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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

9,156 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,156
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 996 | 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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aquazr1

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-01-2013 04:04:33 | More by aquazr1
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-12-2013 19:33:53 | More by Chris_Panos
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-19-2013 02:21:17 | More by KolbMarley
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-07-2014 19:20:04 | More by mikejonze
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2012 21:31:55 | More by ryancl
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andrewdanks

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2014 18:00:02 | More by andrewdanks
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BrianParsons


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2012 15:00:10 | More by BrianParsons
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2013 03:24:42 | More by MNMike
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 05:37:48 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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dogfishandi

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

4-06-2009 - fresh bottle.

poured from 12 oz bottle at cellar temp into pint glass. pours black with some very nice looking mocha colored head. pretty nice retention. only a little bit of lacing.

on the nose, theres a lot of solvent like alcohol, chocolate, and some nice roasted malts.

big complex taste to this one. nice roasty, chocolatey malty taste in the begining that settles out to a slight hop bitterness. alcohol is a little present.

heavy mouthfeel, that for some reason, almost seems a little lighter than it actually is. very smooth for such a big beer. pretty drinkable considering the body and the ABV. but id prolly be done after 2 of these. i reccommend this to all, go get it.
4-4-4.5-4-4 = A-

4-30-2011 - about 2 years of age.

12oz. bottle pulled from my cellar that, if i remember correctly, was from the same 4 pack as the above review. purchased 4-5-2009, no bottling date, but i would imagine it has been in the bottle well over 2 years.

pours out opaque black with just a small fizzy head that pretty quickly turned into just the slightest ring. no lace, nice sticky legs however. it was a very slow pour, but there was no retention.

aromas of heavily roasted malt and dark fruits primarily. some coffee and alcohol behind.

again lots of roasted malt. also some dark fruits, rich malts, coffee, bits of cocoa, some alcohol in there, but from what i remember its subdued a bit, no longer really solvent like. hop bitterness in the finish? nice roasty choco aftertaste.

as it did 2 years ago, the mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, still chewy and big bodied, but (i hate to say it) almost a touch watery? smooth

i drank this too fast, now that the alcohol has simmered down a bit, its definatly more drinkable. it has definatly changed over time, but its not really for better or worse, i might lean just a bit towards better, but its not something i would go out of my way to age again. i do however, wish i had another right now.
3.5-4-4.5-3.5-4.5 = A-

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 04:34:01 | More by dogfishandi
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro-tap at Tyler's (Carrboro, NC) into a pint glass.

A: Massive mocha head, much lighter than it is from the bottle or on draft without the nitro infussion. Crazy thick lacing.

S: Roasted malt, a bit musty and not too dissimilar to Ron Burgundy's place: he has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany.

T: Espresso, tofee, burnt malt & dark chocolate sweet in the finish.

M: Creamy (nitro) and sweet, fully coating the mouth upfront and ending with a thinner bitterness.

O: Potent beer milkshake.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-13-2012 17:24:21 | More by Mantooth
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PubRider

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-10-2014 18:15:40 | More by PubRider
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wehttam

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2014 20:54:47 | More by wehttam
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2013 03:55:22 | More by amstokesdb9
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2014 21:11:57 | More by kwkdmk
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-03-2013 16:52:03 | More by timontheroad
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-26-2013 20:25:29 | More by SPRichard
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black, like strong coffee, with a cappuccino colored head that really is quite lovely; leaves lacing all the way down the glass and the head maintained the whole time. the taste really is what makes this a great buy and i was happy to find it. at first you get hit with a sweet chocolate taste and then after that one gets the taste of almost a deep burnt coffee that offsets the sweet that initially hits the tongue as i was sitting here typing this the burnt coffee taste has almost transformed into the deep cocoa taste of a deep deep chocolate; this mixed with just the right amount of carbonation that seems to fit the contrasts of tastes very well. I think the whole taste pattern also goes well with the amount of alcohol in the brew as the alcohol sort of hits and adds flavor to the lasting taste. moreover, it really does warm you and make you feel like you just enjoyed that cup of strong coffee.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 02:58:37 | More by jeonseh
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-16-2013 13:11:56 | More by mtpHokie
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2011 23:04:24 | More by dsauter
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-22-2014 17:42:14 | More by cmwilliq
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-02-2013 18:15:18 | More by striker2160
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mattdbh

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-23-2012 06:28:55 | More by mattdbh
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2012 22:24:44 | More by ltdantheman
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kslsc400

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2012 00:35:29 | More by kslsc400
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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