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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

9,201 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,201
Reviews: 3,325
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 252
Gots: 1,012 | 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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happilyhopped

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013/14 Old Rasputin (No date on bottle or packaging, but it looks pretty new) 12oz, Opened on 1/22/14 and poured into a snifter.

A - Pours black like dark chocolate and forms a nice dark tan head. Head dissipates fairly quickly though. Beer is dark, dark black and not see through. When held up to the light you can barely see through the outermost rim. What you can see through looks like burnt wood with just a hint of brown.

S - First smell i get is this raspberry jam kind of smell followed by the roasted malt and a whole lot of chocolate. Also a strong alcohol presence cuts through. Maybe a little burnt toast in there as well. But i burned toast in my house about an hour ago so it might be coming from that.

T - Right away i get the awesome roasted malt flavor followed up by heavy amounts of dark chocolate. I also get some fig and date flavors when i take a nice big sip. A bit of coffee bitterness on the finish with an alcohol heat that creeps up the throat. Mmmm!

M - Nice and creamy texture with a good amount of carbonation. Coats the mouth well but doesn't feel syrupy. I prefer a little less carbonation in my darker beers otherwise it is great.

O - Delicious as always. I love the strong bitterness i get from the coffee and dark chocolate and the mild alcohol warmth that comes on at the end. It isn't too intense, but just right. One of my favorite RIS. I get it every year around my birthday to cellar so i can do a nice vertical on my bday. This beer is both delicious fresh, and aged for a couple years.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:49:35 | More by happilyhopped
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,201 ratings.