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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,201 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,201
Reviews: 3,325
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 252
Gots: 1,012 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001)
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank to my best friend and fellow BA member "BeerConnoiseur" I was able to try this brew for the first time. Thanks, Pat! Drank from a Dogfish Head Signature Glass

A - Pours used motor oil black. Nice one finger beige head that disapates after a few minutes but retains a nice ring of creamy froth around the edges. Leaves a slight sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

S - After letting it sit for a few minutes, a nice coffee, chocolate smell is really present. I've got a good feeling about this beer already!

T - Yes! What a big, robust stout. Coffee, expresso, choclate and burnt malts are the predominate flavors. Nice ending that is bitter but not off-putting. The longer this brew warms up, the more the flavors come out. The 9% alcohol is well disguised.

M - Very creamy and thick but not syrupy. Good amount of carbonation. My pallet is overwhelmed with the combination of flavors.

D - An awesome stout! This is so robust that I can't call it a session beer by any means but that isn't a bad thing. This is just so good tasting that you don't want to rush through it.

Overall - Highly recommended. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Reminds me a lot of the Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewing that I reviewed a few days ago. This is a bit better, in my opinion, although both got an A from me. A perfect brew for a winter afternoon or evening.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 21:15:57 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,201 ratings.