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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

10,804 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,804
Reviews: 3,514
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 419
Gots: 1,936 | FT: 53
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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A - Dark, almost black where only a slight bit of color comes through the edges. There is also a mocha colored one and a half finger head, really good looking beer.

S - The smell is is dark malts, chocolate and dark fruit, yum!

T - Taste starts out with some slightly sweet dark roasted malts and then turns into bitter dark chocolate and a hint of coffee and dark fruit. Big flavors that are very tasty

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O - A very good RIS with big flavor. This is what you think of when you think of a stout.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,804 ratings.