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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10,386 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,386
Reviews: 3,402
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 357
Gots: 1,583 | 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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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Horny Goat pint glass

Appearance- Beautiful blacker then black beer with fluffy brownish white head. Like a rootbeer float.

Smell- Lots of burnt coffee and slight touch of dark fruit hits the nostrils.

Taste- Roasty malty chocolaty. Everything you expect from a Imperial stout. Nice hop finish for good balance.

Mouthfeel- This is probably the only lacking quality in this beer. It had to much of a watery mouthfeel, not a silky feel that I've come accustomed to with good Imperial stouts.

Overall- It just all works. The malt, the roasty qualities and the nice offset of hops. The abv is masked very nicely and this becomes a session beer of sorts with the lighter mouthfeel.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm a rookie at tasting and reviewing but want to put a few comments in so I can remember where I've been.

I was looking for something with a robust flavor and certainly hit the mark with this one. The smell was bold and pleasing suggesting lots of potential in the taste.

My first reaction to the taste was " too bitter" but that is not really the whole story. It's kind of like the first time I tasted bakers chocolate as a kid. After the initial nose wrinkle the fullness and richness of the flavor comes through and is quite pleasnt.

Down side: The after taste lingers longer than I like.

Priced like one would expect for this much flavor but a little high for every day. Over $10.00 for a four pack.

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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

WOW !!.... Just poured a bottle into a pint glass, and the head was plentiful.... I take a nice deep smell of the deep, dark chocolate and almost coffee scent before I took my first sip.... I must say that the taste matches or exceeds the dark chocolate and coffee notes.... The "tears" or "legs" of this stout speak a bunch for themselves.... They trail and leave many compliments to the glass.... The mouthfeel or aftertaste lingers and is quite wonderful.... I've had quite a few beers out the North Coast Brewery, and liked the majority of them.... This one may be amongst my favorites, though.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,386 ratings.