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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

10,350 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 10,350
Reviews: 3,396
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 352
Gots: 1,548 | FT: 47
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle with etching 31050530. Pours pitch black, light tan head. Its an RIS.

Dark fruit aroma, some raisin, and prunes. Some alcohol but hidden way backstage on this one.

taste is espresso-like in bitterness up front and follows up with semi-sweet chocolate mixed in with dark dried fruit like the prunes picked up in the aroma. Smooths out as it warms and the upfront bitterness backs off.

Not overly carbonated but more so than I was expecting. Pretty new to stouts so not sure what the goal is here. For me, it work here. Thickens as it warms and leaves stickiness on my lips.

Like I said, pretty new to stouts. I like this beer especially on a day like today, raw and cold. I'll certainly go for this again and it seems to have opened me up to more than the ipa/dipa that are usually my go to's

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle bought in 2009, drank in Nov 2013, drank from a pint glass.

Appearance: Thick, deep black, viscous, motor oil appearance. Not a single ray of light is getting through this beer. About 1 finger of light, brown creamy head. Not enough head to really leave much lacing. Very appealing

Smell: Primary smell is a heavy maltiness, with a raisin-like sweetness. Typical roasted cocoa and coffee bean flavours are there, but fruits and malts have become stronger over 4+ years. Slight ethanol warmth is present, with a slight bit of phenol.

Taste: Lots of roasted body, from the first taste through after you've swallowed it. Very coffee heavy but without the bitterness. A faint malty sweetness, mixing with the dark cocoa flavour. Very little bitterness at first, but hits you later. More and more butterscotch-y diacetyl as you go.

Mouthfeel: Thick and viscous. Lots of booziness, almost over the top after a while. Tenacious aftertaste. Nice and creamy.

Overall: Very good, always enjoy these, but the time definitely changed this beer. Whisky-like characteristics are emphasized a lot more, and the roasted malt notes have been subdued in favour of a powerful boozy bitterness. A dangerous beer.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,350 ratings.