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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

9,746 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,746
Reviews: 3,351
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 298
Gots: 1,261 | FT: 40
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Old rasputin pours an impenetrable black with a good one finger light tan head. The nose is very hoppy, but clearly has some java tones. When tasted I am suprised at the strong hop presence. Uniquely hoppy, but still a good malt and dark background. A little bit of coffee flavors but mostly hops on the finish. Does leave a slight sugar coating on the lips. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but still quite good. Drinkability is lowered a bit but for hopheads it should be no problem. Great brew, I am leary to put this in the cellar but I will give a few of them a shot.

AKBelgianBeast, Jan 06, 2008
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: had another bottle 12/28/10 and wow! tasted like a totally different beer. not sure if my palate has changed or what but I love it.

Appearance- 3.5/4.5- very frothy 3-finger head
smell- 3.5/4- same notes but more pronounced
Taste- 3.5/4.5- very multi-layered and delicious

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A- pours dark almost black in color not much of a head. minimal lacing down the glass

S- toasted nuts, malts, coffee and chocolate

T- molasses, strong malty backbone. bitter chocolate and espresso

M- very smooth on the palate. medium body with good amount of carbonation

D- really good RIS. has a lot of flavors for a stout. very enjoyable

haddon, Oct 12, 2009
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StephRai, Thursday at 09:11 PM
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Was in bottle, but could tell this was a pretty dark beer.

Smell - Some dark roasted malts. Caramel and Molasses.

Taste - BAM! Damn good taste. Can taste some hints of Molasses, chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

Mouthfeel - Pretty syrupy... But doesn't make it bad. Light carbonation. Full bodied.

Drinkability - This is a damn good beer. And is probably one of my new favorite stouts. But the high ABV makes this a one drink only thing. I'm pretty buzzed while writing this. :D

Enjoy!!!!

Psyopticon, Oct 08, 2009
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,746 ratings.