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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

9,529 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,529
Reviews: 3,341
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1,170 | 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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AApparel

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-26-2011 18:46:31 | More by AApparel
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

11-26-2011 14:12:57 | More by mdillon86
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cjdoerr

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2011 10:34:08 | More by cjdoerr
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Mamerong

Alberta (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%

A- Is black as hell with a huge mocha tan head that dissipates to a nice rocky creamy cap the to a half finger.

S- you get a light goldings hop smell at first then it moves into huge toasted malts, bitter chocolate and some coffee and dark fruit in the finish.

T- you start with a good hop bitterness and toasted mault astringency. moves into a good toasted mault and bitter choclate and finishes with some fruity caramel notes and slight alcohol warmth.

M- it coats your mouth all over and its dry but the carbonation is just there enough to clean the palate and leave it at just the right balance.

Overall an amazing beer. A bench mark for the style. only complaint is i can't get enough.

11-26-2011 03:03:05 | More by Mamerong
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cates1tg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-26-2011 00:25:31 | More by cates1tg
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jIsh

Colorado

3/5  rDev -30.2%

11-26-2011 00:07:28 | More by jIsh
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ryancorn

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 22:22:39 | More by ryancorn
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

11-25-2011 14:18:34 | More by nh2032
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thedoer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 13:35:37 | More by thedoer
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bmohead

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 08:52:30 | More by bmohead
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 02:28:37 | More by splendidsplinter
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nathanc82

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 00:46:09 | More by nathanc82
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 21:24:49 | More by zachary80
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 08:35:45 | More by Allurex
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PunkFloyd

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 08:08:47 | More by PunkFloyd
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 03:23:06 | More by iguana1010
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-24-2011 02:57:12 | More by hannydawg
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle into standard pint.

No vintage or bottle date visible... I'll assume it's pretty fresh as I bought it from a store that recently opened...
I've had this beer lots of times, and I must say I prefer it with age-- this might be the freshest I've ever had it!

Anyway, getting on to actual beer-related notes;
Looks dark black with deep brownish tan legs. Nice dark brown head of two fingers-- thick and fluffy looking. Really nice.

The smell hits big chocolate malt with some sweet caramel and a giant roasty character. The flavor is much of the same, but it adds a bit of boozy warmth at the dry and smooth finish.

Body is full, thick, and creamy.

Overall-- this is a spectacular beer for $8 per 4-pack! I think it comes out better with a bit of age to help smooth it out a bit, but this entirely palatable and quite a pleasant sipper.

11-24-2011 02:45:02 | More by AleWatcher
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honkduh

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 02:10:39 | More by honkduh
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philippegee

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 00:57:43 | More by philippegee
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 00:49:28 | More by brystmar
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spoonhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7%

11-23-2011 23:21:40 | More by spoonhawk
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Squidly

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 17:46:17 | More by Squidly
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-23-2011 16:51:46 | More by mctizzz
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2011 16:16:47 | More by CB2maltygoodness
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,529 ratings.