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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

9,414 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,414
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,117 | FT: 35
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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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2014 18:25:00 | More by dnb128
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-19-2012 03:36:42 | More by bigbeerfan
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2012 01:12:38 | More by Nutwood
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Bsetz

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

01-22-2014 20:31:47 | More by Bsetz
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-21-2014 13:50:19 | More by John_Beeryman
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yankeeheel

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

This is what I'm talking about. Pours a pitch black with a nice espresso head that sticks around. Lots of lacing. The smell of chocolate, starts wafting as soon as I crack the bottle. In the glass I get a lot of deep dark toasted malt.

The taste is incredible. Big waves of coffee, burnt malt, dark malt, licorice, and fig crash down on my tounge. The alcohol is well hidden and the finish is slightly dry. Just an incredible big, thick, chewy stout. Wish I could afford to drink it all the time.

12-18-2003 15:19:48 | More by yankeeheel
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4/5  rDev -7%

08-18-2013 02:49:10 | More by pastramionrye7
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%

No light getting through this thick dark dark brown stout. Smells of dark heavily roasted malts. Tastes of roasted espresso beans and bitter chocolate. For me, the mouthfeel and drinkability of this hearty meal are where it shines. So creamy smooth with enough carbonation to remind you that this is beer. Would you like another? Yes please.

11-28-2008 17:15:50 | More by yossarian14
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

02-28-2012 01:34:54 | More by stevefinny
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Absolut

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2013 18:45:59 | More by Absolut
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 08:35:45 | More by Allurex
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 05:44:40 | More by RandyBoBandy
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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

09-19-2013 07:18:57 | More by JDM44
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-09-2014 13:31:05 | More by byronic
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-23-2013 15:55:07 | More by cbeer88
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bfields4

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%

pours a very dark brown not quite on the motor oil level, but close. A beautiful creamy brown head.

Smells of dark fruits and caramel.

Mouthwatering goodness exhumes from this stout as the malted sweetness hits nice followed by a very nice dark chocolate taste.

There's a reason this beer is a cult classic. An affordable treat that I would never say no to.

02-01-2009 03:25:20 | More by bfields4
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Undated (as far as I can tell) 12 oz bottle. Purchased in December 2009.

Pours a thick, deep brown to black with thin nutty brown head. The head is retained pretty well, with a small amount of lacing.

This surprised me at first with a very earthy, floral aroma. This was followed quickly with some dark chocolate and loads of fruit scents. Some nice roasted coffee as well. Overall a very complex nose on this one.

Taste was lots of roast coffee, balanced by a nice dry bitterness, from hops I suppose. More dark chocolate. There is not so much fruit as there was in the smell. Finishes dry with some more bitterness. As the beer warms, the alcohol heat becomes more prevalent in the finish.

The feel is thick and creamy. Medium to full body, with some nice crispness from the carbonation.

01-07-2010 00:43:42 | More by goldbot
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 20:58:19 | More by quine
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2012 01:18:41 | More by aszatk01
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2014 16:24:09 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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danipp

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2014 19:23:07 | More by danipp
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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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a_beckman25

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

08-04-2014 14:23:59 | More by a_beckman25
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markcp

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-07-2013 21:25:43 | More by markcp
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Wsherry1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2014 05:00:06 | More by Wsherry1
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,414 ratings.