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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

9,412 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,412
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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happy4hoppybeer

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Flows smoothly into snifter a gorgeous opaque pitch-black, with a luscious creamy tan head, about a finger and a half thick. Bubbly lacing on the glass. With some of best retention I've seen in a good while. MMMM.... This looks so lovely.

Roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee-like aromas, with a little fruit in the background, enter the nose. Pleasant, complex yet a little hard to figure out.

Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, all dark flavors all around, with just enough sweetness to balance it out. This is great savoring and aging material. Carbonation is pleasantly minimal, body is medium to heavy, although rather average for Imperial Stouts. Nice, thick and chewy, pretty much an alcoholic chocolate milkshake.

A solid Imperial Stout, and top-notch stuff altogether. Would buy again, when I'm in the mood for an Imperial Stout(if available again).

03-03-2012 21:37:28 | More by happy4hoppybeer
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-03-2012 21:04:40 | More by brandonasplundh
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-03-2012 19:42:17 | More by YobroitsJoe
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4/5  rDev -7%

03-03-2012 05:38:15 | More by Polasiuss
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thegreekdog


5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-03-2012 04:27:49 | More by thegreekdog
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2012 03:58:36 | More by AndyTaylor
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sethwaller


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2012 21:40:08 | More by sethwaller
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

03-02-2012 18:13:57 | More by kayrex
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Kirby


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2012 15:29:25 | More by Kirby
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RebornStussy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2012 13:00:16 | More by RebornStussy
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-02-2012 05:23:37 | More by Zachtheporter
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

03-02-2012 04:40:14 | More by jwat
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zachgroves

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

03-02-2012 03:54:31 | More by zachgroves
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2012 03:28:29 | More by dsuedbeck
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MrHolland10

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2012 00:56:51 | More by MrHolland10
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bkrbdan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2012 19:11:23 | More by bkrbdan
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bplzip

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2012 09:31:37 | More by bplzip
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7%

03-01-2012 03:22:13 | More by ortie
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ddevine


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-29-2012 22:13:15 | More by ddevine
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alwaysintense


5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-29-2012 21:41:04 | More by alwaysintense
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partypak

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-29-2012 20:39:59 | More by partypak
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efb123

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-29-2012 02:36:52 | More by efb123
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DCon

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%

Enjoyed on-NITRO-tap @ the Royale - Food & Spirits in St. Louis, MO for $4.50. Tapped from the Black/Gold Tap handle w/ Mr Rasputin on it into a 12oz Stemmed Goblet Glass.

Aroma- Tons of cocoa and a nice, clean roasted aroma comes across in this one. You can even smell the creaminess here! Very nice and smooth to the nose.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5, creamy head that has long lasting retention. Has the most opaque brown colored body possible.

Flavor- Roast, deep chocolate, smooth coffee richness, and well balanced beer are all characteristics of this one. Malt made this one up. Medium bitterness finishes up this quite enjoyable brew.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied due to unreal creaminess, Light Carbonation, SMOOTH, and has tons of malt that stay forever on the palate.

Overall Impression- Wow! While having enjoyed this one many times in bottle form, I never had nitro until the other night. Huge creaminess and enjoyed every sip. Definitely recommend finding this on nitro and enjoying one or two.

02-29-2012 01:24:37 | More by DCon
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-29-2012 00:20:37 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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jjohnston87

California

4/5  rDev -7%

02-28-2012 21:00:38 | More by jjohnston87
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,412 ratings.