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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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10,537 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,537
Reviews: 3,444
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,714 | 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: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looking at this beer, for what it is (an imperial stout) - I have had no better example of the type. The alcohol is noticable, and gives quite the kick to the balls on the initial sip- but the flavor of it is rounded out with complexity, showing malts (perfectly balanced in the beer), spices, and chocolate. The flavor is SO complex and dense I am at a loss for descriptions trying to do it justice. Add to this the silky, creamy goodness that makes you want to keep sipping. The creaminess on this beer is so remarkable, that I can't think of anything I have ever had that compares. The only detraction might be that its heavy in notcing the alcohol in the flavor- but its an imperial stout, so this beer ends up being everything it should be.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed on 11/19. Written from notes.

A - Brown approaching black. 1/2 finger of light brown lasting head. Left foamy lacing on sides of glass as liquid receded.

S - Chocolate mil and licorice.

T - Roasted coffee, chocolate liquor and whole milk. ABV hidden. Warming and very mellow.

M - Very nice tingle on tongue and creamy. Not syrupy or stick,

O - Phenomenal and highly recommended. Can't wait to try barrel-aged version.

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A- Opaque; nice, thin head retention the entire time I drank it (which didn't take too long)
S- Roasted malts with a hint of chocolate; standard for a RIS
T- Fabulous complexity; seamlessly blends together the dark malts, coffee, chocolate, faint cherries, and alcohol (noticeable but inviting)
M- Exceptionally smooth and creamy yet thick
O- Lovely brew to have any time in the winter. It's fairly straightforward, yet with delightful complexity that continues to invite you for another sip.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,537 ratings.