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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.

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

Poured from the 12 oz. brown glass bottle into a tall chilled pilsner glass,(thats the glass they brought me.) The dark brown liquid passes no light through. The dark white head quickly dissapates to almost none, while leaving a nice Brussels lace down the glass. The smell is of roast chocolate malt and bread. The taste is quite warming, of roast chocolate malt with very little hop. Mouthfeel is quite good given the size of this beer. It seems I could session this beer for at least an hour, if not all night

Once again, bravo North Coast,


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

Excellent first stout. Had this at a local pub, and bought a pack a few days later.

A - beautiful thick black liquid, almost syrupy. Excellent lacing and about 1 finger of tan colored head. So dark, sunlight barely penetrates the brew.

S - smells of coffee, light hint of chocolate. Sniffing it before trying makes me salivate.

T - light bitter feel, light coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Simply amazing.

M - rolls on the tongue and the carbonation is perfect. Somewhat thick compared to other darker beers.

D - a sipping/dessert beer. I may be able to handle 2-3 before I have to switch to something lighter.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,307 ratings
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