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North Coast Brewing Company Old Rasputin

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A bottle of North Coast Brewing Company Old Rasputin

RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

Old Rasputin

Considered by many to be the standard-bearer for the style, this Russian Imperial Stout from the North Coast Brewing Company is produced in the tradition of 18th-century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia's Catherine the Great. Its label includes a depiction of the 'Mad Monk,' and like the Russian mystic it's named for, Old Rasputin appears dark and sinister. This rich, intense brew sports big flavors and a warming finish thanks to the hefty 9 per cent ABV. Tastes of espresso, mocha, and dark chocolate are matched with a finish of fruity hoppy bitterness, making this a well-rounded and complex beer. Pairing this brew with anything chocolate is a sure thing, but fruity desserts will also work well to balance the deep roasted flavors.

Price: $2 (12 oz.)


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(Updated: 06/07/13 SG)

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