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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

9,192 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,192
Reviews: 3,324
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 252
Gots: 1,011 | FT: 32
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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Justinlikesbeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 19:49:55 | More by Justinlikesbeer
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cannunzi

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 19:31:56 | More by cannunzi
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at cellar temperature.

Old Rasputin's head is a dense, three-finger mass of light brown foam which lingers on for quite some time. This stout isn't totally pitch black, as light penetrates the edge of the surface in the glass, but it's still pretty dark and opaque. It leaves some pretty lacing on the glass. One of the prettiest imperial stouts I've seen.

In the smell I get vanilla, sweet milk chocolate, raisins, prunes, and a hint of earthy coffee. Really nice.

Pretty much everything in the smell is also in the taste with the chocolate and tart dark fruits, but there is also a great aftertaste of coffee bitterness and earthy roastiness. The alcohol is VERY well buried under this stout's excellent qualities. I'd say it could pass for 6%.

The carbonation is medium to high. I've had other imperial stouts that are more thick and viscous than this, but it's still pretty substantial. It's good.

This is an amazing, standard-setting sort of Russian imperial stout. It may be one of the most common and widely available beers in it's style, but there is nothing "common" about Old Rasputin's character (either the beer or the historical figure).

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 15:59:48 | More by Kuaff
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2013 14:15:45 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Devman171

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 12:59:13 | More by Devman171
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2013 03:34:10 | More by JamLand
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melodeth87

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2013 03:19:14 | More by melodeth87
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tazzman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 00:23:06 | More by tazzman
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Strwrs777

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-29-2013 00:15:25 | More by Strwrs777
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cre83

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2013 23:07:03 | More by cre83
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Kreko7

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-28-2013 18:59:45 | More by Kreko7
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Lucoli

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

05-28-2013 00:27:21 | More by Lucoli
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Mcvs1507

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2013 00:20:57 | More by Mcvs1507
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2013 00:20:24 | More by JCam9981
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vfalstad

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-27-2013 23:32:35 | More by vfalstad
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2013 23:31:18 | More by Kingcurio
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2013 23:12:39 | More by mpayne5
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 21:23:17 | More by KohlbeckM
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 20:00:13 | More by cosmonick
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MaltyMates

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 15:50:50 | More by MaltyMates
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mlichens

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-27-2013 06:17:24 | More by mlichens
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip

Appearance- jet black, half finger tan head, very good lacing.

Aroma- roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, some chocolate, char. some alcohol as it warms very nice

Flavor-roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, rich robust, some alcohol, complex

Mouthfeel- Medium, maybe a little thin for the style, but smooth, alcohol warmth

Overall- Very nice, a cult standard RIS, new to the style? try this, remains a go to RIS for me, although there are better out there, I return to this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 06:11:55 | More by LI_PO12
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NorCalBeer

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-27-2013 06:05:41 | More by NorCalBeer
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 04:17:21 | More by maketheheartglad
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2013 00:52:44 | More by In_Control_Mike
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,192 ratings.