Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 9,489 | Reviews: 3,338 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
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
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
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
4.88/5 rDev +13.5%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Asolid 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
Schocolate and alcohol, some coffee and bread tones, too, a touch of licorice, very fragrant and makes my mouth water
Tchocolate is strongest, followed by the alcohol and coffee, all flavors combine for a wonderful taste!
Mthick and creamy, full bodied, perfect carbonation
Dcant 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
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
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,489 ratings.