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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

9,161 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,161
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 249
Gots: 999 | 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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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-09-2014 13:27:52 | More by MattSharpless
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

02-28-2012 01:34:54 | More by stevefinny
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h2k2c

California

4/5  rDev -7%

06-22-2013 21:54:10 | More by h2k2c
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ChuckfinnelyBN

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2013 20:03:47 | More by ChuckfinnelyBN
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MenInVen

Australia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-12-2013 23:05:42 | More by MenInVen
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Everton


4/5  rDev -7%

05-20-2012 22:00:28 | More by Everton
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep pitch black color with a mocha colored head and tons of residual lacing. Smells of malts, dark fruits, and roasted goodness. Tastes much the same with prunes, plums, roasted malts, a little smokiness, strong hops and some hints of coffee. Mouthfeel is very nice and drinkability is high.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 23:37:33 | More by TheKingofWichita
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eggs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

02-17-2014 06:23:42 | More by eggs
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MaltAndHopsFC


4/5  rDev -7%

01-05-2013 21:49:00 | More by MaltAndHopsFC
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VirginiaJeff1

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

05-21-2013 19:27:50 | More by VirginiaJeff1
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am a big fan of the Imperial Stout, so I was looking forward to this one. Pours a dark dark brown with no transparency. The head is tannish and poured to a thickeness of 1 inch. There is a fair amount of sticky lace at the top of the glass that goes away toward the bottom.

The aroma is of strong coffee, a bitter smell. Very malty and toffee smelling as well. The taste is much like a bitter, strong coffee. It is not thick as some stouts I have tasted. The aftertaste is like a bitter dark chocolate. The one thing apparent in the taste is the strong alcohol flavor. At 9%, it is not surprising, although some beers are better at masking the alcohol flavor than others. This one does not hide it, thus the reason for the drinkability sliding down the scale a little.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2004 22:41:47 | More by abcsofbeer
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jlindsey

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

12-17-2012 05:54:23 | More by jlindsey
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RustyM

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

05-11-2014 21:16:27 | More by RustyM
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PJHOY

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

01-17-2013 20:28:59 | More by PJHOY
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

07-06-2014 06:56:29 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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hishoosh

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

07-09-2013 23:05:42 | More by hishoosh
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cuy50

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

06-13-2012 21:46:23 | More by cuy50
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NorCalBeer

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-27-2013 06:05:41 | More by NorCalBeer
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TheHopfather

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

assuming 2011 bottle poured into DFH signature glass

A- pitch black with 2 finger khaki colored head. When held up to light, nothing but black is evident.

S- a bit boozy. dark fruit, with a bit of chocolate. Roasty stout aroma.

T- Dry and boozy, yet doesn't taste too "hot" if that even makes sense. Roasty stout flavor with hints of dark fruit and the classic slight coffee and chocolate.

M- Thick mouthfeel. the more mouthfeel the better in my mind, and this one does not disappoint. Quite impressive compared to my expectations.

D- This one is fairly drinkable for the style. the mouthfeel impedes it, but the taste doesn't burn out the pallet nor overpower the tastebuds.

O- without counting the value into review, this one is still a great solid RIS. I plan on getting plenty of this to age and experiment with as it is so cost effective. Buy in bulk and buy often.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:01:12 | More by TheHopfather
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hwwty4

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

12-17-2011 03:17:47 | More by hwwty4
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BrandonSeal

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

02-03-2014 17:15:21 | More by BrandonSeal
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Stimack

New York

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was able to give this brew a try the other evening, my first experience with Old Rasputin. It pored to a pitch-black color allowing no light to filter through. Had a frothy dark tan head that was slow to break down leaving a nice amount of lacing through the first half of the brew. The aromas are of dark malts, coffee or espresso, dark fruit, chocolate and a few other things that seem to be hard to pinpoint. The taste is very warming as you do notice a nice slight alcohol flavor that goes perfect with the tastes of chocolate and coffee and has the right amount of hop at the end. This is a very good brew one to be enjoyed during the cold winter. Now with the accolades for this brew here is a little take away, I do feel that I have had better Imperial Stouts in the past but this is right up there!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2005 16:14:31 | More by Stimack
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gentle pour produces a black beer with some dark ruby highlights around the edges near the glass. A virtually non-existent tan head clings to the side of the glass but disappears on it's way toward the middle. The aroma is pleasant with chocolate and roasted malts, as well as some raspberry overtones. Upon tasting it provides a dark chocolate - almost burnt - flavor with a slight alcohol finish. Bitter and a little bit hot in the mouth, this is definitely a sipping beer, but enjoyable and satisfying nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2006 04:46:05 | More by Jacobob10
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2011 08:07:36 | More by ej285701
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bman_85

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

06-17-2014 02:58:34 | More by bman_85
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,161 ratings.