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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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10,349 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,349
Reviews: 3,396
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 351
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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Served on nitro in a pint glass at rendevious coffee house on the 5th of december.

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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Draft: Thick, creamy head - super dense.
Rich mouthfeel, surprisingly light on the midpalate. Intense, malty finish. Nice beer.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,349 ratings.