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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,217 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,217
Reviews: 3,327
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 256
Gots: 1,020 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001)
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle (no date on bottle) poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Poured a very persistent tan 1/4" thick head. Good lacing as I drank it down - sometimes in thick sheets. The beer is quite black and there is maybe, just maybe, a hint of brown glow in the entire thing when held up to the light. Otherwise it's opaque.

Smell: Alcohol, fruit/prunes, some hops, and chocolate notes all rolled up into one. Very nice.

Taste: Quite good. Rich bittersweet chocolate up front, followed by a balanced bitter finish with hop and coffee flavors. At times the beer reminds me of a dark chocolate covered espresso bean.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Not thick and goes down really easy. Carbonation isn't very noticable - not that this is a problem.

Drinkability: Despite the high alcohol I think I could go for another. Went well with a meal (Italian seasoned beef and noodles) and I know it would go well with a dessert as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 22:53:42 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
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InI

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from bottle into glass

A: black as midnight; 2 finger head dark mocha in color; leaves good lacing as you drink

S: very roasty malty coffee like aromas smells delicious

T: malty, a little smoky espresso like at first you taste the alcohol and not in a bad way after a few the boozy taste subsides and all that remains is a delicious hot chocolate coffee like beverage that has you craving more

M: creamy and full bodied great subsistancy not too thick

O: an excellent brew; if you find this quad for under $10 you better buy it! best i've seen it is $8.99 (so far)

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 04:50:23 | More by InI
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Cjm309105


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-01-2014 03:32:06 | More by Cjm309105
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JSSmith


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-01-2014 02:31:45 | More by JSSmith
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hopnotch760

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-01-2014 00:01:53 | More by hopnotch760
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Berls_McSquirrels

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-31-2014 23:50:32 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
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Asrugan

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7%

07-31-2014 23:23:28 | More by Asrugan
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TheOakKing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2014 23:03:00 | More by TheOakKing
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Westyn

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2014 17:34:46 | More by Westyn
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wdowney

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-31-2014 15:30:41 | More by wdowney
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet. 12oz to a snifter

Pours pitch black with two fingers of moderately dark mocha foam, no real visibility. Good retention and lacing, low carbonation keeping it afloat

Smell is dark and thick, roast espresso and dark chocolate on the front. Lighter notes of fig and other dark fruits along with licorice and molasses. Finishes with a touch of alcohol

Taste follows well with the nose. Upfront chocolate and coffee malts, followed by fig and a bit of cherry. Licorice and toffee are subtle but present. Ends with a little bit of booze

Feel is thick and creamy, very bitter for a stout. Alcohol gives it a nice warmth as it goes down, very sippable

Overall a favorite go to imperial stout. Always solid and at the right price

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 07:46:44 | More by lordofstarside
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Thereformedtheo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-31-2014 05:16:02 | More by Thereformedtheo
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Alexander_Brittain


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-31-2014 02:27:54 | More by Alexander_Brittain
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docrtaylor


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-31-2014 02:01:34 | More by docrtaylor
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bmatz1965


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 20:20:48 | More by bmatz1965
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BradleySig

California

4/5  rDev -7%

07-30-2014 18:59:57 | More by BradleySig
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burnzgtm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

07-30-2014 18:41:59 | More by burnzgtm
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Ian_B

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2014 06:28:12 | More by Ian_B
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BiteTheBullet

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2014 03:23:09 | More by BiteTheBullet
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skipxtracer

New York

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First time trying old Rasputin. Poured very dark brown though not black with tan head that died fairly quickly leaving a lot of lacing. Great aroma of coffee and leather. Mouthfeel is perfect, crisp. This is a really well balanced stout. Taste definitely has chocolate and coffee notes but mostly just delicious malts. Not over poweringly anything but delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:44:06 | More by skipxtracer
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DinnerTheaterBrew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 01:01:02 | More by DinnerTheaterBrew
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jrstamp

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-29-2014 20:25:09 | More by jrstamp
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AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-29-2014 15:12:20 | More by AmericaGWShark
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illy0sis

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-29-2014 13:31:30 | More by illy0sis
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-29-2014 11:31:33 | More by Schmoog
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,217 ratings.