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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

9,161 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,161
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 249
Gots: 999 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Very black with a slight amount of light shining through the bottom. Big creamy tan head with great retention and good lacing. The head retention is surprising for an imperial stout.

Smell: Strong scent of roasted malts and chocolate with noticeable floral hops. Very hoppy for an imperial stout.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, sweet dried fruit, and a hint of molasses. Toasted bread and mild grapefruit hop bitterness. Not as hoppy as it smells.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: An exceptional stout across the board.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 05:54:18 | More by MattyG85
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,161 ratings.