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North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
A beer by: North Coast Brewing Company
from Fort Bragg, CA, United States
 
Score:
4.037
ABV:
9%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
137
IBU:
75
Last Updated:
5/28/2011 12:27:34 AM
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Beer Description:
Contrary to the geography suggested by the name, Russian Imperial Stout was originally brewed in 18th Century England. The name evolved as the Russian Imperial Court developed an early appreciation for this big, intense brew and provided a ready and eager export market.

It's been speculated that no one had a greater appreciation for this rich, roasty elixir than Rasputin, the mystic wag (and favorite of the ladies of the court), who contributed to the ultimate downfall of Czar Nicholas II.

Rasputin is probably best remembered for his dramatic exit. Having been deemed politically expendable, he was fed poisoned wine and tea cakes by his rivals. Surviving that, he was shot several times - whereupon he attacked his assailants. He finally succumbed when bound and stuffed through a hole in the ice to drown in the River Neva. Legends that attribute his tenacity to his appetite for Russian Imperial Stout are unproven.

A rich, intense brew with a robust palate, a fruity nose and a warming finish. Very complex.
 
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Overall rank102 of 45057
Overall percentile99.8
Style rank32 of 1587
Style percentile98
Lowest score0
Highest score4.9
Average score4.061
Weighted score4.037
Standard deviation0.535
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