Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
12,205
Reviews:
3,722
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
601
Gots:
3,016
For Trade:
51
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4-pack $ 8.99

A: No smoke on opening, aggressive pour into a schooner, jet black, creamy head 1 finger thick and tan, nice retention and lacing
S: Caramel malt, sweet, coffee, boozy
T: Perfect hops, rich malt, nice finish, coffee
M: Thick with perfect carbonation, sticky with thick malted barley but not syrupy.
O: I like this beer! perfect balance, rich, 9%, and not too heavy.

I was looking forward to trying this beer. I like the label. It's made in the USA. What's not to like? I would buy more.

OK, I couldn't save any of 4-pack and there may be a new McHaggis on the way, I highly recommend this beer.

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

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Absolutely beautiful RIS. Pours black with a bit of a brown glare. Tan head with large rings of lace. Good lace retention for the style.

S - Rich roasted malts complimented by sweet chocolate and coffee. Seems to have some light grape in the background alongside some caramel.

T - A unique RIS which is bold while having an almost milky composition. The initial rush is of sweet chocolate and caramel while quickly dissipating into bitter hops and roasted malts. The progression is quick fast and concludes with notes of espresso and softer chocolate. I also feel as the beer warms the flavors become more prominent and a little bit of heat reveals itself from the ABV on the back end.

M - A smooth creamy stout with ideal carbonation. This one is rather soft for such a bold beer, which I find fascinating.

O - This is nothing short of a fantastic RIS. If you are into the roasted flavors of a coffee stout and are atune to some sweetness, this is a no-brainer.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,205 ratings.
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