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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

9,224 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,224
Reviews: 3,328
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 256
Gots: 1,025 | FT: 33
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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ncfranklin

Alabama

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pitch black with a great two finger brown foam head. Lacing is nice. This is the expected appearance of a famous RIS. It pours with a milky look to it.

S : Chocolate dominates the nose, but roasted malt, coffee, and notes of vanilla hide beneath. I'm not detecting a bit of hops.

T : Ah, there are the bitter hops. They tend to tussle with a burnt roasted malt flavor before succumbing to coffee, chocolate and sugar. It's a bit overbearing how many things are mixing here to create a unique flavor, nothing ever takes the reigns. The finish gets a final bite of bitter hope with a burnt note.

As the beer warms lots of things change. The hop profile fades almost completely as a sweet malt takes over with almost a chocolate milkness to it.

M : Thick and slick, nice to slosh around and roll over each taste bud.

D : Lives up to the reputation. Scarily drinkable at a 9%, but a meal all in itself.

A must.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 19:07:47 | More by ncfranklin
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

New to the site.
I've had this beer after competing in a strongman competition
And I was very impressed with the results of buying this beer at a 4 pack
For $12. After a hard day of heavy lifting and setting some personal bests at the
Contest it was well worth the money. This is a definite will by again.
Overall an excellent beer I will definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from bottle into glass

A: black as midnight; 2 finger head dark mocha in color; leaves good lacing as you drink

S: very roasty malty coffee like aromas smells delicious

T: malty, a little smoky espresso like at first you taste the alcohol and not in a bad way after a few the boozy taste subsides and all that remains is a delicious hot chocolate coffee like beverage that has you craving more

M: creamy and full bodied great subsistancy not too thick

O: an excellent brew; if you find this quad for under $10 you better buy it! best i've seen it is $8.99 (so far)

Serving type: bottle

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Can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet. 12oz to a snifter

Pours pitch black with two fingers of moderately dark mocha foam, no real visibility. Good retention and lacing, low carbonation keeping it afloat

Smell is dark and thick, roast espresso and dark chocolate on the front. Lighter notes of fig and other dark fruits along with licorice and molasses. Finishes with a touch of alcohol

Taste follows well with the nose. Upfront chocolate and coffee malts, followed by fig and a bit of cherry. Licorice and toffee are subtle but present. Ends with a little bit of booze

Feel is thick and creamy, very bitter for a stout. Alcohol gives it a nice warmth as it goes down, very sippable

Overall a favorite go to imperial stout. Always solid and at the right price

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,224 ratings.