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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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9,753 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,753
Reviews: 3,353
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 298
Gots: 1,264 | FT: 41
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old Rasputin pours a dark almost black color that allows no light through in pint glass. A nice thick head forms, tan in color with a dark outer ring. The head falls a bit, but stays a little creamy on top.
Coffe and dark chocolate aromas are evident first. There is also a hint of cherry. Smells good.
Defineitely coffe and roasted chocolate flavors. There is a wonderfull fruity flavor behind it all... at first I thought maybe cherry but it is defineitely more of a berry flavor... maybe blackberrys, either way it tends to show more as it warms. A bit of hop spice shows through and there is a bit of hop bitterness. Still most of the bitterness comes from the roasted barley.
This Russian Imperial Stout is medium to full bodied. Very well balanced flavors make this beer a real treat.
I was dissapointed that they were only available in a 4-pack, and that was before I even got to try one... I'm headed back to the store.

BeerRun13, Mar 24, 2006
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The pour is dark chocolate with red hues. The light brown head starts off massive before rescinding to a thin layer covering more than half of the beer.

Smell: There are big roasted malt aromas in the nose, namely chocolate, coffee, as well as a touch of alcohol.

Taste: The taste fallows the nose to a tee. Roasted malts bring semi-sweet chocolate, coffee (a darkish, roast with low acidity like Sumatra), fruity hops in the background, and warming alcohol at finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth, and creamy, yet somewhat sticky at the same time.

Drinkable: There's lots of alcohol and the flavor profile is intense, but this is much more quaffable than it has any right to be.

goschool, Oct 24, 2006
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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 pint glass

A - Poured a nice deep black with a caramel colored head with good retention and quite a bit of lacing.

S - Intense chocolate and coffee notes in the nose. Some minor scents of caramel and molasses.

T - I really enjoyed this beer. It burst of chocolate and roasted malts up front with a sweet feel and lingering bitterness as it goes down. Kept me sipping trying to put my finger on the taste.

M - Phenomenal all around. Full bodied, smooth and creamy.

D - It has a moderately high drinkability. The higher ABV is quite welcome on a cold winter day.

Foxtrot, Jan 04, 2009
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,753 ratings.