ever put in my mouth! (Silence your dirty minds, jeesh.)  But for all of you who have any interest in ever writing a beer review, this is why it is important to drink the whole thing before making judgements.  There is a bit more to this beer than just the bitterness. OldRasputinAppearance:         Just like the Thirsty Dog Imperial Stout that I reviewed just a couple weeks ago, this is a rich, opaque black beer.  The head on this beer is a full and frothy sort of coffee color.  Unfortunately (and this is pure opinion) I feel…

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