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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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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It comes in a short, stubby, fearless looking bottle with a design that belongs in the Kremlin.
Pours very dark brown with a frothy mocha head that refuses to dissipate, leaving clouds of lacing on the glass.
Aroma is roasty: notes of dark chocolate, black coffee, slight raisin, toffee, mellow hops and faint alcohol.
Taste is bitter, sweet, rich - notes of dark chocolate, espresso, slight fruit. Mouthfeel is thick. Medium finish: sweet, bitter.

Excellent beer, definitely on of the great Imperial Stouts; very good for a brunch.

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

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

Pours a black as night with a fluffy two inch tan head that resembles whipped cream, lots of lacing.
Exactly what an RIS should look like.
The aroma is outstanding, dark chocolate, roasted malt
Taste, Oh ya! chocolate, charcoal, bitter chocolate and is that a hint of hops? I think so!
Alcohol is subdued to the point of nonexistence.
Creamy and tight carbonation make every sip a pleasure, what a nice stout.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,308 ratings
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