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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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4.3/5
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12,330 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#502
Reviews:
3,748
Ratings:
12,330
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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pours black with a 1 finger hight head tan in color. medium retention. leaving behind spotty lacing

nice coffee/chocolate/ nutty aroma

coffee a little smokey, nutty, and chocolate on the plate

pretty light bodied for a stout higher carbonation than expected but very easy to drink

overall. solid russian imperial

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T/M: It smells good, but it tastes even better. This is a really complex taste profile, with coffee/chocolate stout maltiness blending with hop bitterness and floral flavors, and a bit of alcohol warming on the back end. Each sip seems to explode in the mouth, offering up multiple layers of intense flavors. It has a nice creamy stout feel but the taste is what's really distinctive.

O: A really powerful RIS that really stands out.

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2010 Vintage

A- A thin mid-mocha head resides on a black beer. Average head retention and some lacing.

S- Deep cocoa aromas with some hops involved.

T- Rich chocolate maltiness, hint of coffee. Hop heavy on the tail end of each sip. ABV detectors would agree witht he stated 9%abv.

M- Medium to medium thick mouthfeel, creamy. Adequate carbonation for an impy stout..

D/O- Now this is a meal in a glass. Easily accessible in Anywhere, USA. This wins 'best bang for your buck' constantly. One of my first loves in the world of craft beer...can't believe it took me this long to get a review in of it.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,330 ratings
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