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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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10,353 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,353
Reviews: 3,396
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 352
Gots: 1,551 | 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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A- completely obscures the light on an opaque black shade as beautiful as the heavens. Perfect half inch of leather hughed head.

S- a hearty dose of malty roasted hops followed by a sweet cream.

T- this Beauty had all of the good points of old rasputin with a tone down soy sauce flavor of the original which makes it more balanced. Cream is the prevalent flavor in addition to coffee malt toffee caramel chocolate and just a minor salty soy flavor preceeding the finish of big toasted hop goodness and malt.

O- a great improvement over the original when on nitro as it is wonderfully balanced and a great representation on the style.

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Draft (Nitro)
A - Poured a dense black into a pint glass with a solid 2" creamy tan head, very tiny micro bubbles only; the head was like thick cream; looked like icing and it remained throughout the drink, but reduced to about 1" When I was done, the head still covered the bottom of the glass. I actually took a tortilla chip and scooped it in the head as though it were dip.

S - Sweet and malty, but honestly hard to smell through the thick layer of head isulating it

T - This was semi-sweet molassas, malt; no coffee or burnt roast detected

F - Very smooth, thick, almost no carbonation

O - Absolutely loved it

My first Old Rasputin and didn't know what to expect. I had this at a little Mexican restaurant in Staunton, VA (a hidden gem in my opinion) with lunch, but will definitely try this beer again; highly recommended. This beer was extremely easy drinking given the 9% ABV

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,353 ratings.