Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Dark. Dark as my soul, one could say. Big brown head that lingers. This beer looks like it means business.

Smell: Definite coffee smell to it with some dark chocolate. Malty, too.

Taste: Hmm. Chocolatey more than coffee. A little bit boozy.

Mouthfeel: Based on the appearance and smell, I would have expected this to linger a little more in my mouth between sips. That said, it's plenty tasty so I'm not complaining. Really, I'm not. Especially as it makes me drink more of it to write this review. I'd agree with the "dry" finish that others have mentioned.

Overall: Yeah, I think I'll be adding this to my "standards." Get some of this cellared and see what happens. Based on what I've read from others who cellared, it should age very nicely. I'm excited.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,230 ratings.
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