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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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4.3/5
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12,331 Ratings
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#500
Reviews:
3,748
Ratings:
12,331
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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614
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3,098
Trade:
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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

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Jet black and totally opaque with a dense, fluffy tan head.

Aroma-Roasted aromas of coffee and bittersweet chocolate blend with pleasant earthy hop undertones.

Flavor-Bittersweet chocolate is quickly overtaken by rich, roasted coffee flavors. Coffee grounds and burnt espresso lingers on well into the finish.

Mouthfeel-Thick, full body is nearly chewy, though the moderate carbonation keeps this beer from seeming heavy.

I think this might have been the first RIS I ever had, and I've drank a lot of it since then. This is a lovely example of the style, and a fantastic beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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 actually drank this at room temperature, not waiting for it to chill. It poured nice and blackish, with chocolate colored bubbles. The taste was roasted malt, coffee, carmel. It had a bold taste, the ABV mixed well, not overwhelming. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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

Pours an opaque black with a nice tan head, very imposing looking. Aroma is expresso, coffee, chocolate, blackstrap molasses, citrusy and floral hops. Flavor is very complex and imposing; big coffee and chocolate flavors upfront followed by a blackstrap molasses sweetness that is balanced by a floral and citrus hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is huge with a big body and moderate carbonation and a bitter, slightly astringent finish. Alcohol notes are present, but balanced and drinkability is near the top for an imperial stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Very good Imperial.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,331 ratings
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