Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 12,258 ratings
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:
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:
#496
Reviews:
3,735
Ratings:
12,258
Liked:
11,526
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
10.23%
Alströms:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
608
Gots:
3,052
Trade:
50
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another top brew from North Coast Brewery at Fort Bragg, CA. Label listed 9% ABV.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint bar glass it was midnight black with 2 fingers of brown dense foam that left thick lacing as it dissipated.

Very noticeable aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee beans greet the nose.

Tastes of coffee, chocolate, and some slight sweetness that hinted of dark fruit like prunes.

This beer was very viscous and has one of the most lingering marvelous flavor profiles I have had with a stout. Very flavorful and intense, I was tasting the flavors for several minutes after each sip. I must get more. So much beer...so little time.

Kudos to North Coast.

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poured this jet black syrup into a tulip glass, got a finger of dark brown head which made some nice lacing. a beautiful looking beer.
smells of roasted nuts, coffee, cocoa, almost a coca cola type scent. very unique smell.
a bitter, yet subtle dark roasted coffee flavor up front. nutty overtones, a subtle vanilla aftertaste. very mellow and drinkable. no sign of the alcohol in the taste.
full body, low carbonation, silky smooth.
a really good stout, no question about it. this bottle is from 2011 (a year and change old) so it's a bit more subtle than it is fresh. even fresh, this is a great stout.

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A- black with no light making its way through. somewhat modest head, but what's there is dense. pretty good lacing

S- alcohol is most prominent, although the roasted malts do an impressive job of pushing through the 9% abv. coffee is on the nose as well as undertones of chocolate.

T- the alcohol throws the first punch, but it backtracks quickly. tons of roasted malts with a little bit of hops that make it fairly bitter. hints of chocolate and caramel malts are in the finish to add a little balance.

O- i was surprised the first time i drank this beer when i found out it was 9%. the intensity of the roasted malts mask the alcohol very well. incredibly drinkable for the style.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 12,258 ratings
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