Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.3/5
12,275 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:
#492
Reviews:
3,735
Ratings:
12,275
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
610
Gots:
3,063
Trade:
51
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint

A: Pours an opaque bitch black with a short light brown/ tan head that has some reddish hue to it, has considerable amounts of lacing

S: Smells like fudge, barley, vanilla

T: chocolatey, like fudge, bold smokey flavor, sweetness of vanilla, finished off with warmth from the alcohol

M: More carbonated than I was expecting, not overbearing or offensive though, very fulfilling, the alcohol leaves you with a warm feeling.

O: Overall its an excellent stout, with its bold, complex flavors, very delightful, perfect for the cold, windy season here on the mitten.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Black in color and poured out with three fingers of lights brown head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of dark fruit.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and raisins. A good amount of bitterness. Not as sweet as some others.

M: Medium bodied and creamy. Low to medium carbonation. I had expected it to be a bit thicker and fuller bodied.

O: A very good beer. My only complaint is that it was not thicker. I could see myself drinking this again as it is priced better than a lot of other imperial stouts of similar caliber, but it's not my favorite of the style.

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12 Oz. bottle poured into Duvel Tulip
A- Pours a tan fluffy 2 fingers head, opaque black in color, nice head retention, consistent spotty lacing
S- Roasty, sweet chocolate, deep maltieness, some oak and dark fruit. Not very deep but dominated by roasted malts.
T- Nice roasted flavor, sort of burnt. Bitterness, caramel, chocolate, some alcohol as it warms
M- A little thick, smooth and some creaminess, roasted chocolate lingers in the mouth
O- A great year-round Imperial Stout, love that I can get this beer anytime I want. Roasty and Delicious.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,275 ratings
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