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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

9,663 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,663
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,220 | 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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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

Bottled 2011?

A: Beer is completely black and with a tan two finger head. Foam reduces gradually leaving plenty of cap and extensive lacing behind. There’s just something about the appearance of an Old Raspy that makes it look more appealing than most other stouts. Beyond inviting.

S: Chocolate, roasted black malt, nuttiness, some grassy hops and a touch of phenol.

T: Nutty and roasty up front. Transitions to dry semi-sweet chocolate and hops. Roasted malt returns and pairs with the alcohol for a bitter, warming finish.

M: Just the way I love my stouts....creamy (not oily or syrupy) and perfectly carbonated. I don’t see much room for improvement here.

O: A great affordable, readily-available beer for the winter months. Very drinkable, but also flavorful and warming. Seems like a great beer to experiment with food pairings.

mjtiernan, Dec 15, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Jet black body that pours about a finger and a half of cappuccino head that disappears quickly into a film like head.

Smell - Sweet, roasted malts off the bat, including hints of chocolate and plum, that give way to a more refined and complex smell. Vanilla stands out in the finish as well as a bit more of the dark fruits. Hides the 9%ABV fairly well.

Taste - Starts with the sweeter dark fruits (cherry/plum) but quickly and painlessly fades into a more of a dark bitter chocolate style finish.

Mouthfeel - Moderate to low carbonation, but a fairly thick beer that coats the tongue.

Overall - Clearly this is a great imperial stout that anyone should try if they get the opportunity, but it's not only that. This beer has so many characteristics of a good stout. There is the malty sweetness up front, the bitter chocolate finish and the moderate carbonation that is included in this style. Drink this beer. Now.

Taste -

ccarney2, Dec 15, 2011
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,663 ratings.