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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

9,412 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,412
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,116 | FT: 35
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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MikieV

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-15-2012 20:48:02 | More by MikieV
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Patchmaster

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

What you read is what you get from this classic RIS. I could imagine this beer being served at a round table in the mid century. Nothing unusual out of the beer or pretentious. This just nails what an RIS originally was.

A - A dark black with a small lacing hits the glass. Not much lacing. This has a minimal head.

S - Immediately the smell of cocoa and coffee beans hit you.

T - This has a very smooth texture with strong flavoring of dark chocolate. I think I just drank a Hershey Dark Chocolate candy bar.

M - Smooth, Creamy and a great mix of carbonation. This beer is right on.

D - I prefer this on a cold winters night, but this beer satisfies my craving every time.

I love this simplistic approach to an old style beer. I guess that's what makes it so popular and the first RIS for most people to venture into.

08-15-2010 03:27:08 | More by Patchmaster
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2012 01:05:04 | More by NoProblem
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 23:14:32 | More by ericj551
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-30-2013 23:30:18 | More by CheftoDeath
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BrewStrong2156

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2014 16:06:51 | More by BrewStrong2156
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-06-2014 21:53:34 | More by JohnnyK
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thefullpython


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-12-2012 08:06:13 | More by thefullpython
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BeerTwigs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-11-2014 18:34:15 | More by BeerTwigs
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Bdonschill

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2013 02:40:33 | More by Bdonschill
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VonZipper

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2012 17:38:38 | More by VonZipper
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mykill84

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2014 21:37:27 | More by mykill84
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doubleipa

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Stouts are becoming more and more one of my favorite styles and the Rasputin is near the top of the list. This baby pours black. Big thick head that mostly diminishes. Big time strong coffee aroma and wonderful dark chocolate. Taste matches the smell, for the most part. Not much of an alcohol taste, but one can feel the warmth. This is right on style. I've had this on tap and in the bottle. This is great and relatively cheap and accessible RIS.

04-21-2006 16:55:32 | More by doubleipa
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2012 01:17:04 | More by MSandahl23
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2012 20:14:17 | More by DMc8ride
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jgreenearrow

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a rich, deep, dark brown that is just shy of black in color. There is a nice thick, foamy head that bubbles from the bottom.
S: Rich roasted malts in the nose with some espresso character.
T: This beer tastes like roasted malt, espresso, chocolate heaven. Bitter espresso and dark chocolate starts the sip with some sweet roasted malts sneaking in in the middle. There is a slight alcohol finish.
M: This is a thick, well carbonated beer. Very smooth and rich.
D: Overall, this is an excellent beer. I really enjoy this stout!

03-07-2011 02:19:38 | More by jgreenearrow
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kj8525

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-04-2014 01:27:55 | More by kj8525
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-07-2014 05:44:23 | More by loverofthecraft
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mitch3114

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-12-2013 02:31:50 | More by mitch3114
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Ssilvey

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2012 12:16:24 | More by Ssilvey
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2012 01:31:03 | More by bpowers315
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jumbopanda

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2012 04:46:50 | More by jumbopanda
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rygo88

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2012 18:57:54 | More by rygo88
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erjbeer

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2013 00:26:23 | More by erjbeer
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HillbillyBike

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2011 01:09:22 | More by HillbillyBike
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,412 ratings.