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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

9,489 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,489
Reviews: 3,338
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 272
Gots: 1,155 | FT: 34
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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BlackBearForge

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Reviewed 12-25-2007

Old Rasputin pours a deep black with amber glints around the edges, a huge cocoa colored head builds leaving loads of sticky lacing.

The aroma is rich malty chocolate with a touch of licorice and nice floral hops.

The taste profile is dense and powerful, huge malts flavored of dark chocolate, a touch of licorice, very hoppy with a clean bitter finish. Alcohol is felt as a pleasing warmth and a mild aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, chewy and creamy with fine light carbonation.

A very good RIS and a great bargain in an RIS to boot. Highly recomended!

02-10-2010 00:25:53 | More by BlackBearForge
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 02:28:37 | More by splendidsplinter
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BigBarley

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Poured slow, you can see the thickness. See it! Jet black, with a nice finger and a half of tan foam. Standard stout characteristics, but somehow darker and more thick. You can see the flavor waiting.

S - Fantastic smell, great hop character, with a mild alcohol nose, and some notes of cocoa, coffee and sweet roast

T - Heavy roast bitterness up front, mild hops, dark coffee. Very multi-layered flavor. Alcohol on the back, the roasted black flavors of coffee, chocolate and burnt sugar, all rotating and being balanced by a prominent, floral hoppy bitterness.

M - Thick, lively carbonation, foamy finish. A wonderful texture for a RIS. Heavy, hearty, full.

O - A fantastic beer, just as great as I'd heard. I love Russian Imperial Stouts, and this one captures all the great notes of the style, and exemplifies them in a unique way. Great beer.

11-19-2012 17:48:40 | More by BigBarley
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2013 00:47:55 | More by Hefewiseman
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-08-2011 20:09:45 | More by Oboogie
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

01-12-2013 18:26:14 | More by yaksurf
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-25-2012 07:02:45 | More by 6demonbag
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drinkAK

Alaska

5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-04-2012 07:46:48 | More by drinkAK
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JesseLara

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2013 06:08:11 | More by JesseLara
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-22-2013 23:12:43 | More by MADPolo
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -4%

Poured from the bottle into an American pint.

A: This brew pours an immense head that is a sandy tan and lasts FOREVER!!! Maps well down the side of the glass. The dark black beer is almost impenetrable by light. Exactly what an imperial Russian stout should look like, and lives up to it's dark and mysterious namesake.

S: Dark and malty, it has a slightly bitter smell to it. Good smell.

T: Boozy. The dark malts are strong and up front with the good solid bitterness. The 9% ABV is tough in a good way.

M: Great and oily like the appearance clues to. The carbonation adds to a spicy and burning feel.

O: A really good brew. The look and smell are great, with a solid taste that is perfect for a cold, harsh winter.

07-07-2013 18:24:42 | More by xseanprimex
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hanco005

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A—solid black, just hints of light shine in at the bottom, a 2 inch thick , ice cream looking beige head, fades away slowly, lacing is in thick sheets

S—chocolate and alcohol, some coffee and bread tones, too, a touch of licorice, very fragrant and makes my mouth water

T—chocolate is strongest, followed by the alcohol and coffee, all flavors combine for a wonderful taste!

M—thick and creamy, full bodied, perfect carbonation

D—can’t drink a lot of it due to the high ABV, but this is perfect for the style, I think. A great nightcap.

07-26-2006 17:17:40 | More by hanco005
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev 0%

Since this brew has such an outstanding reputation I was wondering if it would live up to it, or if it was just “hype” – Well it sure deserves that fine rep!

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout poured an almost opaque [reddish] black color with a “bumpy” 1½ finger tan head and leaves behind some lacing. This is a complex brew with a rich intense robust palate that is creamy, buttery [smooth] with the right amount of carbonation. Old Rasputin has a light fruit aroma. The taste is dominated by dark chocolate and coffee with touches of blackberries.

Drink ability is a little lower due to its rich flavor [it hides the alcohol well] but that is NOT a bad thing! Rasputin makes for a GREAT nightcap.

12-01-2007 00:27:12 | More by bushbeer75
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

01-05-2012 18:01:19 | More by Rickythejeweler
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kb2250

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2012 23:40:22 | More by kb2250
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flayedandskinned

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-24-2012 01:32:48 | More by flayedandskinned
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dannyhead

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

09-10-2013 17:25:17 | More by dannyhead
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radiofish

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-10-2013 04:28:07 | More by radiofish
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 21:53:38 | More by zapahoppa
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2014 16:50:54 | More by GatorLCA
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CMOrak

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

02-20-2013 03:34:58 | More by CMOrak
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2014 21:11:57 | More by kwkdmk
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jkd03c

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-25-2013 22:12:42 | More by jkd03c
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-16-2013 22:43:17 | More by ScotNH
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

07-16-2014 06:38:00 | More by SonictheBeerhog
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,489 ratings.