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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

9,027 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,027
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 243
Gots: 954 | 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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I stored this bottle in the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about a half hour before unleashing its contents into a beer snifter. It poured out black as night with a perfect, solid, dark head with big bubbles that popped and hissed like something out of Dr. Frankenstein's lab. As the head deteriorates, lacing sticks to the glass like grim death.

The aroma contained chocolate, coffee, nuts, raisins, and cookies. This beer has a crazy intense and complex flavor. You get a big hit of malt that tastes like one of those rich Viennese chocolate cakes, then it gets really creamy as it moves across your palate and evolves into a nice figgy-coffee flavor that's not overly bitter. At the finish, you taste a bit of bitter chocolate again with some holiday spice. The taste of this beer lingers for several minutes after swallowing.

This beer has earned its legendary status. It's probably the finest imperial stout I can get my hands on (at least until I make it to Dark Lords Day).

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 11:01:27 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,027 ratings.