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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

9,006 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,006
Reviews: 3,316
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 242
Gots: 947 | FT: 31
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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cassieblake


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2014 02:55:53 | More by cassieblake
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A-Sox


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-30-2014 01:37:20 | More by A-Sox
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dmgallag

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow....

A - dark and sexy...just like a stout should be.

S - coffee and chocolate hints touch the nose... Probably more coffee than anything.

T - outstanding... Hits you upfront with a coffee shot and then settles into a chocolate background. Delicious and heavy this is a stout you pay attention to.

M - for as bold as the taste is....mouthfeel is a little bit watery. Not bad, just unexpected.

O - Do yourself a favor and pick this up. Not a session beer... Too heavy... But incredibly enjoyable in small doses. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 00:44:20 | More by dmgallag
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Geobus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

06-30-2014 00:13:09 | More by Geobus
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msumike89

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

06-29-2014 23:39:12 | More by msumike89
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patre_tim

China

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2014 21:56:36 | More by patre_tim
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Ardeer

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-29-2014 19:39:16 | More by Ardeer
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

06-29-2014 15:31:59 | More by dads_basement
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sourdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2014 07:19:28 | More by sourdog
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jmich24

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-29-2014 05:08:36 | More by jmich24
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-29-2014 02:14:35 | More by KevMo84
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Snorris

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-29-2014 00:49:19 | More by Snorris
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-28-2014 16:23:58 | More by Halfbrother83
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NHBeerSnob

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-28-2014 14:42:10 | More by NHBeerSnob
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Sunstealer

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

06-28-2014 14:35:54 | More by Sunstealer
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jkhobbs99

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2014 14:24:13 | More by jkhobbs99
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Chellsburger

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-28-2014 13:55:11 | More by Chellsburger
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CCInCharge

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-28-2014 05:28:32 | More by CCInCharge
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Stork_Brewz13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2014 04:07:02 | More by Stork_Brewz13
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-28-2014 03:51:19 | More by GregDuB65
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce stubby into a shaker. I tried a moderate pour but backed off some, and ended up with about 2 inches of billowing, chunky, light brown head, which sticks around for the duration. The color is a very dark brown- a mini maglite bulb can barely be seen through the glass, but this little red star reveals a deep ruddiness.

My poor olfactory glands perceive some coffee and unsweetened chocolate aromas. These continue to manifest themselves in the flavor, along with hints of caramel. The flavor is quite bitter, and, combined with just a little bit of alcohol warming, takes a bit of getting accustomed to. There's maybe even some slight un-roasted acorn quality to it- a good bit of astringency, that is, particularly at first. However, I find that more cherry, oak and other dark fruit flavors come through as it warms, and the chocolate begins to balance out the coffee-like bitterness a bit more. The ABV is relatively well-hidden but with some definite alcohol warming. I perceive some hints of maltomeal like flavors in the burps, despite all expectations. The mouth feel is fairly creamy, but not abundantly so, and is perhaps helped along by the lingering head.

I have not tried very many examples of this type of stout because it has just not been generally available in my area. It would definitely not be my first choice in terms of a stout- I think I prefer the sweeter types. It's definitely a big beer, not meant to be guzzled down, and with some bitterness that may be overwhelming at first. I can certainly imagine some 19th century imperial Russkis quaffing this stuff down though...

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 02:31:18 | More by archyquaffer
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rloeschjr


5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-28-2014 01:22:08 | More by rloeschjr
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djjolt

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7%

06-27-2014 22:34:55 | More by djjolt
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -30.2%

06-27-2014 22:12:27 | More by 100200300
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Billybrewboy

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2014 20:41:49 | More by Billybrewboy
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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