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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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10,793 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,793
Reviews: 3,510
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 416
Gots: 1,927 | FT: 52
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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Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a thick, black with a creamy head. Head retains well and provides great lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Milk chocolate, roasted malts, nutty, and some soy sauce.

T: Sweet chocolate flavor, burnt malts, light coffee. Some subtle dark fruit and alcohol starts to come out as it warms.

M: Creamy, full-bodied stout that still has decent drinkability.

O: I can't believe it took me this long to try this classic. A very good stout that I will come back to.

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About as well balanced a Stout as you are going to find in a widely distributed bottled offering. This has the appearance that a good stout should; very dark but not jet black with just enough opacity to see nucleation bubbles form the sides of the glass. It produces a nice balanced head but I would prefer it to be a little finer in texture (the head that is). The smell is reminiscent of a good working man's Irish stout. The aroma has just the right balance of bitterness and toasted grain. The taste is where Old Rasputin really shines! It is full bodied and flavorful with a clean finish. It is neither too bitter nor in any way weak. As I said, very well balanced. Mouthfeel is good; it's smooth and clean without feeling watery.

This is an EXCELLENT every day drinking Stout! I always have a few in the door to the refrigerator as a nice treat at the end of the day. The 12oz offering also lets me enjoy one without feeling lightheaded due to the high alcohol content.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,793 ratings.