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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,406 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8406
Reviews: 3289
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%


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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Thur123

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An opaque black with a creamy caramel colored head that's minimal in height but seems to retain just so nicely. Now the sniff...Big roasted malts and a thick kind of molasses sweetness, maybe some raisins and a bit of the hooch comes through. Smells strong and sturdy, but not too powerful...but my nose is kind of a noob anyways.

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First there is a sweet taste of roasted malts and a creamy flavor...and if I'm not crazy a bit of hop bitterness lingers along with it. Just after the initial hit I get a fruity base of plums and maybe cherries. The entire profile is really well balanced and complex, in addition to being just really damn tasty. I still feel like there is a RIS out there I might like more for one reason or another but until then this is great. The mouth feel is full and just right. Also, I tasted little alcohol in this, which is an awesome benefit to such a great tasting beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 03:46:03 | More by Thur123
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,406 ratings.