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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

9,418 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,418
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,120 | 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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GilGarp

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours slowly from a 12oz. brown bottle into the center of the sam adams glass. It's rich and thick, almost completely black, creamy light brown head, good retention, and some lacing.

Aroma is mostly malty with some hops; more than I would have expected in a russian imperial stout. It's roasty like coffee and slighty sweet smelling.

Flavor is awesome and just what a russian imperial stout should be. Lots of roasted/toasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. It's sweet at first but followed by a strong, dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is appropriate and drinkability is good for the style.

This is a special beer and I'm glad I picked up a 4 pack. They should age nicely.

08-04-2008 23:33:55 | More by GilGarp
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2014 02:08:54 | More by Griffith
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aty11b

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-14-2013 01:23:26 | More by aty11b
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-01-2013 00:21:21 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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twizzard

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-13-2013 14:12:27 | More by twizzard
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AndyH

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-17-2014 01:06:24 | More by AndyH
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-09-2013 14:29:05 | More by twowheelssoar
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BamfBacon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-26-2013 21:06:22 | More by BamfBacon
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klinger

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-10-2012 17:03:26 | More by klinger
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Old rasputin pours an impenetrable black with a good one finger light tan head. The nose is very hoppy, but clearly has some java tones. When tasted I am suprised at the strong hop presence. Uniquely hoppy, but still a good malt and dark background. A little bit of coffee flavors but mostly hops on the finish. Does leave a slight sugar coating on the lips. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but still quite good. Drinkability is lowered a bit but for hopheads it should be no problem. Great brew, I am leary to put this in the cellar but I will give a few of them a shot.

01-06-2008 05:57:58 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Rob_Harrington

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-07-2014 01:24:11 | More by Rob_Harrington
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-06-2013 23:30:43 | More by ShawneeIrish
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haddon

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Note: had another bottle 12/28/10 and wow! tasted like a totally different beer. not sure if my palate has changed or what but I love it.

Appearance- 3.5/4.5- very frothy 3-finger head
smell- 3.5/4- same notes but more pronounced
Taste- 3.5/4.5- very multi-layered and delicious

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A- pours dark almost black in color not much of a head. minimal lacing down the glass

S- toasted nuts, malts, coffee and chocolate

T- molasses, strong malty backbone. bitter chocolate and espresso

M- very smooth on the palate. medium body with good amount of carbonation

D- really good RIS. has a lot of flavors for a stout. very enjoyable

10-12-2009 02:14:37 | More by haddon
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Christopher0331

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2013 16:45:18 | More by Christopher0331
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-11-2012 19:22:51 | More by danp14
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-22-2013 23:12:43 | More by MADPolo
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cspieth

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-17-2012 18:14:43 | More by cspieth
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mattmenas

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 16:06:55 | More by mattmenas
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phirleh

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-04-2013 13:20:26 | More by phirleh
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Psyopticon

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance - Was in bottle, but could tell this was a pretty dark beer.

Smell - Some dark roasted malts. Caramel and Molasses.

Taste - BAM! Damn good taste. Can taste some hints of Molasses, chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

Mouthfeel - Pretty syrupy... But doesn't make it bad. Light carbonation. Full bodied.

Drinkability - This is a damn good beer. And is probably one of my new favorite stouts. But the high ABV makes this a one drink only thing. I'm pretty buzzed while writing this. :D

Enjoy!!!!

10-08-2009 19:24:38 | More by Psyopticon
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geekxnerd


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-18-2012 03:47:13 | More by geekxnerd
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Vanz

Australia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2014 22:45:10 | More by Vanz
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Jeremy_Zim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2013 02:55:56 | More by Jeremy_Zim
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-31-2013 22:44:17 | More by DenverBigRed
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2013 22:57:44 | More by dailyminefield
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,418 ratings.