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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

10,361 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 10,361
Reviews: 3,397
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 355
Gots: 1,559 | 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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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 7.99/ 4 pack. No bottling date but I bought the pack last June so we're looking at a minimum of one year old. Served in a Founders snifter. 

Pours almost pure black with 2 fingers of dense mocha tan head. Good consistent lacing. 

Smells of dark fruit, cocoa, burnt sugar and roasted malts. 

Nice bittersweet plum and dark chocolate up front. Notes of cherry, coffee, smoke, anise and burnt wood. Great blend of all the flavors I expect in a Russian imperial stout. Alcohol is lurking in the background but never dominates. 

Creamy medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Long bitter cocoa malty aftertaste. 

A truly classic Russian imperial stout. It is the standard to which I hold all others. It's not the best around by any means but it's readily available enough that if a stout isn't at least this good, it has no business in my cellar. If you're a stout fan and for some reason you haven't tried this one, it's past time you get out there and give it a try. Like most Russian imperial stouts, Old Rasputin is great fresh and even better with some age on it.

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

On tap at South Park Tavern. Very deep brown, nearly black. Thin mocha head looks inviting. Eventually a thin collar forms, and some spots of lace.

Roasty notes, espresso and dark chocolate. Caramel, dark fruit and some earthy, almost ashy notes.

Roasted malts and fairly dry up front. Espresso notes, bittersweet dark chocolate and some caramel. Not much dark fruit. Bitter roasty notes linger for a while, just like a nice espresso at the end of a meal.

Great body, with a lower amount of carbonation. Alcohol is hidden very well in this. I really like the dark chocolate/espresso character in this. Well made.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,361 ratings.