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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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9,642 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,642
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,216 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Metaltildeath, Nov 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

flayedandskinned, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

wiscokid920, Dec 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

radiofish, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

zapahoppa, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

hsus0225, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

CMOrak, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jkd03c, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ScotNH, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of SteveO1231
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Grabbed a four pack at BevMo.

Pours an opaque jet black with little red highlights. Thick foamy tan head with nice bubbly lacing.

Great aroma of roasted and chocolate malts. I can smell the alcohol and hints of black coffee.

Great roasted malt flavors. Sweet hints of caramel and toffee. Tart bitterness of black coffee and chocolate. I can taste and feel the alcohol on my palate and in my belly. Nice dry stout finish. Very nice, a sipper at 9% ABV.

Very good RIStout. Great dessert beer, I enjoyed it with a slice of pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream.

SteveO1231, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of frogfan
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

frogfan, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of titosupertramp
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Black with thick tan head. Lacing that doesn't move.

S: Roasted barley, coffee and chocolate.

T: Nose comes through wonderfully with notes of licorice. Bittering hops add a nice touch. Overall, a pretty hoppy beer. Very nice.

M: Thick, creamy and coating.

D: The beer is delicious and the alcohol's presence is barely noticable, making this an incredibly drinkable RIS.

titosupertramp, Dec 25, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jtransel, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

wo87810, Jan 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Patlee3324, Jul 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bigbeerfan, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BlackTuesday, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tarheels4life23, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

HookemHoos, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

drmcleod10, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Gaisgeil
4/5  rDev -7%

A very nice example of an American RIS, with the bitterness/hop level ramped up a good bit.

Pours an engine oil black in color, totally opaque in my pint glass with a brown head that fizzled down into a thin swirl atop the pint. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is very, very, nice, nutty and fruity with lots of coffee and cocoa character, complex and multi-layered. Taste is very good as well, initially reminds me of chocolate covered raisins, but quickly overtook by a milk chocolate tone and a strong roasted coffee flavor. Mouthfeel is heavy, very full bodied and complex. Drinkability is quite high as it warms and the bittnerness recedes, at cooler temps there is a definate unbalance, but at proper temps it's marvelous. Overall a bit too overdone with the hop presence, in my humble opinion it's just not necessary or warranted.


Gaisgeil, Jan 06, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of krisandajt
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: Pours a think, almost syrupy black with about an inch of thick bubbly head. Very nice retention with little lacing.

Smell: Sweet chocolate and coffee. As the beer warms, the smell of roasted malts really comes out.

Taste: A nice roasted sweetness dominates, followed by subtle hints of chocolate and coffee.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, almost creamy in texture. A mild carbonation leaves a slight tingle on the tongue.

Drinkability: One of the easiest drinking imperial stouts I've ever had. Very smooth and tasty with no single flavor dominating the other. I will absolutely pick myself up some more of this.

krisandajt, Aug 02, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ezperkins2, Apr 24, 2014
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,642 ratings.