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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

9,652 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,652
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,217 | FT: 38
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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Photo of jimmah120
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with no date

Pours out a very black shade of brown. Pillowy dark mocha head with staying power and spotty lacing that doesn't stick. Smell is chocolate/cocoa powder and fire-roasted malts. A tinge of alcohol as well. Taste is bitter roasted malt, with accents of dark chocolate, dates, sugar cookies, dark coffee, nuts, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, good amount of carbonation, but you can feel the alcohol.

Nice, heavy beer. An enjoyable sipper for sure.

jimmah120, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date that I can find. Approximately 3 years old most likely.

A: Pours black with a big thick medium brown head. Head fades very slowly with top notch retention. Substantial and heavy lacing.

S: Definitely has been aging a while. Very mellow aroma. Some chocolate, some char, hint of coffee. Decent dark fruits holding out though, especially when swirled. Just a hint of anise too.

T: A bit more chocolate than the aroma betrays. Mild chocolate with decent coffee, melding with dark fruits up front. Bit bitter towards the finish with the chocolate growing bittersweet and hints of char poking through.

M: Somewhat heavy and smooth. Touch chalky in the finish.

O: One of the best RISes out there and perhaps the best value of them all. Wonderfully complex flavors without any fluff. No barrel aging, no adjuncts. Just various roasted malt characteristics all flung together in a surprisingly balanced manner. Aging has mellowed this, zero alcohol is present and the flavors are all well integrated and smooth.

Dope, Sep 05, 2013
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,652 ratings.