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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

9,681 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,681
Reviews: 3,350
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 290
Gots: 1,227 | 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 Psyopticon
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Was in bottle, but could tell this was a pretty dark beer.

Smell - Some dark roasted malts. Caramel and Molasses.

Taste - BAM! Damn good taste. Can taste some hints of Molasses, chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

Mouthfeel - Pretty syrupy... But doesn't make it bad. Light carbonation. Full bodied.

Drinkability - This is a damn good beer. And is probably one of my new favorite stouts. But the high ABV makes this a one drink only thing. I'm pretty buzzed while writing this. :D

Enjoy!!!!

Psyopticon, Oct 08, 2009
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Photo of beveritt
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. No indication of when this thing was brewed. I got it as a single.

Appearance: Opaque. I hold my glass up to the light and cannot see through. Looks black, maybe a very dark brown. The initial head was less than a finger and quickly dissipated. It looks like there is a fair amount of bubbles coming up, judging by the activity on the surface.

Smell: Chocolate and roasted malts are the overwhelming scent.

Taste: Wow, this is like a kick in the taste buds! You can get a hint of the high alcohol level, but it is really balanced out by the large number of flavors. Roasted malts are probably the strongest flavor, nice and dark roasted malts. Coffee would be next, followed by chocolate. There is almost a sweet aftertaste, maybe the high ABV. You can feel it warm your stomach.

Mouthfeel. Just the right level of carbonation for a RIS, helps present the flavors well.

Drinkability: Maybe not the best thing to try in the middle of August, but this would be great to warm you up in the winter. I think the high ABV would preclude having too many, but there is a lot more here than just high alcohol level. Great beer.

beveritt, Aug 09, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

warpig372, Jun 21, 2014
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,681 ratings.