Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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:
#515
Reviews:
3,760
Ratings:
12,398
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

old rasputin

a 4-4.5 nearly opaque dark brown, tawny head leaves a swirly cap and branching lace.

s 4.5 semi-sweet chocolate, tobacco. you know it's warming to the proper temperature when the fudgy brownies begin making their appearance.

t 4-4.5 deeply roasted at first, but it yields to a complex brownie explosion. there are even hops in there fighting hard to be heard. a little undisguised alc comes through here and there.

m 4 seems too thin at first but gets chewier with time.

d 4.5 a classic. and a good base for the addition of other flavors if desired.

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

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin is roasty and rough-around-the-edges.

It poured black with a short and short-lived head. Almost no lace was left behind. It smelled and tasted like dark roasted coffee, with the flavor having an extremely strong roasted character. The feel was very aggressive and rugged, giving a remarkably long-lingering tongue lashing. This was no smooth or slippery stout.

Old Rasputin is a bold, flavorful, heavy-handed, powerhouse cold day or late evening sipper. It leaves a very strong impression.

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Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,398 ratings