Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old RasputinOld Rasputin
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Old RasputinOld Rasputin

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.

Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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Creamy, chocolaty, smooth with a full body. Not boozy or extremely complex. A solid Russian Imperial Stout; a must buy.

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

Appearance: Wonderful opaque black. The burnt brown head had nice staying power.

Aroma: Nuts chocolate and espresso bean are present in the mix.

Taste: Wonderful imperial stout here. The roasted malts give way to some earthy chocolate, and espresso beans. There are some wonderful hop bitterness at the end and some roasted nuts in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with some slight carbonation which excites the taste buds and allows the bitter chocolate espresso to seep in.

Drinkability: This is a wonderful stout. It's not something that I would introduce someone to the genre with, but it's something that people who enjoy stouts or porters will definitely enjoy.

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The color is black, and the head pours a full thick head that retains very nicely and leaves some pretty incredible sticky lacing all over the glass.

The smell is malts and a hot of alcohol with something like licorice and a hint of bitter dark chocolate.

The alcohol is strong in this one. The toasted malt is also prevalent; this is probably the "maltiest" beer I've ever had. If you really give it some time on your palate the malt, hops bitterness, and light sweetness with really make themselves evident so that the complexity can truly be appreciated. Very nicely balanced.

The mouthfeel is thick and smooth with a pleasant alcoholic sting to it. A great combination of thickness, alcohol, bitterness and toastiness.

This one is a definite must.

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Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,566 ratings