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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

9,208 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,208
Reviews: 3,326
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 253
Gots: 1,016 | FT: 32
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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kinger

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My motto is the darker the better, and this time I have met my match. I have heard about Ol' Rasputin and as soon as I stumbled across this fine brew I purchased a couple. Drawn to the great name and label I was intrigued in the high alcohol content. Pours easily with a thin head. This beer is very aromatic and has a thick consistency. The flavor is wonderfully complex to say the least. I was very surprised to discover that the overall flavor hides the strong alcohol content really well. To date this is the best stout I have ever enjoyed. I Will definately keep a few of these in stock for my personal enjoyment. \Additional rating on 12-10-07 of (2) cellared bottles, exact age is uncertain. Opaque, rich brown pour with a 1" thick lasting dark tan head and amazing lacing. Aromas of dark bitter chocolate, chilled coffee, and sharp hops. Alcohol is detectable to the nose. This beer is very full bodied and bitter-sweet. Thick and creamy with a light alcohol burn and smooth finish. Rich flavors of coffee, fudge, burnt and nutty malts. Large chocolate presence and a firm bitterness, the hop flavor really breaks through once the beer warms up some. One of the the first imperial stouts I sampled, and after a couple years it still remains high on the list.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:08:22 | More by kinger
More User Reviews:
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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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Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

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Massachusetts

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,208 ratings.