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:
12,233
Reviews:
3,727
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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Appearance - Dark, opaque, black body, very fine carbonation makes a small amount of creamy light brown head. Classic and inviting stout characteristics.

Smell - Heavy, roasty,chocolaty, and slightly smoky aroma

Taste - The thick, dark, chocolaty malt dominates the begininning of the taste and smoothy gives way to a slight bitter tinge of hops at the end of the taste. A very well balanced flavor, and drinkable. A well crafted beer and example of what a stout should be.

Mouthfeel - Thick, smooth, creamy, and delightful

Overall - A great example of a Russian Imperial stout that is readily available in most places. A must have

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,233 ratings.
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