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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

9,027 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,027
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 243
Gots: 954 | FT: 31
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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ChanChan

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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Rasputin:
Finally I get to reviewing a classic oldie but goodie. Poured from a 12OZ botella into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Very dark with a tinge of ruby-red showing when held to the light. An aggressive pour results in a huge root-beer-float type head. The lacing is casklike beautiful.

Aroma: Hops, roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruits. The hop presence in this beer is very pleasant it gives the impression that this beer is fresh even if it isn’t.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, carbonation is minimal in this beer, there is a slight coffee sourness in the finish.

Taste: Bitterness right up front, lots of coffee and chocolate. The chocolate note is perfect in this young beer. I Think with a year of age this beer will be fantastically smooth. The taste is also reminiscent to an Abyss in that it has a bit of saltiness in the finish. The bourbon barreling of the Abyss, of course, makes that beer much more complex than the Old Rasps. I wonder how my Old Raspy XIIth anniversary will compare to my 2009 Abyss, we'll see!

Overall: This is one of the most consistent and affordable Imperial Russian Stouts out there. In addition, it is available in 12OZ bottles! I had this beer at room temperature and I loved it! It’s no barrel aged stout but then again a 12OZ bottle of Old Raspy is only 1/6 the price of many of the popular imperial IRS bombers!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 07:02:29 | More by ChanChan
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,027 ratings.