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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

10,547 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 10,547
Reviews: 3,448
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 379
Gots: 1,725 | FT: 47
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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Ratings: 10,547 | Reviews: 3,448 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mlkluther
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with lots of beige head that lingers and leaves a little bit of lacing.

Nose has chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla.

Taste follows with a little bit of licorice or anise. A little bit of cocoa powder taste and feel. Creamy and rich.

Excellent beer.

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance -dark brown, nearly black body and khaki colored head

Smell - espresso, molasses, caramel, dark chocolate

Taste - dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, caramel, vanilla

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, viscous, sweetness upfront from the caramel/chocolate, balanced by the coffee and bitterness in the back. Despite the hefty body, it is easy to drink

Overall - this is a benchmark beer for the style in my opinion. Price and availability considered, there isn't much reason to hunt all of the limited releases in this style when you could just grab this off of any shelf. A beer that frankly deserves more respect in the community.

Price Point - $10.99/4 pack 12 oz bottles

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black with an off-white ring around the edge.

Smell: Roast malt, oak, faint cherries, date fruitiness.

Taste: Follows the nose. Starts with slightly sweet roasted malt. A little bitterness as it warms, but pretty mellow. Alcohol is surprisingly light, despite the 9% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth, low carbonation.

Overall: Solid in every way.

Photo of trvplxrd
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BCborn
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinSparks
3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpbisaillon
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toothirsty
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boccu
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and extremely drinkable stout

Photo of mrlafay
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, dark, creamy, excellent...

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kenmac19
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of connor4835
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tntcl
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jonlopez702
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Good, full body. Great finish

Photo of 10Crumra
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass.

Poured jet black with a three-finger tan head that took several minutes to dissipate. It left a small amount of lacing.

It had a light coffee aroma. Smelled malty with a bit of a dark fruit aroma.

Some hoppy bitterness at first followed by darker chocolatey flavors with some very faint fruitiness. Roasty aftertaste with definite coffee notes and a lingering bitterness.

Smooth feel with plenty of carbonation. Satisfyingly chewy.

Overall a fine beer with rich, traditional stout flavors. Would drink it again anytime I am looking for a good, strong stout.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shanegatter
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In comparison to Narwahl, not as smooth good caramel taste. Still pretty good

Photo of Mikeszab
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NYSPHophead
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tcstation
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fraz13r
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bloatednemesis
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,547 ratings.