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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
94
outstanding

9,987 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 9,987
Reviews: 3,366
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 311
Gots: 1,360 | FT: 44
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date that I can find. Approximately 3 years old most likely.

A: Pours black with a big thick medium brown head. Head fades very slowly with top notch retention. Substantial and heavy lacing.

S: Definitely has been aging a while. Very mellow aroma. Some chocolate, some char, hint of coffee. Decent dark fruits holding out though, especially when swirled. Just a hint of anise too.

T: A bit more chocolate than the aroma betrays. Mild chocolate with decent coffee, melding with dark fruits up front. Bit bitter towards the finish with the chocolate growing bittersweet and hints of char poking through.

M: Somewhat heavy and smooth. Touch chalky in the finish.

O: One of the best RISes out there and perhaps the best value of them all. Wonderfully complex flavors without any fluff. No barrel aging, no adjuncts. Just various roasted malt characteristics all flung together in a surprisingly balanced manner. Aging has mellowed this, zero alcohol is present and the flavors are all well integrated and smooth.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint.

A: Rich espresso with a cocoa colored head. The head is thick and foamy. Slight particulate and carbonation visible.

S: Plum, grape, toffee, black pepper, tobacco, espresso.

T: Tobacco, peat, earthy hops, toffee, roasted espresso, lots of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish and lots of warmth from the alcohol.

O: Wonderful appearance and inviting aroma. Taste is just a little harsh on the palate at first but smooths as the beer warms. The alcohol isn't masked much. Still, a nice palette of flavors makes for a complex beer. Great RIS for the price point.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

North Coast's Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout: 9% ABV;

Appearance: pours dark rich brown, black in glass, nutty brown head;

Smell: malty, grass;

Taste/Mouthfeel: cocoa-y bitterness, black coffee, smooth/round, oaty, caramel/toasted malt;

Pretty Good.

Poured into a pint glass.

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,987 ratings.