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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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10,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,360
Reviews: 3,397
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 355
Gots: 1,557 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted Blind against Narwhal. Preferred Narwhal.

A - Fills the glass with a brew that is as black as the darkest night. Holds a creamy beige head which dwindles to a dainty but longlasting lacing.

S - Predominated by smoked oak, peat, tar and more smoke. Subtle hints of coffee.

T - As expected, I got a lots of burnt/smoked flavours here. Roasted malt, charred wood, moderate bitterness. Would have liked more vanilla or molasses to balance the abrasiveness.

M - Quite thick, but a touch more carbonated than I would have liked. Could have been a bit creamier.

O - Pretty good but slightly disappointed, as based on reputation, I would have expected this to dominate Narwhal. Just goes to show the value of a blind tasting.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Completely impenetrable black body with a lovely thick beige head comprising tightly packed foam and larger bubbles.

S: Very pungent hoppy fruity fudge. Has a kind of sherbet effervescent quality.

T: A concentrated smokey coffee flavour, with some satisfying sweetness, and a cloying kind of tangy bitterness on the roof of the mouth. There's also a muddy, earthy hop quality. Slightly too bitter in the aftertaste but there's also loads of upfront lemonade. Getting woody spiceness from the foamy dregs.

O: Maybe I'm too demanding, but this is not the god-like definitive beer it's hyped up to be but it is certainly a good stout none-the-less.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,360 ratings.