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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

9,947 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,947
Reviews: 3,365
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 305
Gots: 1,347 | FT: 43
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black as night and gives no light when held to a source. His head is thick at more than an inch and a heavy tan color.

S - Chocolate and coffee aromas abound.

T - Thick dark coffee flavor on top of a deep chocolate that comes through each pull at different stages.

M - The feel is slightly coarse and light in my opimion. Especially for a high gravity stout such as this one. I really like a good chewy stout, especially when the flavors here are so exceptional. There is a stickiness in the finish on my lips which I do enjoy.

~ Overall this is a very good beer. There are few stouts that can brag such a robust palate. If you haven't tried this stout, you need to.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter

A- Pours black with a vicious dark tan head. Thick, fluffy head which resembles a pillowy sky. Nice sticky lacing and great head retention.

S- Smells of chocolate and molasses. Balances out with a floral hop presence. Plenty of sweet, chocolaty malt. I can taste the richness through the smell.

T- Full blast of roasted malt and chocolate with a bitter hop finish. The chocolate and toffee sweetness is followed by a floral hop finish. Amazing balance. Not too one sided or overpowering.

M- Creamy, smooth and perfectly balanced. Reminiscent of a piece of velvet chocolate cake. Leaves a rich, thick coat on the palate. Carbonation is in tune with the style.

D- Because of how smooth it is for an RIS, this one can easily be enjoyed one delicious sip at a time. Exquisite creaminess. One of the richest and boldest RIS's one can find. It still amazes and pleases me that this is available year round.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big and bold. The taste lingers on. A favorite of mine. Introduce your friends to Rasputin. The alcohol doesn't over power the flavor!

BeerManDan, May 24, 2002
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,947 ratings.