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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

10,535 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,535
Reviews: 3,443
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,711 | 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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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip.

A - Pours a nearly black color with a finger and a half of dense tan head. Great retention and beautiful lacing.

S - Roasty malts, oak, coffee creamer, and trace amounts of pine.

T - Robust malt profile with burnt chocolate, wort, bitter coffee, and candied pecans. Starts sweet and moves towards bitter with a little bit of pine on the aftertaste. Very good stout.

M - Very smooth with great carbonation and a medium feel.

O - This is a staple in my fridge. Roasty is what comes to mind as far as flavor and aroma. The price is a bonus here and I always appreciate it when imperial stouts are offered in 12 oz. bottles. I give North Coast a lot of credit for making a top notch RIS with wide distribution and a reasonable cost. Good stuff.

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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A..Beautiful dark black pour. Only reason I didn't give it a 5.0 is there was almost no lacing.

S..Plenty of chocolate notes and a pronounced malty presence. Truly inviting.

T..Toffee, coffee and chocolate flavors, all of which are more complex than anticipated. Great smokey taste, just great!

M..Very easy to drink considering the high ABV and style. Great example of the style.

O..Wish I had not waited so long to try this incredible Russian Imperial Stout. Looking forward to having this one again soon!

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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours a coffee black. Huge tan head that reminds me of whip cream and maple syrup and lasts forever. Ever so slight amber coloring in the glass, but no light is escaping from it, it is a black abyss. Lacing is thick and frothy, like the fangs of the ocean, or sea-foam wallowing in a tidal pool. It sticks to the glass nicely and stays for quite some time.

Smell:
Smells of a malty pang. Sweet and tangy in the initial whiff with slight roasted and chocolate malts present.

Taste:
Very smoky on the tongue, far more so than I got from the smell. Sweeter malts can be found in the aftertaste, but for the most part the roasted malts power through with lots of thick smoke. Vanilla notes can be found in the background character.

Mouthfeel:
Light and frothy, but a little harsh with smoky power of the malts. Fairly bubbly, too, on the tongue, with a long and bitter smoke aftertaste. Sits a little thickly in the stomach, as is expected with the style. Nice Russian Imperial Stout.

Overall:
I like this beer. Its smoky like a boy scout’s campfire, carries a lighter ABV for an imperial stout but still plenty of alcohol, and it fits the style well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black body, 1 finger of tan head

S - Chocolate, coffee.

T - Typical stout profile. Chocolate, coffee, slight anise, roasted malts.

M - Full, decent amount of carbonation.

Not my favorite but a good example of a russian imperial stout. Bonus words.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,535 ratings.