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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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9,413 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,413
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,116 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

02-25-2013 04:24:39 | More by krl2112
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-27-2012 14:58:31 | More by likeemdark
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

06-11-2013 12:20:19 | More by Tyler_Mielke
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

04-24-2014 01:00:10 | More by Omnislash7
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

06-24-2012 06:49:35 | More by monaquee
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-22-2013 21:05:43 | More by phishbone23
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-19-2013 07:04:39 | More by Lawl3ss
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-26-2013 00:25:25 | More by kingmaker
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New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-23-2013 05:24:58 | More by Kelp
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

08-08-2014 18:52:29 | More by MOVERTON1284
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New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -40%

Poured a very dark brown, 1 finger of foam which dissapated quickly.

The aroma was malty and overwhelmed by the spicy grapefruity smell of cascade hops. This overwhelmed the malt and heavy fruits I expect to smell in a Imperial Russian.

The taste was initially heavy malt and quickly overtaken by the hops, which took over the flavor with excessive bitterness and grapefruit flavors. This hop flavor overpowered the finish with a spicy bitter flavor that lingered on the palate.

Mouthfeel was thick and creamy appropriate to a Imperial Russian.

Due to the overwhelming hops flavors and bitterness the drinkability was relativily poor.

09-10-2009 16:23:02 | More by njmoons
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2.6/5  rDev -39.5%

Have had this beer many times, deciding to rate a bottle after having it again today.

A- Looks like a stout. Pours black with a beige head. I would like the head to be darker considering this is an imperial stout.

S- Very mundane, and tight. Not much going on, basically just some maltiness on the nose.

T- Malty with some bitter old coffee and a little dark chocolate. Does not flow well. Bad flavor transitions. Not much in the way of complexity or flavor.

M- Full bodied. Roasted grain bitterness out of nowhere is hurting the score though.

D- Glad I only bought a single bottle this time.

I keep giving this beer chances, but honestly this is not very good. Probably will not buy from the bottle again. On draft it is a pretty nice beer though. There is not much skill in this beer.

04-15-2010 20:15:48 | More by TK5150
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2.65/5  rDev -38.4%

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date, into a snifter.
Color is pitch black with no color to be found. 3 finger creamy brown head, sits there and sits there. Big thick clumps of lace rings around the glass. Retention is outstanding.

Great big sweet chocolate aroma of the knose. Some grainy earthy aromas, mixed with hints of grassy hops.
Oh that sweet milk chocolate aroma is intoxicating.
No alcahol fumes off the aroma.

More carbonation than anticipated, mouthfeel is somwhat thin for an RIS. Yet there is still an inky like texture. Bitter chocolate grainy flavors. The sweetness in the aroma is now nowhere to be found. This is quite bitter. Kind of a chalky aspirin flavor at the swallow. Some alcahol warming at this point.
Becoming increasingly bitter with hints of spicy hops at the lingering finish.

It was a terrific beer, until I took a sip. Then it became an ok beer for the style. Way too much carbonation, not thick and creamy either.

11-27-2008 00:42:05 | More by Buebie
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New York

2.68/5  rDev -37.7%

I got a good, black pour, low head.

I found it harder to drink than I expected. A lot going on in this beer, and not all of it to my taste.

I am a "smoothness" guy, and this is not a smooth beer.

I find this a difficult style to understand right now, and I know it's a hard one to do.

This is my first North Coast Beer, so I am not quite sure what to expect in the future.

06-13-2003 19:57:10 | More by LiamStLiam
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Alberta (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -36.5%

Thought I'd try this highly rated brew and was dissapointed. Pours good and looks ok in the glass. Smell was too much coffee on the nose and the first sip confirmed the smell. Overpowering burnt coffee taste for me. Also the beer was too thick and as I find with American stouts, too fizzy. It's ok enough and I'd like to try it on tap (or aged), but why the A?

04-17-2008 21:13:43 | More by dogboy
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2.73/5  rDev -36.5%

A: Deliciously dark. Ruby slices through when held up to the light. Persistant pillowy cappuccino colored head.

S: Cocoa, wet sugar, tons of toasted malt, definite hop florals.

T: I first get a hint of dried cherries that fades fast into (diet) cola with a harshly bitter aspartame.

M: Medium-moderate body. Medium-moderate carbonation.

D: I really want to like this beer but the chemical flavors are really off-putting. Tasting was comprised of a newly purchased bottle and one from my cellar. I'll have to give this beer a revisit.

01-30-2008 04:25:19 | More by esch
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

12-06-2012 03:21:30 | More by Americanzero
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-11-2014 22:29:20 | More by DrunkAl
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

04-17-2013 21:52:32 | More by danolson312
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-26-2014 01:48:07 | More by Norlovsk
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

01-04-2013 02:49:11 | More by tjsmith910
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

12-08-2012 01:31:35 | More by Cbrazbox
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

04-07-2013 03:06:57 | More by Tjvan2
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-30-2014 15:04:02 | More by crnhusker
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -36%

11-24-2012 01:56:59 | More by rangr514
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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