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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

9,208 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,208
Reviews: 3,326
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 253
Gots: 1,016 | 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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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-18-2013 16:59:18 | More by JSBILK
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mudhoney

Texas

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

I love a nice Imperial Stout. This one wasn't one of the best I have ever had, but still a very good choice.
It poured black as night. Almost impossible to see through.
The aromas are smokey. Hints of coffee and chocolate peek through.
The flavor is bittersweet and chocolatey and slightly watered down for an Imperial Stout. Not thick in mouthfeel or flavor, but the taste is somewhat notable.
Definitely a good choice for dessert or as a winter warmer but by far not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2004 17:20:45 | More by mudhoney
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

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

Pours quite dark with a strong redness to it. In the glass it appears black, and keeps up a creamy tan head. More head retention than I expect from a high alcohol beer of this style. Lacing left everywhere.

My nose detects alcohol and an almost burnt malt aroma. Bitter chocolate and charcoal. Coffee bean becomes more and more prevelant the warmer the beer gets.

Smooth into the mouth, this is fairly sweet overall. Dark roasted coffee flavour with a hint of vanilla. Finishes with a bit of charcoal and alcohol, warming the throat all the way to the belly. Alcohol is not overdone though, it feels very appropriate.

This beer is relatively thick and carbonation is low. Both good for the style, but nothing extraordinary here.

Quite nice, perhaps my favourite of the Imperial Stouts I've had. One more thank you to orrshow for giving me the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 03:26:42 | More by elricorico
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2013 03:34:10 | More by JamLand
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micko323

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-26-2013 00:13:22 | More by micko323
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jduprey007

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-26-2012 21:09:43 | More by jduprey007
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-07-2014 12:52:23 | More by Beergelden
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2012 22:15:13 | More by Lang44
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Trevdawg

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2012 14:18:54 | More by Trevdawg
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GeorgeH

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2013 22:56:28 | More by GeorgeH
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andant

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-29-2012 03:09:32 | More by andant
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HoppyBastard1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-17-2013 19:19:51 | More by HoppyBastard1
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RappAttack

Virginia

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

A: dark brown with a tan head the eventually dissipates

S: rosted coffee with a hint of vanilla

T: vary malty with some coffee and vanilla mixed in, nice bitter finish

M: thinner than others i have had almost refreshing like the way chocolate milk is

O: one of my favorites,when i dont feel like spending money on founders Breakfast stout this is my close second

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 03:39:29 | More by RappAttack
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2013 01:25:07 | More by bmurray10
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jamex

California

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

Bought a four-pack. $7.99 in San Diego.

Poured a nice near-black caramel with a nice but short lived head.

Smells of roasty malt, dark chocolate, espresso, and vanilla. As it warms I'm catching a whiff of something bourbon-like....maybe just the alcohol reacting with all the other characters.

Taste is similar to smell. I'm getting a little bit of hoppiness as well and the usual Imperial Stout characteristics. Alcohol sneaks up on you a bit.

A very drinkable stout. As I finish this one I'm contemplating grabbing another. Very tasty burps.

Glad I tried this beer - the 4-pack won't last long.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 03:47:19 | More by jamex
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NickT1218

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2014 01:14:03 | More by NickT1218
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samsquamch

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 10:38:28 | More by samsquamch
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-04-2014 14:21:14 | More by Immortal6pack
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-25-2012 16:53:47 | More by sammo
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athesing10

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-24-2013 13:39:27 | More by athesing10
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mmink27

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2013 20:47:05 | More by mmink27
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-25-2013 03:35:40 | More by jdkitchi
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2012 00:02:39 | More by trevorpost
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-29-2013 22:43:29 | More by tarheels4life23
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-01-2011 20:43:29 | More by Kevlee722
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,208 ratings.