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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

9,516 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,516
Reviews: 3,341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 275
Gots: 1,165 | FT: 34
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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lwillitz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - pitch black body under an enormous thick, foamy head of dark tan; awesome lace and great retention

S - tons of roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, booze

T - coffee, chocolate, booze, a bit nutty; bitterness kicks in for a pleasant balance, with plenty of malty sweetness in the finish

M - creamy full body, medium/high carbonation, slick, plenty of warmth from the alcohol

O - Excellent imperial stout. It's a classic for a reason.

04-20-2013 21:28:26 | More by lwillitz
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EdFed

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2014 04:50:40 | More by EdFed
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admonster00

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2013 01:40:46 | More by admonster00
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 15:44:57 | More by mrfrancis
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-20-2011 06:45:28 | More by twelveinches
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ajfrantz

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-20-2011 02:36:49 | More by ajfrantz
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2011 06:54:35 | More by duff247
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2012 06:08:05 | More by Hoolihan
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ThomasG19

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-17-2012 16:21:25 | More by ThomasG19
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ryan604

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-20-2014 15:29:16 | More by ryan604
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dgp207

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2014 21:13:02 | More by dgp207
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-26-2013 01:43:53 | More by fgilbert2
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Djsaturn1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-16-2012 05:08:46 | More by Djsaturn1
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Eyevahn

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-03-2014 16:25:05 | More by Eyevahn
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Hops_n_Hawks

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-15-2014 02:38:29 | More by Hops_n_Hawks
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priwen

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 15:56:48 | More by priwen
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Dethsloth7


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-23-2012 06:35:06 | More by Dethsloth7
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-08-2014 14:18:22 | More by ThatCracker
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2014 22:25:02 | More by mecmd
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Eldyr

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2014 02:02:59 | More by Eldyr
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Men_of_the_Beer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

When you get a propper pour of Old Rasputin, you should be watching the beautiful cascading dance thats happening just underneath the head for at least three minutes. This is the point when this brew becomes spiritual.

The appearance is as black as you can get, with a nice dark-ish cream colored solid head. Don't wait for it to go away, plow through it.

When the ol'nostrils get involved, you are smelling some stout standards: chocolate, a lil coffee, a lil sweet malty.

After all this foreplay, and you finally take a sip, just creamy malt chocolate coffee working as a team. Well Balanced. The flavors take over your mouth, but not overwhelmingly. Every tastebud is involved.

This is one of the few beers that I will notice everytime its on tap. Consistent, dependable, and just one of those great experiences in craft beer.

06-13-2014 17:03:53 | More by Men_of_the_Beer
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Archimetez

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Pitch black, head is cream colored and holds for a while with nice lacing on edge of the glass.

S: Sweet toffee and roasted malt smell with hint of alcohol on the back end which if more prominent as it warms up.

T: Smooth with a moderate thickness, roasted malt, toffee, coffee and sweetness. Alcohol can be appreciated as it warms up.

M: Great body the finishes nicely and cleanly. To my taste buds, I get a hint of alcohol when it warmed up.

O: FANTASTIC. The alcohol is a minor issue and only when warms up, especially at 10%. I need to age one of these and see how it turns out in about a year or two. I don't know if my patience can last much longer than that.

12-02-2013 22:10:48 | More by Archimetez
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void


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-28-2012 03:35:31 | More by void
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-03-2013 20:45:26 | More by PaulsBrew
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camelgar

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-15-2013 06:24:31 | More by camelgar
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,516 ratings.