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

Poured from tap into pint at Yardhouse Hallandale Beach. Pours a pitch black with thick tan head. It looks fantastic. Smells of clean roasted marshmallow malts and grain. Taste is of roasted grainy malts. Slightly chocolatey but mostly bitter malts. Some sweet campfire roasted mallow notes.
This beer on nitro is soo smooth so I gave it a 5 for mouthfeel. Its smooth without being too airy. Overall, great brew and I probably gave it a bigger number due to the nitro tap.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark, can't-see-light-through-it-dark-Cola kind of way, with fine, dark and persistent head with moderate lacing. Nose is dark, substantial, sweet, aged with moderate alcohol presence and roasted malt (need I tell?). Taste is strong, cooked, char-like coffee, dark chocolate, some dried fruit and plum-like flavors, and ethanol prominence, but well balanced with a bitterness that is decidedly not really a hoppy kind of bitterness after all. Taste profile does not modulate considerably over time. Mouth-feel is meal-like, substantive and filling. Pleasant overall, but I'm not so much big on the style, thinking I need to have a more refined taste in cheese to go along with this steak-of-a-beer-like brew.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

always good to revisit an old favorite, last week was troegenator, week before siberian night, these are all 3 outstanding beers at great value.

standard opaque black, huge, thick head, lots of bubbles and gorgeous chocolate mocha color. absolutely the best head ive seen on any beer.

aroma just ok, roast and a little smoke, but nice and rich. the head tastes like chocolate marshmallow, leading to nice dark roast, lots of hops mid palate and in the finish that lingers for quite some time. nicely bitter and the hops complement rather than overpower the beer. the mouthfeel gets a little oily and slick, and my impression last night was the first 12 oz were better than the second 12, but couple years ago i would think nothing of going thru a 4 pak in one night. now i settle for two, and thankfully pass on the hangover.

overall very good, very satisfying, but i like siberian night a little better.

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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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