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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

9,038 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,038
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 244
Gots: 957 | 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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abankovich

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A pitch black liquid poured into my snifter with a great tan head that holds up very well and leaves behind great lacing down the sides of the glass. There is also some carbonation moving its way through the inky blackness that can be seen as bubbles on the side of the glass.

The aroma comes through as rich mocha, coffee, toffee, molasses and malt sweetness. All this is balanced very well and smells delicious.

There is an intense bitterness followed by a mild alcohol burn when I take my first swigs. As the beer gets to a better temperature the rich mocha is noticeable with a lingering roasted coffee bitterness on the back end. The molasses notes and a good hop presence are also within the folds of this beer's character profile.

This mouthfeel is, of course, full-bodied and it's also very rich and creamy with a good play on the tongue thanks to the carbonation and mild alcohol burn. The 9% ABV makes it hard to have too many of these but at least it's only a 12oz bottle. Sipping slowly and enjoying this beer, I could easily go for a few more on a cold night like tonight.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 02:21:32 | More by abankovich
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,038 ratings.