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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

9,662 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,662
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,220 | FT: 38
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Flabbyjandro, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

omnibusfilms, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of JWU
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- Deep, dark brown/black. No light penetrates it. A nice dark tan head caps it nicely.

S- Dark malts with a sweet kick. Some hops are there as well. Certainly can smell some alcohol as well.

T- Heavy does of dark malt, and coffee. Some light chocolate notes as well. Significant bitterness and alcohol hit mid sip. I find the bitterness just a bit intrusive.

M- Thick, rich, and coating. Pretty much what you want in an RIS.

O- An overall very good stout. A little heavy on the roasty bitterness for my personal taste.

JWU, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kraticus41, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of CalbeDacks
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

CalbeDacks, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of zee3are0
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An impressive example of a Russian Stout.

A - Dark!

S - Rich in scent, the malts overpower the hops, as is proper with a good stout

T - Almost "meaty" it's so rich. This beer is to roasted grains what Stone IPA is to hops - a clear example of when excessive still isn't too much.

M - The tang at the end of the sip is offset by the pleasant feel of light carbonation. Ideal.

zee3are0, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

1424IpA, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Morockm, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

greg4579, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

icehawk, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JellyBean2245, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MichaelProcton, Aug 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ThrashMaster, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ODYSEYY, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Brianhigginskc, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

IanSpindler, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dsm45, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

smb71481, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Brew_42
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with coffee colored head.

Smells like roasted malts and coffee. Intense smell.

Tastes follows the smell. Didn't get the slight sweetness some other raters noted. Just straight up roasted malts. coffee, and a hint of dark chocolate.

Palate- Crisp and dry. Less creamy than other stouts and there is a warming touch of alcohol.

As far as stouts go this is a good one and different that other stouts I have had. I will probably buy this again.

Brew_42, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

thebeerprophet, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Hillbilly, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Hoptoudrop, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

PHKrames, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Abilow33
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poored with an extremely thick light brown head. The smell was fantastic. It had a very strong smell like chocolate and molasses. The taste hit the taste buds in the back of my mouth and hung around a long time after. I will be buying this beer in the future.

Abilow33, Aug 08, 2013
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,662 ratings.