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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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10,518 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,518
Reviews: 3,438
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 382
Gots: 1,700 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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

Poured from a 12oz into a generic snifter.

Appearance: Pours a perfect black with a near-perfect latte-colored head that slowly creeps up and down the side of the glass without much retention

Smell: Notes of chocolate, coffee, anise, and smoke. Big bold nose, very typical of an imperial stout. The sweet chocolate dominates the nose

Taste: Big notes of chocolate and coffee, some other candy sweetness, perhaps caramel. Smaller amounts of anise and smoke. Lingering bitterness. Well balanced flavors, true to the style

Mouthfeel: Thick and substantial, creamy and smooth, with average to below-average carbonation

Overall: A great brew. It's not a style that I'm particularly familiar with, so I don't have a whole lot to hold it up against, but it's certainly very enjoyable in its own right. I imagine (and other opinions confirm) that this would age well. Absolutely worth a shot

Addendum (7/14/2012): I believe that, for the quality of the beer relative to price, this is the best value IRS you can find. My local BevMo carries 12oz bottles at $2.09 each...in my book, that's a steal for a brew of this quality

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,518 ratings.