Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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:
#540
Reviews:
3,771
Ratings:
12,453
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: thick, 3 finger brown head. Pitch black. Nicely carbed.

S: dark fruit, chocolate, molasses.

T: molasses, thick black coffee, lingering bitterness, sharp alcohol bite, more booze, roastiness.

M: dry, leaves mouth feeling like a desert with a hint of alcohol emanating out.

O: would definitely stave off the cold in russia. I'm sure rasputins fermaltahyded phallace would also be engorged even in the frightfully coldest of nights. All things aside. Wonderfully drinkable. Great for the style.

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Served from a bottle into a Delirium tulip glass.

A - Poured dark brown with light brown one-finger head. No light penetration.

S - Smells of coffee and roasted malt

T - Taste starts off a bit hoppy. Chocolate and coffee tastes with a warm alcohol finish.

M - Light carbonation. Intense flavor but goes down smooth. Very good beer.

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No freshness date; Poured in a snifter.

A - Two inch creamy tan head with nice retention; Pitch black in color; Nice lacing left all around the glass

S - Notes of tobacco, molasses, licorice, toffee, and some sugary sweetness; Faint alcohol smell present amongst the very malty aroma

T - Tobacco, molasses, sugary malts, and a touch of licorice in the beginning that turns into toasty caramel flavors in the back end with mild alcohol warmth; A bit of chocolate and subtle dark fruits, like raisins, are present throughout the taste; Slight bitterness felt in the finish

M - Low to medium carbonation; Full bodied; Semi-dry finish; Some warmth from the alcohol detected

O - With a name like Old Rasputin, you know this beer is going to bring some serious flavor and heat. The complexity of the flavor was very enjoyable and robust and, in combination with the alcohol warmth, made for a nice beer to knock the chill off. I understand why this beer is so popular as it's a great representation of the RIS style.

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Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,453 ratings