Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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95
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,190
Reviews:
3,720
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
599
Gots:
3,004
For Trade:
51
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Ratings: 12,190 |  Reviews: 3,720
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: totally black, large, creamy, mocha colored head.

S: Dark chocolate, slight alcohol bitterness, burnt grain

T: Spent coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, burnt sugar

M: Good carbonation, not overly chewy, bitterenss kicks and sticks around on the tongue.

O: For the ABV, it is not apparent. Very well balance. A GREAT BEER and representation of the style.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Murchmac
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black, like russian caviar. Brown head, like russian winter hat made from bear.

This beer smells deeply. It loves deeply, and is loved back deeply. Coffee, hops, sweet malts. Like sweat off Drago's back. The american is weak.

Tastes, burnt, chocolate, dry dark sugars,

Aftertaste keeps coming back like Rasputin again and again.

You can kill the beer, but not the buzz it gives you. Great beer. Not as good as Red dawn, but good.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of audiojon
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, this is one hell of a brew. The 9% is not noticeable at all, but the chocolate flavors sure are! Appearance is good, but should have a larger head, especially considering this is a well carbonated brew. Scent is of chocolate, taste is of chocolate, but also some coffee flavor in there. There is a nice balance of hops and malt (malt being dominant here of course) that makes this brew very drinkable. I really can't get past the chocolate flavor here, this is almost a chocolate stout imo. Very good for the style, I was shocked at how quickly I finished this bottle.

Recommended, but how much I'm not sure, as I've yet to try many russian imperial stouts.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,190 ratings.
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