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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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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Old rasputin pours an impenetrable black with a good one finger light tan head. The nose is very hoppy, but clearly has some java tones. When tasted I am suprised at the strong hop presence. Uniquely hoppy, but still a good malt and dark background. A little bit of coffee flavors but mostly hops on the finish. Does leave a slight sugar coating on the lips. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but still quite good. Drinkability is lowered a bit but for hopheads it should be no problem. Great brew, I am leary to put this in the cellar but I will give a few of them a shot.

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Pours black with a rocky brown head. Smells strongly of dark chocolate underlined with liquorices root. A few alcoholic whiffs but that is expected for a beer that’s 9 percent. While there is a hint of alcohol in the bouquet the palate is incredibly dry for a stout this strong; dominate flavors: coca, French-press dark roast coffee and sherry whit hints of oak and port. Viscous and chewy, this Siberian coats the mouth but is not too oily.

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Pours out a nice black brew with a 2 finger tan head,head recedes pretty quickly.Looks pretty well carbonated.Taste,,very hoppy up front and nice hints of coffee come into play and round it out.Slightly bitter linger detracts a little from the taste. Nice alcohol warming feeling.Very good Imp stout, would definitely have again.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,308 ratings
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