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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

9,408 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,408
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,112 | 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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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pure black with two fingers of milky tan head, big thick lacing all around the sides.
S - Dark roasted chocolates, hazelnut, a tad skunky, some milk chocolate, sweet roasted malt.
T - Lush creamy milky chocolate tones bitter roasts that make for a nice balance.
M - Velvet creamy milky, amazing.
O - One of the best RIS you can get its super silky smooth full chocolate flavor.

12-30-2013 01:21:24 | More by Omnium
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle poured into pint glass

A: Half a finger head, with weak lacing. There doesn’t appear to be much carbonation at all. Vaguely translucent, giving off a subtle crimson glow. Looks like crude oil.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, bitter coffee. A remote sweetness lurks somewhere in this layered aroma.

T: Initial malt flavor, maybe some caramel, coffee bean bitterness but well balanced. Might be some toffee. Has a transient sweetness possibly from some dark fruits, prunes? The hoppiness presents itself when allowed to mature on the tongue a bit.

M: Not as thick as I expected, very light carbonation. Not very dry, smooth with little after taste. A creamier character arrives as it approaches room temperature.

O: After engaging in some debauchery with old Rasputin, I can say I’m up for round two. This is an excellent stout for wintertime drinkin’. This was recommended to me by a rando in my local beer distributor, and I’m glad I took him up on it. A must try as far as imperial stouts are concerned. Until we meet again.

12-20-2013 00:21:30 | More by ZagZagg
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Guess2814

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

Great beer! I love the label.. Dark look with a coffee bean taste and smell. Not a huge mouthful but it has a nice stout taste that's smooth but packs a punch. I need to have a few more to get a better judgement but for the couple of times I've had it. I like it.

06-05-2014 01:09:30 | More by Guess2814
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clay_i

Georgia

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

08-07-2014 06:32:41 | More by clay_i
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nUgZ

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown/black color with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Very sweet smelling roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, and some fruit as well.

T: Lots of roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, and some hops. Nice bitterness for a stout. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: This is a very solid RIS. I'll gladly drink it anytime.

01-08-2013 23:44:11 | More by nUgZ
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Celtics17

California

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

It looks like a soda when pouring. It's a very dark, and thick looking beer. The head last long, and it's very effective.
This Imperial Stout lived up to the hype for me. It wasn't playing on to many notes. It hit the right amount of smoke, and chocolate notes. I taste some Almond as well.

North Coast doesn't disappoint much, if at all. When it comes to stouts. This one is in my top 5.

07-22-2013 05:13:22 | More by Celtics17
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz bottle with no date

Pours out a very black shade of brown. Pillowy dark mocha head with staying power and spotty lacing that doesn't stick. Smell is chocolate/cocoa powder and fire-roasted malts. A tinge of alcohol as well. Taste is bitter roasted malt, with accents of dark chocolate, dates, sugar cookies, dark coffee, nuts, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, good amount of carbonation, but you can feel the alcohol.

Nice, heavy beer. An enjoyable sipper for sure.

04-29-2012 00:11:27 | More by jimmah120
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

No date that I can find. Approximately 3 years old most likely.

A: Pours black with a big thick medium brown head. Head fades very slowly with top notch retention. Substantial and heavy lacing.

S: Definitely has been aging a while. Very mellow aroma. Some chocolate, some char, hint of coffee. Decent dark fruits holding out though, especially when swirled. Just a hint of anise too.

T: A bit more chocolate than the aroma betrays. Mild chocolate with decent coffee, melding with dark fruits up front. Bit bitter towards the finish with the chocolate growing bittersweet and hints of char poking through.

M: Somewhat heavy and smooth. Touch chalky in the finish.

O: One of the best RISes out there and perhaps the best value of them all. Wonderfully complex flavors without any fluff. No barrel aging, no adjuncts. Just various roasted malt characteristics all flung together in a surprisingly balanced manner. Aging has mellowed this, zero alcohol is present and the flavors are all well integrated and smooth.

09-05-2013 05:08:04 | More by Dope
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thumperskibum

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

08-17-2014 00:33:26 | More by thumperskibum
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IronCity1822

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2013 01:45:15 | More by IronCity1822
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-18-2013 16:00:46 | More by jono0101
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-07-2014 05:58:31 | More by Schlais
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2013 18:32:05 | More by tbryan5
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SanFranJake

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-21-2012 15:04:56 | More by SanFranJake
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delaced21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-03-2014 20:35:41 | More by delaced21
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-15-2013 19:55:31 | More by SkiBum22
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-11-2012 02:51:18 | More by JacobMutberg
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pudgecat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-23-2012 20:31:43 | More by pudgecat
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2012 03:10:30 | More by sabitu
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-28-2013 19:31:55 | More by RoninBirdman
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-13-2012 20:31:13 | More by danthehopslamman
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coxxx616

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2014 00:41:25 | More by coxxx616
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-28-2014 20:34:36 | More by DaftPatrick
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Lazaro

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2013 22:59:15 | More by Lazaro
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Shagator

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2013 04:28:20 | More by Shagator
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,408 ratings.