Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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4.3/5
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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:
#548
Reviews:
3,779
Ratings:
12,478
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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This is a tremendous imperial stout. That being said, it is a little lacking in the hoppiness that characterizes most of these beer types, and it could use a little more of that. Otherwise, it's all quite solid. It pours pitch black with a small tan head that sticks around for quite a long time. It smells mostly like chocolate. The taste is similar. The overwhelming flavor in this beer is of chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little sticky and smooth, very pleasant. Overall, this is a world-class RIS that I would highly recommend to anyone.

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a: pitch black. two and a half fingers of head from an aggressive pour, the colour of heavily-milked/creamed coffee

s: chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits, licorice, hints of coffee

t: dark fruits up front, then chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, and caramel in that order. finishes with a pretty strong coffee-like bitterness. slight alcohol. great stuff

m: light-to-medium body and somewhat watery which is bugging me, it's really not fitting for the style. little to no carbonation

o: needs significant improvement in the mouthfeel department. otherwise, a very delicious imperial stout with a lovely aroma and loads of flavour. it's great that this beer is very affordable and accessible too

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Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,478 ratings