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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

9,660 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,660
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,221 | FT: 38
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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

pudoo, Nov 27, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily one of the best imperial stout's I've ever had. Enjoyed out of a nitro tap, Old Rasputin has perfectly balanced flavors of bitter dark chocolate and coffee, as well as a surprisingly high alcohol content of 9%. Pours deep black with a creamy brown head, the low carbonation allows for full enjoyment of this delectable stout. Gentle mouthfeel and strong flavors that leave little to be desired. Can't think of a RIS I'd rather sip on a cold winter night than old rasputin

BenHesk12, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

McLaughlin5350, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Elemenopy, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

inventsituations, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cjdoerr, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Mamerong
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Is black as hell with a huge mocha tan head that dissipates to a nice rocky creamy cap the to a half finger.

S- you get a light goldings hop smell at first then it moves into huge toasted malts, bitter chocolate and some coffee and dark fruit in the finish.

T- you start with a good hop bitterness and toasted mault astringency. moves into a good toasted mault and bitter choclate and finishes with some fruity caramel notes and slight alcohol warmth.

M- it coats your mouth all over and its dry but the carbonation is just there enough to clean the palate and leave it at just the right balance.

Overall an amazing beer. A bench mark for the style. only complaint is i can't get enough.

Mamerong, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

cates1tg, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

jIsh, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

ryancorn, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

thedoer, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bmohead, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

splendidsplinter, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

nathanc82, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

zachary80, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

Allurex, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

iguana1010, Nov 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hannydawg, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into standard pint.

No vintage or bottle date visible... I'll assume it's pretty fresh as I bought it from a store that recently opened...
I've had this beer lots of times, and I must say I prefer it with age-- this might be the freshest I've ever had it!

Anyway, getting on to actual beer-related notes;
Looks dark black with deep brownish tan legs. Nice dark brown head of two fingers-- thick and fluffy looking. Really nice.

The smell hits big chocolate malt with some sweet caramel and a giant roasty character. The flavor is much of the same, but it adds a bit of boozy warmth at the dry and smooth finish.

Body is full, thick, and creamy.

Overall-- this is a spectacular beer for $8 per 4-pack! I think it comes out better with a bit of age to help smooth it out a bit, but this entirely palatable and quite a pleasant sipper.

AleWatcher, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

honkduh, Nov 24, 2011
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,660 ratings.