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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

10,532 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,532
Reviews: 3,443
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 378
Gots: 1,708 | FT: 47
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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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'll start off by saying that I am a huge fan of super dark beers, and that I know that it is not everyone's favorite type. That being said, this is one of my favorites. Especially for a beer that is easy to acquire year round here in CT. The pour is great with pitch black liquid and a nice brown head. The profiles of coffee and dark chocolate are very strong and give a great aftertaste. I love pairing this beer with red meats, although I drink this alone quite a bit. North Coast is a great brewery with an eclectic selection but this will probably remain as my favorite of theirs for some time.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a growler of this from State Line liquors in Elkton MD.

A: Beautiful dark motor oil black with a small creamy brown head

S: Malt, chocolate, oats, dark fruits, alcohol

T: This stuff is almost perfect. Creamy and smooth chocolate on the front and finishes with some bitterness and a hint of the alcohol.

M: I don't know if it's because it was from a growler but very little carbonation. Super thick the way a good stout should be.

O: An amazing stout for the price.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not normally a stout drinker but had to check this out because of all the hype. The four packs are reasonably priced at about $8, and sport attractive black and gold packaging.

Poured into a goblet, opaque black, with a chocolate colored short head that reduces after several minutes into a thin tan film of minute bubbles. This beer is not see through at all in this glass, and only around the very edges does light start to penetrate.

Chocolate coffee aroma with hops, also jammy fruit, malty. Flavor is impactful, dark candied fruit, berry, hop bitters, choco-coffee, light mint, very much agreeing with the nose. The mouthfeel is heavy but tighter than something like a wee heavy, and not as sweet. Definitely boozy at 9%, but not setting your mouth on fire. Carbonation is low but present.

Overall, fantastic. Totally lives up to the hype.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,532 ratings.