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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

9,166 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,166
Reviews: 3,322
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 252
Gots: 998 | 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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gregy55902

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From what I have experienced North Coast Brewing is fairly hit or miss, but I consider this to be their finest brew. Reviewed live.

A = Pours a nearly-black dark brown into my XL snifter. One finger tan head recedes after 90 seconds leaving a ring of bubbles around the glass; in the glass it is completely opaque black.

S = Roasted malts, hops, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and a hint of anise (in that order).

T = Follows the nose. More hoppy than your average imperial stout, but it gives this stout a 'refreshing' aspect that is not common with other stouts. While the coffee and chocolate flavors are experienced last on the tongue, their lasting power is strong and very nice.

M = Decently thick and chewy. Alcohol is very well hidden, and the carbonation is appropriate.

O - I love imperial stouts (perhaps too much), and more often than not I am disappointed by what I find. However, if I am disappointed by one beer, I can always get some Old Rasputin to put a smile back on my face. This beer isn't overly complex, but it is executed very well. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 22:27:09 | More by gregy55902
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Palate: Light bodied with a thin oily texture, finishing with a long bitter finale.

Overall: A very good imperial stout

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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