North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 4041   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

The Old Rasputin brand image is a drawing of Rasputin with a phrase in Russian encircling it—A sincere friend is not born instantly.

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4.1
Zilverenmaan (336) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2018
Poors ink black with thin chocolate head. Aroma soft coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, light alcohol, rich. Taste lots of coffee, well balanced with decent amount of hops, some dark fruits, vanilla. Hops lingering, dominating after a while, slightly dry aftertaste. MF very thick, creamy. The hops overpower the richness a bit too much for my taste. Otherwise an excellent stout.

4.1
beer_rookie (727) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Pours a very dark red, very nearly black color. One finger brown head. Okay retention, excellent lacing. Despite the dark color, I see floaties in there.

Aroma is dark roasted malts. Smoke, char. Licorice, dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste is sweet. Dark malts. Dark fruit, especially cherry. Licorice. Smoke and char.

Mouthfeel is full bodied. Heavy. Sweet and bitter. Well balanced.

Overall, it’s very good. I’ve had this for a while, and I was somewhat afraid of it. I haven’t had very many imperial stouts, and all have been pretty bad. But this is different. This one beer has changed my mind about the style. I would buy it again, and would recommend it. I’m impressed.

4.1
cruik (49) - - FEB 5, 2018
Dark, inky pour with a brown head. Smell is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is dark coffee. Quite bitter and nicely acidic. Very tasty.

3.6
GregMooreNH (389) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Pours black with heavy head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is chocolate and molasses, warming to a heavy hop backbone. Finish is slightly bitter was some roast smoothing it out. A good imperial stout.

4.5
julesxxl (532) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 16, 2018
(nez torréfié, choco, ester, réglisse, fruit noir, épaisse, riche, rétro amer-sec-caféiné, length crème fouettée hop)

4.1
hamilton_w (287) - - JAN 13, 2018
Roasted malty aroma. Black color, medium brown head. Light to medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Medium to full body, long finish.

4.4
drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - JAN 10, 2018
9%ABV. Russian Imperial Stout. Poured out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has chocolate, coffee, dark toffee, deep roasted nut aroma suggesting praline pecans and roasted cashews. Sweet malty, boozy on the nose as well. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light with pronounced carbonation. Palate is not cloying at all! There is a brief hint of malt sweetness right on the front. Amazingly drinkable with deep roasty bitter with roasted malt, black coffee, charcoal. Hop flavors are resin and sap. Finish is medium with hoppy, charcoal, and sweet. Goes on Favorites List!

4.8
CigaRobbieBrews (26) - - JAN 8, 2018
I was in Düsseldorf Germany and I found this beer it was chock full of Richey goodness like when you were a kid and your Cocoa Puffs would sit in the milk for a long time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
MatChar (128) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle. Appearance: dark black, with dark brown low to medium foam, fading rather quickly. Smell: chocolate, coffee, some hops dankness. Taste: notes of chocolate and roasted coffee with nice red/dark fruit aromas, smooth caramel maltiness, medium bitterness, very nice texture and feel for ABV and style. Overall: this is a world class Russian Imperial Stout, living up to its reputation.

3.6
vcsa (83) - - DEC 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Appearance: Pours dark brown to black with a creamy head, with good lacing. 5/5 Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. 6/10 Taste: Sweet coffee, followed by chocolate and roasted nuts. Long bitter finish with warming alcohol. 8/10 Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonated. Smooth and creamy. 5/5 Overall 12/20


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