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:
12,162
Reviews:
3,712
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly, this is the first I've had of this ale

A. Pours black with a thick, frothy, amber head that retreats to a mega frothy rim with excellent laces.

S. The nose is dominated by dark roasted malts and hops. Flavors of licorice, burnt toast, charcoal, and booze.

T. The palette certainly goes along with the nose. The flavors are dominated by roasted near burning malts. The major notes are licorice, biscuits, grain, hops, and more licorice.

M. Very smooth and silky. High carbonation. Full body.

O. Very nice. I can see how this established itself as an old school staple stout. The major setback is the roasted to the point of burnt presence in the nose and palate. Otherwise very nice.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,162 ratings.
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