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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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10,347 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,347
Reviews: 3,395
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 351
Gots: 1,545 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My friend gave me a few bottles of beer for Christmas and I started with the darkest first. Great tasting beer, one I would have again and again, just not on the same day. Maybe some people are different but one is enough for me. It poured jet black and had a fairly thick head. It tasted real heavy on the first sip so I knew I was in for a treat. The beer did leave a taste in my mouth but so does a good cigar. Definitely a winter sitting by the fire beer.

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost pitch black when held up to the light, its topped off with a thick light brown head and simply stays put and eventually develops into an even layer of bubbles surrounded by some really good lacing. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and brown sugar come through, caramel and butter aromas are hidden and the smell is masked by a general scent of mild sweetness. Crisp when it hits your tongue, it’s bitter over all and has a medium-to-heavy mouth feel. The roasted malts are well evident in the aftertaste and on the side of your mouth; mild chocolate flavors are present throughout, not a bad stout at all. The aftertaste lingers on for a while, this is when you can taste the alcohol, it’s not bad. More flavors start coming out as it warms up, mild prunes, raisins; the malts now take a back seat.

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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a porter glass.

A: Pours a pitch black hue with a thick, brown, 3-finger head that slowly dissipates down the side glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Great malty aroma with a solid chocolate and coffee overtones.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous sweetness and a roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice dark fruit background. Finishes on the dry side.

M: Very strong and boozy. Smooth and silky with a thick body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Imperial Stout. Doesn't get much better than this.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm a little disappointed actually. It's only slightly better than Guinness Extra Stout. I always catch a kind of eggy scent off stouts which I dislike. The head was impressive and the color pitch black--benighted, I would say. Others compliment the alcohol kick, but I didn't sense much of it. Malt is big but not much sweetness, which is good. Burnt. This is my first review of a stout so I may need to return and revise. Maybe my batch was old? Not unpleasant just not what I had hoped.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,347 ratings.