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:
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Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A very excellent stout. I picked this up from a local store on my way to get lunch.

The appearance is classic, very dark. It produced a nice head of foam.

The smell is absolutely fantastic. I pick up hints of chocolate, coffee, and a light hint of some fruit, leaning towards a very light hint of cherry.

The taste is superb. It starts with a nice jolt of flavor that subsides into a coffee-like taste and feel. Low bitterness. Nice and rich.

It drinks very easily. This is a high-quality, top-notch beer.

EDIT: It also goes surprisingly well with the pizza sandwich I bought next door. Very good.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Dark coffee brown with a 2 finger light tan head. Great retention and chunky swaths of lacing. Not sure how it could look any better.

S - Roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, charred wood, and some light sweet notes of caramel and milk chocolate.

T - Starts off with a bitter roasted malt and bakers chocolate. There is some sweetness in the middle with milk chocolate and caramel, but the finish is more bitter, with coffee and charred wood.

M - Medium bodied with great carbonation, rich and smooth mouthfeel.

O - Solid shelf RIS, a real classic.

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S --- roasted malts, chocolate

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O --- An excellent RIS

At $6.99/four pack at Total Wines this beer is a steal. An excellent beer.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,191 ratings.
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