Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, a Russian-style Imperial Stout by North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is a Russian-style Imperial Stout that’s brewed by North Coast Brewing Co. And for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a 12 oz. bottle.


This stout pours an opaque black and is topped by a thick head of tan foam that reduces slowly. A soapy ring of residue clings to the sides of the glass while the head slowly recedes.


Aroma is sweet at the start with molasses and chocolate. As the beer warms, roast malt takes over. backed by a hint of booze.

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The palate follows the nose, beginning with sugary molasses and chocolate. Balance succeeds thereafter with flavors of licorice, espresso, earthy woods, herbal hops, and a touch of warming alcohol. Finishes sweetly with more chocolate.


The feel is smooth and creamy with a full body and low carbonation.


The Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is darn near syrupy, but that being said, I couldn’t wait to take another sip. Overall, it’s a rich and complex brew that doesn’t disappoint. It’s certainly deserving of the numerous accolades it’s received over the years.

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