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:
12,210
Reviews:
3,722
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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In my opinion, this is the defining beer for its style: the imperial stout. This is not to say that this is the smoothest stout out there - forget drinking it anything other than COLD. I have never had the privilege of having this on tap, but for me this rivals some of the best stouts in the game.

A lot of beer drinkers condemn stouts for their usual strong presence of a coffee flavor, and while this does not have a strong coffee flavor, its "stout" flavor is omnipresent. It certainly has the creaminess of a stout, but I would say the mouthfeel is not as delightfully smooth as most stouts (I am unfairly comparing it to my last stout, deschutes obsidian on nitro), but this must certainly be because of the abv this bad boy packs.

Wouldn't recommend this for the faint,
Wouldn't recommend this for the anti-coffee type,

If you're not in either of these categories, trying this is a must

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,210 ratings.
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