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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

9,648 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,648
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,216 | 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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Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Absolutely beautiful RIS. Pours black with a bit of a brown glare. Tan head with large rings of lace. Good lace retention for the style.

S - Rich roasted malts complimented by sweet chocolate and coffee. Seems to have some light grape in the background alongside some caramel.

T - A unique RIS which is bold while having an almost milky composition. The initial rush is of sweet chocolate and caramel while quickly dissipating into bitter hops and roasted malts. The progression is quick fast and concludes with notes of espresso and softer chocolate. I also feel as the beer warms the flavors become more prominent and a little bit of heat reveals itself from the ABV on the back end.

M - A smooth creamy stout with ideal carbonation. This one is rather soft for such a bold beer, which I find fascinating.

O - This is nothing short of a fantastic RIS. If you are into the roasted flavors of a coffee stout and are atune to some sweetness, this is a no-brainer.

mscudder, Apr 20, 2012
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Poured into a snifter.
Aged for a year and 2 months.

A: Pours an opaque black with 3 fingers of light brown head. Great head retention for 9%. Has thick rings of webbed lacing.

N: Big, sweet dark roasted malts aromas waft up. Black coffee, bitter sweet chocolate, raisin, molasses and thick caramel. Has lighter notes of concord grape and fig.

T: There's an initial rush of roasted barley along with raisin, prune and caramel. Mid-palate ushers in bittersweet chocolate, black coffee and overripe plum and nectarine. Finishes with a mix of chocolate mousse and creme brulee with notes of charcoal and espresso.

M: Medium-full bodied, smooth, creamy and sticky.

O: I consider this an essential RIS. An excellent interpretation and excellent beer in general. Very complex. The alcohol is expertly hidden even fresh.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,648 ratings.