Full Review

North Coast Brewing Co.

North Coast Brewing Co.
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

North Coast Brewing Co.
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Ebony color. Hoppy aromas of toasted rice, tangerine, herb butter, and dried mango with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity full body and a warming, elegant, long cocoa powder, roasted cherry, whipped cream, lemon pepper, dried fruit, and curry finish. A craveable hoppy Imperial stout that is superbly balanced.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: toasted rice, tangerine, herb butter, and dried mango
Taste Flavor: cocoa powder, roasted cherry, whipped cream, lemon pepper, dried fruit, and curry
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, Roquefort, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A craveable hoppy Imperial stout that is superbly balanced.

The Producer

North Coast Brewing

The Producer
455 N. Main ST.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
USA
1 707-964-2739

Imperial Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial stouts are dense, opaque black in color and strong in alcohol, typically ranging from 6.5-12%. These beers usually have a note of sweetness and contain burnt cocoa and dried fruit flavors. They are stronger versions of the original stout style and were first brewed by the British to withstand the rigors of export to Russia and the Baltic states. The style was nearly extinct until its revival by the British brewer Samuel Smiths in the early 1980s. In recent years, imperial stouts have been embraced by US craft brewers and are quickly becoming staples of many brewers’ growing seasonal portfolios. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Imperial Stout, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Deschutes The Abyss and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.