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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

10,535 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,535
Reviews: 3,443
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,711 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not enjoy Stouts, but this is close to a perfect example of an Imperial Stout. Chocolate, Coffee, Nuttiness, and bitterness close to 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate. Creamy feel in the mouth. It is smooth with a bite. If you enjoy Stouts this is for you. Try it with Oysters. If you are like me and do not like stouts, just eat the oysters.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a almost jet black with some head and a lasting ring with lacing.

Smell is milk chocolate, dark fruit, roasted barley, vanilla, toast, cocoa, a sort of fruity smell, maybe yeasty.

Taste is one of my favorites, with a big dark malt swig, just a huge chocolate and coffee hit, with plenty of complex flavors to keep you company while it warms and changes a bit.
This is one of my favorite imperial stouts as it has all the flavors I've come to love from big beers and also a complex roasty profile that tickles my fancy. It's sort of like narwhal but its just a tad better to me.

Mouthfeel is perfect and feels just right for this beer. It's superb with medium carbonation and a thick feel that gives it just the right amount of viscosity to blend well with the flavors and alcohol level. 9% fits just right as its not quite a session beer but it allows you to have a few in one sitting and feel alright.

Huge letdown as my local store ran out and this is my last one, oh well I'll have to wait I guess lol. Try this beer if you haven't, you won't regret it.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,535 ratings.