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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

9,412 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,412
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,116 | FT: 35
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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Samp

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2012 05:43:47 | More by Samp
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bigdonniebrasco

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Old Rasputins' ghost emerges from the bottle with a better cascading action than Guinness (its the lack of nitro). Blacker than doom? Not exactly, you can see through ruby-colored glass if you try hard enough. Quite impressive is the head that is created, a dirty ivory that squirms like its alive. A fine sticky lace has formed even before the first sip.

Hmm, interesting aroma. Sweetness is the first thing I encounter, scrambled with dates, prunes, and malty alcohol. Roastiness abounds. Also, an unfortunate amount of metallic twinges.

An amazingly carbonated hoppiness greets you initially, then follows the gulpingly thick sweet mass of Stoutitude. The mouthfeel is right on, thick enough to back up the huge amounts of alcohol, but light enough to allow carbonation to cut through the mess. The hops aren't out of control on this one, but quite noticible for the style. Like many stouts, your mouth is left with puddles of sourness on the beers' way down, but in this case it cloaks the alcohol perfectly.

If someone handed this to me as a stout, I wouldn't instantly think "imperial" and would probably put down one too many. Read: VERY drinkable.

Overall a damn fine creation from the talented folks at North Coast. Have another? Well thanks for asking - I will.

09-18-2010 02:03:18 | More by bigdonniebrasco
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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cfitterer

Arizona

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Reed415

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

A - Pours a very dark brown with a finger of Mocha Head

S - Dark Chocolate, Roasted Malt

T - Amazing, Very Malty with a nice balance of Hops, Its like a warm cup of cocoa on a frigid day.

M - Perfect Carbonation and Very full bodied

D - This beer makes feel warm all over and takes me to my happy place

Definitely Recommend

05-30-2007 23:58:12 | More by Reed415
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Rhode Island

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Georgia

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,412 ratings.