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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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10,543 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,543
Reviews: 3,445
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 380
Gots: 1,722 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of South2NW
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz poured into nonic pint

A: dark, basically black. Thick tan head that leaves good lacing.

S: dark fruits, some chocolate, and booze on the back end.

T: roasty coffee/espresso, malty, and dark fruits. Booze on the finish that warms you up.

M: fairly thick, but still nice and smooth. Low carbonation. Creamy. Boozy flavor increases as it warms.

O: great stout. Would like to try it on nitro. Very well balanced, but complex flavors. Will continue to buy this and try to pick up some of it's hidden tastes.

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4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Black with a hint of brown head and significant lacing. Pretty cool, honestly.

S: Strong scent of hops with fainter notes of malt, caramel, and dark chocolate

T: The first taste is a sweet caramel and dark chocolate taste. Molasses and general bitterness follow while the malt and alcohol stand out in the aftertaste.

F: Medium to thick bodied. Fairly heavy but smooth.

Overall: Hits all the right notes but the aftertaste is a bit too bitter for my tastes. All in all, I'm a fan and definitely look forward to trying some again.

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one last year and comes in a 4-pack. Bought a single 12 ounce bottle last week to sample. Drinking it now on 12/5/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours pretty close to a bitch black in color with a 1-finger tan head. Lots of lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with a hint of toffee and coffee. The taste is about the same with a stronger alcohol slightly hoppy dark espresso finish. NOT sweet at all. A good sipping brew and NOT a chugging one.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch black, head is cream colored and holds for a while with nice lacing on edge of the glass.

S: Sweet toffee and roasted malt smell with hint of alcohol on the back end which if more prominent as it warms up.

T: Smooth with a moderate thickness, roasted malt, toffee, coffee and sweetness. Alcohol can be appreciated as it warms up.

M: Great body the finishes nicely and cleanly. To my taste buds, I get a hint of alcohol when it warmed up.

O: FANTASTIC. The alcohol is a minor issue and only when warms up, especially at 10%. I need to age one of these and see how it turns out in about a year or two. I don't know if my patience can last much longer than that.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,543 ratings.