Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.3/5
12,278 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:
#494
Reviews:
3,736
Ratings:
12,278
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
610
Gots:
3,066
Trade:
51
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Pours dark mahogany almost black with a small brown head. Aroma of dark malts, cacao, caramel, burnt espresso. Taste is similar to aroma. Palate si full bodied with good carbonation, creamy and thick. Finish is dark malts, chocolate, caramel with just enough bitter hops to add balanace. Flavors become more pronounced as it warms up. Very rich and creamy. Very well done IS.

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A: Poured a dark opaque coal color with a tightly bound dark beige head that was mostly lasting.

S: a huge fruity aroma starting things out before yielding to dark espresso beans, and bakers chocolate.

T: The flavor was fruity and dark with raspberry like tartness that was backed by a huge palate of dark roasted malt and citrus hopping. There was some charred woodiness, dark coffee beans and some rum raisin as well. The palate was huge, robust and full of complex flavors of dark malt and fruity sweetness leaving a pleasant aftertaste that lingers long after you swallow. At 55 F brings out strong coffee flavor. Great desert beer and one that should be sipped and savored for its huge complexity of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate providing the standard per style for all others to follow.

M: dark and slightly astingent, bitter, creamy with a full body and thick viscostity.

D: Incredible drinkability, warm, luscious, full bodied and complex warming up to release a whole new layer of flavors and complexity.

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A - Very very dark with tan/brown head the quickly leaves

S - Good aroma of Coffe, chocolate a bit of alcohol

T - Taste is very similar to the aroma, first taste slightly bitter, but smoothed up nicely thereafter.

M - Mouth feel was full bodied but with enough creamy texture to make it smooth.

D - Very well done and will be drunk again.

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A=poured a deep dark brown, almost black with a very thick (3 finger) dark brown almost golden head

S=hazelnut and chocolate, roasted malts, no alcohol odor

T=roasted malts and chocolate/cocoa flavors, really seems to be very balanced

M=good light carbonation, not tremendous thickness

D=very good and very drinkable, easily have more than 2 at a session.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,278 ratings
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