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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

9,191 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,191
Reviews: 3,324
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 252
Gots: 1,011 | 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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KYBrewgrass

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- 4.5 True to the style, this stout is a super-dark brown, nearly black color. It has a decently sized dark tan head on the pour that dissipates but leaves a nice bubbly ring around the edges of the glass. It is distinctly more bubbly than creamy. There is fine, sticky lacing left on the snifter's edges throughout.

S- 4 Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts come to mind, followed by a hint of booze and wood. It is intriguing because I can't get enough of it; not the strongest scent in the world. It does improve as it warms, however.

T- 4 More powerful than the aroma, this brew's taste is sweet and rich. Again, I get chocolate and dark malt but not really any coffee. There is a fair amount of heat that unfortunately becomes a little overbearing after awhile. It leaves a dry finish.

M- 4 Old Rasputin is a damn near full-bodied beer that is fairly heavy. It isn't the smoothest to take down because of its heat. The carbonation is fine.

D- 3.5 Truthfully, I don't think I could do more than one of these bad boys. It is a bear of a beer. It means business. I think its flavors are intense and it is clearly powerful at 9% ABV. However, I wish it were a bit more intricate. I'm glad I tried it though, and it may be better for you if you're a fan of the style in general.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 12:52:32 | More by KYBrewgrass
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,191 ratings.