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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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9,916 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,916
Reviews: 3,362
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,331 | FT: 43
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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Photo of Durtdiggler
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. A dark black pour with wonderful, frothy 2 finger head, big lacing. Inviting.

Complex aroma of molasses, roasted coffee, some chocolate backed by balanced hop bitterness.

Taste starts coffee like fading into molasses finishing dry with big hops. The hops stay with you along time. Taste moves from one element to the other and leaves nothing to want. Complex and powerful flavors.

Mouth feel is creamy, effervescent all balanced.

Perhaps there are more recent, unique takes on this style with bourbon barrel aging and vanilla overtones but this beer represents the standard for Russian Imperial Stout. One of my fravorite all time beers. Never had an off bottle.

Durtdiggler, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RViator325, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

MouldyCrow, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

taigor, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

zornig, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

saburky, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of gtermi
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This is a very nice looking beer. I pour the beer out of a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer is a very blackish brown with a three finger head that is dark tan. The beer fades rather quickly and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: The smell of this beer is very pleasant. To me there isn't as much booze as I was expecting. It is strong in chocolate, coffee and even a little liquorice. It also has a foresty wood smell with roasted malt.

T: Wow! There are almost no words for how amazing this beer is. The first few seconds you get a strong amount of roasted malt and then as the beer lingers you start to get several different flavors, like chocolate and coffee. Its just amazing.

M: This is a very nice feeling beer. It burns the tongue a tiny bit on the tongue and the back of the throat, but for as high of alcohol, it is very nice. It isnt the smoothest or best feeling RIS, but it doesn't take away from the beer at all.

O: I have had this several times and it just seems to get better and better the more I have it. The taste is top notch and few compare. One of the best quality to price beers you can possibly get on the market.

gtermi, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

absolutchi, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

havok1024, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jacobbocce72, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

GolamKovach, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

eye2, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of J23hc
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter glass. Black in color and opaque, with a dense mocha colored head, almost gone in a few minutes leaving small spots of scattered lacing. Smell is black chocolate up front, with faint booze and cream. Taste starts with a bitter and burnt explosion, finished by subtle sweet chocolate and alcohol lingering. Entirely drinkable and creamy.

J23hc, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sigej, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

rbrefbeerman, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

gunclubchris, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

debuscher22, Dec 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

jstewart1130, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jak, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Slats1221, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

mugsy62388, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

danielp215, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

durwood64, Dec 25, 2011
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,916 ratings.