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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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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Completely opaque black in color with a one-finger tan/off-white head, that leaves a thin disc of foam in the middle as it fades.

Smell is primarily of cocoa, but there is a definite air of sweet maltiness and some alcohol. Taste is big on the roasted malts with some chocolate in the background and a pretty healthy dose of hoppy bitterness to finish it all off. This is one of the hoppiest stouts I've ever had...and I really like it.

Mouthfeel is not as thick as some stouts but is still substantial. Drinkability is decent. I wouldn't want to drink a lot, but I could definitely have a couple.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,333 ratings
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