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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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10,345 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,345
Reviews: 3,394
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 350
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on Nitro at The Pantry on 4/23/13. Poured into a standard shaker :(. Pours black as coal with nice big creamy khaki colored head. No light can escape this black hole of a beer. It leaves reams of thick creamy head on the glass with some light lacing as well. The nitro gives this beer a more evened out nose but also pulls away from some of the aromatics. It still smells great with a smoky coffee and fresh baked chocolate chip cookie. There is a hint of alcohol on the nose but not overwhelming. The taste is very nice. I love what a nitro does to a good stout. The beer is slightly sweet with some bitter malt flavor melding well with some well placed hop bitterness that takes a slightly woody taste. The mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied. Very slight alcohol burn. I really like this beer and I think the nitro is a different experience for an already world class beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color. The beer has a three finger tall creamy dark tan head that is dense and made up of very large bubbles. The head reduces slowly to a half finger tall, covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker patch in the center as well as a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Fairly strong aromas of dark roasted malts along with lighter notes of chocolate, coffee, and some very light hints of dark fruits.

T: There are strong flavors of dark roasted malts along with some moderate notes of bittersweet chocolate. There is a moderate amount of bitterness in the flavor of this beer along with significant notes of freshly ground coffee bean in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy with some dryness in the finish. There are light amounts of alcohol warming.

O: This beer is very enjoyable and has really nice complexity in both the smell and the taste. The higher ABV is pretty well hidden in the smell and taste but lightly present in the mouthfeel as the beer warms. It has been a couple of years since I have had this beer but it definitely lived up to my memories. I will happily have this one again.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,345 ratings.