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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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10,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,711
Reviews: 3,489
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 402
Gots: 1,857 | FT: 49
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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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aggressive pour gives a beautiful creamy head. Smell: Roasty, chocolate, coffee, malt. Not very boozy smelling but it's there. Taste: You can taste it before it even touches your mouth. Much like you'd expect from the smell. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate up front. The booze comes in towards the end. The alcohol burn left behind is just right. It's rated up there with one of my favorite stouts.

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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  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This thing is dark as tar, black as night, darker than a car getting an oil change. Wow this is black. Looks syrupy, but a sip will tell you other wise. Nice tan, latte colored head. Thick, thick, 3 finger head.

S - Very robust malt, roasted coffee notes. sweet, and ends with a bitter.

T - Very creamy, a bitterness from the roast, bit of sweet, vanilla, chocolate, bitter at the end.

M - Heavy body, there's no way around it. Thick, silky, creamy, little carbonation.

O - This is a great brew. It's spot on and I can say this is the standard of how I judge RIS now. Definitely will keep this in the rotation. They should release a holiday brew of this? Vanilla beans?

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pure black with two fingers of milky tan head, big thick lacing all around the sides.
S - Dark roasted chocolates, hazelnut, a tad skunky, some milk chocolate, sweet roasted malt.
T - Lush creamy milky chocolate tones bitter roasts that make for a nice balance.
M - Velvet creamy milky, amazing.
O - One of the best RIS you can get its super silky smooth full chocolate flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,711 ratings.