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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

9,007 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,007
Reviews: 3,316
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 242
Gots: 948 | 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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STEG

New York

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

2009 Vintage, nearly 2 years properly cellared. Served Room Temparture ~60ºF into a CL "Tasting Glass".

Looks as a stout should, idling after the pour into my Captain Lawrence tulipsniftermagigger. Head colored like brown sugar rises to the rim of the glass after a semi-vigorous pour. Laces nicely as it disspates leaving rings of amorphous bubbles clung to the glass' wall. Retention leaves something to be desired.

Smell has bitter chocolate, used coffee grounds and a notable boozy heat. There are also some vinous dark fruit undertones but are very subtle. Notes of molasses and some hidden gingersnap in here as well.

Taste begins with malt, bittersweet chocolate, and somewhat of a spicy heat from the alcohol and hops which i am surprised to still be in existence. Lingering bitterness and unsweetened chocolate aftertaste as well.

Mild carbonation makes its presence known throughout and especially at the finish. A notable thick mouthfeel is noted but light given the abv and style, certainly not disparaging to drink.

Drinkability certainly is not restricted by its alcohol content. It's well mellowed and is unobtrusive in everything but the very finish where it warns you of what's to come if you have too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 01:41:32 | More by STEG
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,007 ratings.