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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

9,201 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,201
Reviews: 3,325
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 252
Gots: 1,012 | 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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antoines15

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2013 00:46:55 | More by antoines15
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wknight167

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apearance - Pours near black with just a hint of red when held up to the light. A one finger, fine bubble light brown head lasts longer than the beer does. Lacing is more like a wall than anything else.

Nose- Solid roast malt, coffee, chocolate with some nuttiness and sweetness showing through.

Palate- Slightly sweeter than expected, but not in a bad way. Tastes as you would expect from the nose, but with toffee, and licorice notes.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, FULL bodied, medium carbonation.

Drinkability- Finishing one makes me want another.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 09:58:23 | More by wknight167
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 05:44:40 | More by RandyBoBandy
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chalkfullof

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2012 03:48:38 | More by chalkfullof
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SMiles1976

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 19:38:25 | More by SMiles1976
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J_Beloved

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 23:51:57 | More by J_Beloved
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2012 07:30:46 | More by shelby415
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Veebz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-20-2013 03:47:05 | More by Veebz
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2014 04:21:42 | More by shigg85
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dspencer714


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2012 22:53:20 | More by dspencer714
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RaggaD

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-06-2013 14:00:56 | More by RaggaD
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-07-2013 23:42:43 | More by Axnjxn
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2014 21:48:15 | More by Lehighace06
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2013 19:20:42 | More by hollywood_15063
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frozenjogurt

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2012 05:51:39 | More by frozenjogurt
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VeggieNugget

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2012 22:08:09 | More by VeggieNugget
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ChuckStingray

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2011 07:29:00 | More by ChuckStingray
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Rainier

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-21-2013 04:49:37 | More by Rainier
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Leinie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2013 01:59:42 | More by Leinie
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-30-2013 21:14:19 | More by rodlavers
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John11486

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-21-2012 18:49:04 | More by John11486
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Bcarson7287

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2013 04:11:26 | More by Bcarson7287
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drt72

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2013 19:09:39 | More by drt72
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MobBarley

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stunningly black beer pours with a slick thickness. A nice creamy tan head billows up but flees before I can really take it in. Moderate lacing in the glass. Aroma is all roasted malts and a slight alcholic tang. Notes of licorice and chicory are fleeting but round out the smell nicely. Taste is sublime, especially at cellar temperature. A bitter roastiness makes a quick entrance and sticks to the mouth throughout. There are interesting notes of strong, real maple syrup, horehound and something almost camphoracious. The finish is sweet and smooooth. A lovely hop bitterness with some mineral notes lingers. Mouthfeel is akin to cooled-down hot chocolate. Certainly not refreshing, but one hell of a smooth Imperial stout. A true "meal-in-a-bottle" beer. Drinkability is fantastic one one hand, because of the unique flavors and smooth feel. Conversely, the high ABV makes it a serious sipping beer, which is detrimental in my opinion. This is an altogether stupendous beer, and I am not just saying that because it was brewed in my hometown!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2004 04:37:06 | More by MobBarley
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piconaut

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2012 05:43:53 | More by piconaut
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,201 ratings.