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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

9,196 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,196
Reviews: 3,324
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 253
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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lochef81

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my third offering in a tasting of Russian Imperial Stouts. This one pours a deep near black mahogany with a large and thick tan head that gives way to a nice film and substantial lacing. The nose is lighter than expected with the expected notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and dark caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but lighter than the pour and nose make one expect. It is medium bodied and coats the mouth in a most enjoyable and satisfying way without being thick and sticky. The flavor is a wonderful blend of dark cacao, roasted coffee, and sweet caramely malts. This is a damn well crafted beer and it is very understandable why it is one of the benchmarks of the style. This is the first of my four way tasting that I feel is perfect now and doesn't need any age on it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 05:06:02 | More by lochef81
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,196 ratings.