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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

9,023 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,023
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 243
Gots: 951 | FT: 31
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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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-02-2013 01:07:22 | More by bkwhoppa66
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-19-2014 17:42:32 | More by brutusmuktuk
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a pitch black pour and a good inch thick head, Old Rasputin looks mighty fine! Great lacing on the beer as well; the nose is pretty much loaded with dark chocolate malts. There is a great bittering chocolate taste and hints of coffee initially, while the beer ends with a bitterness from the hops and coffee. The bitterness is simply addicting, and is making me want to drink it. The alcohol is completely covered up! The beer is thick and slightly creamy, solid for a RIS. There is a lot of flavours in the beer, and it's definitely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 22:50:53 | More by swizzlenuts
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a sexy black with a walloping tan head that lingers in its awesomeness.

S: Toasty chocolate, malts, coffee, and earthy scent.

T: Very pleased with this beer. The toasted malt, chocolate, and coffee traits flow through. Not overwhelming or overdone. Good balance of kick and sustain.

M: Smooth, silky, and perfect balance of acid.

D: Great beer that has a close to perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2009 03:39:33 | More by cagocubs
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-01-2012 13:08:22 | More by MarkIntihar
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2011 05:44:38 | More by adrian21
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Telestic

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2013 22:37:42 | More by Telestic
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-31-2012 23:06:11 | More by crownrl28
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

10-31-2013 02:16:43 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout...9% alcohol. Had this before but reviewing this time to later compare to OR XII.

A- Pours an opaque black fluid that produces a light half inch tan head. Leaves decent lacing on glass. With as much alcohol as this one packs light head and slick lacing is expected.

S- Heavy does of expresso and coffee upfront with light scents of chocolate and tree nuts. Sweet malty hints hit the back of the nose.

T-M- Taste is creamy with bold flavors of black coffee, smoked oak chips, sweet malts and a hidden but there alcohol warmth. Well rounded taste that is lightly carbonated allowing all the flavors to roll over the tongue with a creamy mouthfeel and beautiful heat.

D- I will be revisiting this well rounded stout. I look forward to the Oak aged 12.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 04:36:32 | More by wesbrownyeah
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-18-2012 16:54:13 | More by Rojada1988
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darcange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

11-10-2012 15:37:41 | More by darcange
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dmk91

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-31-2012 05:06:20 | More by dmk91
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 10:43:15 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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Sephiroth

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the last bottle of a 4-pack that I bought about two years ago. Why am I just now drinking it? Because I hated it then.

Pours with very little head, the beer is dark brown, no lacing. Smells roasty and chocolatey, some vinous notes.

The taste has really dried out. Slightest touch of oxidation, roasted and chocolate malt. Mouthfeel has thinned, but is still chewy. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2006 23:09:14 | More by Sephiroth
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naterock

Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance is the darkest black I've seen in any beer. thick tan head that is sticky as hell on the glass.

smell doesn't strike me as much, chocolate and malts

taste is incredibly chocolatey and malty, dark chocolate and esspresso, creamy and smooth. quite possibly the most delicious RIS I've ever had.

thick, creamy and oh, did I say THICK! superior drinkability but watch out it will kick your ass!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 14:52:46 | More by naterock
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cbarrett4

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Horse Brass Pub in Portland:

Pours with a disappointing head fading into a lackluster lace, but with a good, rich, dark hue. Smells richly of licorice, molasses, espresso, and some dark chocolate. A little funky on the nose and that carries through the palate, possibly from the kind of hops they used. Decent texture but abrasive on the finish.

Overall good, but probably better out of the bottle with some conditioning.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2009 02:40:13 | More by cbarrett4
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured nto a tulip taster and also enjoyed out of the same bottle.

a- Pours pitch black pretty bubbly head that dissipates quite quickly leaving a little lacing

s- Chocolate and maple tingle the nose, anise is present and so is a little tobacco.

t- Dark chocolate and fruits, pear raisin and malts. A little wet grain in the back and through the nose. The alcohol is present but only invites.

m- Medium bodied, brilliant carbonation a great feature of the beer, the body does leave a little to be desired though. If you buy the bottle I would recommend it out of the bottle (never said that before but it seems to affect the light mouthfeel to a more robust and full one).

d- I would take on at least two. I say this because they are delicious and worth it, and with 9% alc your palate might be destroyed too much to fully move on to another good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 23:41:02 | More by JoeAmerican77
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-18-2013 16:00:46 | More by jono0101
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towlea25

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-07-2012 18:16:44 | More by towlea25
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-08-2012 01:45:55 | More by mmmaaattt
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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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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-31-2013 23:55:37 | More by artemh
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

11-14-2013 00:30:54 | More by JMurphy41
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markcp

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-07-2013 21:25:43 | More by markcp
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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