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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,191
Reviews:
3,720
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can see why this is so popular. Roasted malts balanced by a pleasant bitterness, with tones of complexity to boot. It also warms nicely, which allows the chocolate and coffee flavors to bloom. The bottle I had wasn't especially creamy, to my disappointment. I think I'll revisit Old Rasputin with the hope the I'll get a better bottle, but this is how I feel about it for now.

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

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with almost four fingers of very active light brown head. Recedes to a film atop the beer.

S: Very strong roasted malts with a mixture of dark and milk chocolate, though light. Some piney hops in the background.

T: Starts out with a bitter hoppiness that is quickly followed by roasted malts, espresso, and dark and milk chocolate. The bitterness is a bit strong for me, but fortunately it's accompanied by great stout characteristics. As it warms, it gets better - the roast and chocolate become more apparent, and the bitterness less so.

M: Fairly thick with creamy carbonation.

O: A solid Russian Imperial Stout. Very roasty with great milk and dark chocolate flavor, but a bit too bitter for my liking. If it was a bit sweeter, it'd be phenomenal.

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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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