Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

12,163 Ratings
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:
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Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip

Appearance- jet black, half finger tan head, very good lacing.

Aroma- roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, some chocolate, char. some alcohol as it warms very nice

Flavor-roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, rich robust, some alcohol, complex

Mouthfeel- Medium, maybe a little thin for the style, but smooth, alcohol warmth

Overall- Very nice, a cult standard RIS, new to the style? try this, remains a go to RIS for me, although there are better out there, I return to this a lot.

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3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a veritable black hole, light does not go far in this one. lacing it there - though i've seen this one do a bit better in the past - smell is malty bakers chocolate. yum. taste is so very well done. i enjoy this because it isn't super flashy in what it does, rather, it's a solid stout with a bakers chocolate bit of flavor, malt, hops, vanilla, finishing a bit dry . . . all assembled so wonderfully. sip and enjoy, the old man on the front is watching you, and i'm sure he's saying "slow down, take a moment"

update . . .
first, he's not saying that, but you'll have to go google it yourself.
second, go read up on old rasputin. i bet you'll enjoy this classic russian imperial all the more. here's a link to get you started - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,163 ratings.
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