Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
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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: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Notes from 08/17/12
12oz bottle to my FW snifter

A: Pours a deep and dense dark color that appears black at first gaze. Shows more of a dark chestnut brown around the edges. Nice thick head of brown butter cream that holds tight with micro bubbles eventually receding to just a swirl. Some light streaks of lace.

S: The aroma opens with a real nice brownie batter chocolate sweetness that melds with dark roasted grains, burnt caramels, some smoky char and a light licorice note. There is a hint of warming booze noted as well.

T: Flavors open with robust blackened malts, dark chocolate truffles, and notes of toffee. I get a touch of licorice in the background combined with some ashy char and wet earthy woods. There is an upper level of bitterness as this is darn hoppy and some elements of pine throughout. Bitter but nicely balanced. Sharp alcoholic kick in the end. Such a good off-the-shelf stout. Intensely flavored.

M: Feel is quite frothy lending a somewhat lighter feel. Just super creamy and silky smooth. Body is fair and quite even for an Impy. Has a great oily coating.

D: A classic take on the American RIS. Very approachable in that it offers some real nice balance. Rich and robust with dark roast flavors. Nice hoppy presence. A bit of a sipper that you will find goes down quite smooth. Highly recommended if you are looking to get into 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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