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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

9,437 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,437
Reviews: 3,333
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,130 | 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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schnauzeborne

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%

Old Rasputin used to be my favorite beer. One day, I bought a four-pack of OR and a 24 oz. bottle of Guinness Extra Stout, then settled in for the night with what I felt was an adequate amount of good beer. Looking back, I was quite surprised with the similarities between the two beers. In retrospect, Old Rasputin is basically Guinness without the acidic, bitter aftertaste. I know that some people drink Guinness specifically for that vinegary taste, which comes from the brewery reusing samples of their products from previous centuries, so it would be completely understandable if some people prefer Guinness to North Coast Old Rasputin. In my opinion, OR's smoothness and unadulterated chocolate after-taste is highly desirable, and outdoes Guinness by a long-shot. Still, it helped me to realize that there are better options out there. I would recommend Samuel Smith's Oatmeal stout for anyone looking for the next level of delicious stout. For anyone that loves Old Rasputin's taste specifically because of its ability to be delicious while hiding a high alcohol content, I would suggest Weyerbacher's "old Heretic" or "Heresy" stouts, because even though they do not match the sheer tastiness of Old Rasputin, they definitely hide their ABV better than any other beer I have come across, and are in some ways reminiscent of OR's flavor profile.

Old Rasputin, herself, though . . . I highly recommend her. Pick this up whenever you get the chance.

07-09-2013 04:45:07 | More by schnauzeborne
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

07-09-2013 02:29:16 | More by JasonTaverner
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Travis_Faught

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-08-2013 17:24:05 | More by Travis_Faught
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 15:44:57 | More by mrfrancis
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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trentbrown89

California

4/5  rDev -7%

07-08-2013 05:06:51 | More by trentbrown89
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AdamElb

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 03:09:30 | More by AdamElb
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TheRealtor

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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allisonastra

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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npendres

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -53.5%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -4%

Poured from the bottle into an American pint.

A: This brew pours an immense head that is a sandy tan and lasts FOREVER!!! Maps well down the side of the glass. The dark black beer is almost impenetrable by light. Exactly what an imperial Russian stout should look like, and lives up to it's dark and mysterious namesake.

S: Dark and malty, it has a slightly bitter smell to it. Good smell.

T: Boozy. The dark malts are strong and up front with the good solid bitterness. The 9% ABV is tough in a good way.

M: Great and oily like the appearance clues to. The carbonation adds to a spicy and burning feel.

O: A really good brew. The look and smell are great, with a solid taste that is perfect for a cold, harsh winter.

07-07-2013 18:24:42 | More by xseanprimex
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

07-07-2013 16:12:26 | More by BullBearHawk
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Johnny58

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2013 08:04:50 | More by Johnny58
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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clevelandhops

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Liondiscs

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-06-2013 06:38:26 | More by ebrifan
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2013 05:43:10 | More by stealth
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,437 ratings.