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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

9,516 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,516
Reviews: 3,341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,164 | FT: 34
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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E_Cox

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2013 07:04:52 | More by E_Cox
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EugeBeerFan

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2013 06:27:07 | More by EugeBeerFan
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Bauzen

New York

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%

Dark and chocolatey appearance. Amber foam.

Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. While the flavor follows the nose, it's much more bitter and hoppy than a typical stout in the same class. The finish is dry too. A clean presentation for a serious brew.

Overall, it's one of the best dark beers I've enjoyed on the west coast. A welcome change to a steady stream of IPAs and over-the-top flavored stouts.

07-21-2013 04:49:09 | More by Bauzen
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BucBasil

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured form the 12oz bottle into a large snifter.

A: Black with only the faintest light coming in at the very edges when held to light. Head was 2 fingers thick, creamy, and dark tan to brown color and lasted a while. Vicious looking beer.

S: You can smell this one from a foot or more away. Super roasty with hints of cafe au leait and some mocha and chocolate. Sweet dark fruit note in there buried deep and a touch of alcohol and then covered by caramelized and burnt sugar. Very nice, if intense smelling beer.

T: Almost overwhelmingly packed with flavor. Roasty, almost smoky character right up front, with hints of bittersweet and baker's chocolate all throughout. A bit of coffee shins through with mocha notes and espresso highlights. Finishes bitter with a warming feeling, alcohol and then immediately covered up in the roast again. Dangerous brew.

Overall: an absolute classic. What an imperial stout should be. Very bitter but also having some balanced characteristics of sweetness. Always a good go to.

07-21-2013 04:39:40 | More by BucBasil
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ranger7

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2013 04:00:45 | More by ranger7
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2013 02:52:57 | More by scottDC
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ercxi

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-21-2013 00:03:44 | More by ercxi
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-20-2013 22:01:43 | More by pmarlowe
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mhawg

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 21:52:07 | More by mhawg
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Vuaspeliador

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-20-2013 18:01:07 | More by Vuaspeliador
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myuncle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 10:27:21 | More by myuncle
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 08:04:39 | More by zestar
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WingateWhitley

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 06:48:15 | More by WingateWhitley
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nygannon

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-20-2013 05:58:01 | More by nygannon
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beergil

Montana

4/5  rDev -7%

07-20-2013 01:51:30 | More by beergil
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Roger85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 01:35:56 | More by Roger85
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Iustus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2013 01:01:11 | More by Iustus
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-18-2013 22:15:41 | More by ubenumber2
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BlueWinged35

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-18-2013 20:58:46 | More by BlueWinged35
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barturo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2013 20:39:25 | More by barturo
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twat_waffle

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-18-2013 17:16:27 | More by twat_waffle
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shiggins22

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2013 02:21:32 | More by shiggins22
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Dragonslayer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2013 00:26:50 | More by Dragonslayer
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-17-2013 20:26:49 | More by gpblackgt
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Patandnik

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-17-2013 15:43:17 | More by Patandnik
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,516 ratings.