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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

9,938 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,938
Reviews: 3,364
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,345 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

kaips1, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of caljrjr
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a tan head.

S - Big chocolate, gently roasted malt, coffee, vanilla,hazelnut? walnuts.

T - Robust espresso and rich chocolate on the palate, heavily roasted black malt, vanilla bean, roasted walnuts.

M - Heavy body, very smooth feel, low carbonation.

Big robust flavors with a big hop bite at the end. The roasted malt comes through more in the flavor than the nose. Nice nutty yeast, great stout overall.

caljrjr, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of UTCengOwl
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a ton of times and strangely I've never reviewed it. A classic that's available everywhere. This is the last of a 4-pack I've had in my fridge for about 4 months. Poured it into my Great Divide balloon glass.

This beer just looks awesome. Poured with a HUGE tan head. Still waiting for it to die down a bit. This isn't even on Nitro and I love the head. Just a classic, dark, awesome stout look.

The nose has some thickness to it, but I know from having this before that it's a bit misleading. Chocolate is the major note. Some smoke and hops, too. As it warms, the chalky dryness comes through.

The beer is a very classic RIS. Maybe a bit hoppier and chalkier than I would prefer. Comes across as a bit dry and astringent. Good depth of flavor... guessing this could use another 6 months to smooth out the hops. In fact, the depth of the beer at this point should tell me something about the quality. Still, it doesn't convey the RIS flavors that I like to find.

Old Rasputin is a good, standard RIS. Maybe a bit hoppier and chalkier than I would prefer, but there's nothing off about it. Very solid and something I'm not sad to see in my fridge... especially for the price point!

UTCengOwl, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of substanceD
4/5  rDev -7%

substanceD, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of SgunnarW
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SgunnarW, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of burningsnailman
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

burningsnailman, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of woodycorn44
5/5  rDev +16.3%

woodycorn44, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of dcs1548
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

dcs1548, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Brutesling57
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Brutesling57, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of mhjets
4/5  rDev -7%

mhjets, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of b33rb1tch
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

b33rb1tch, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of mattfungus
4/5  rDev -7%

mattfungus, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

AKnightAlone, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of seeswo
4/5  rDev -7%

seeswo, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of goblue65
4/5  rDev -7%

goblue65, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of nicholas527
4/5  rDev -7%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black as night with a 2 finger tan head creating beautiful patterns of lacing.

S - Big chocolate, gently roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, raisins, chocolate covered dates, walnuts, pine infused alcohol.

T - Robust espresso and rich chocolate burst onto the palate, heavily roasted black malt, green hops come through rather quickly, vanilla bean, dark plums, roasted walnuts. Green pine hits hard at the end and finishes long with roast and pine resin.

M - Heavy body, very smooth feel, low carbonation.

Big robust flavors with a big hop bite at the end. The roasted malt comes through more in the flavor than the nose. Nice nutty yeast. This basically has everything you want in a RIS. This beer seems better every time I drink it it.

StaveHooks, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Giovacchini
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- black with a tan head.

S- Coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits, subtle hop aromas.

T- coffee, dark chocolate, Roasted malt.

M- full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation

O- I like this beer a lot. I enjoyed it with a box of see's candies (chocolate). I almost want to make a white russian with this beer.

Giovacchini, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

BrandtStarck, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown to black opaque color with a tan generous head and good lacing

S-roasted malt and coffee with some chocolate and hints of bitter hops

T-dark roasted malt and chocolate with coffee and nice bitter finish, alcohol is well-concealed

F-full body with light to medium carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-an excellent RIS at a great price

MDDMD, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Afhorn
3/5  rDev -30.2%

Afhorn, Jan 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Troville1990, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of kchannel9
2.75/5  rDev -36%

kchannel9, Jan 21, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,938 ratings.