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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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10,197 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,197
Reviews: 3,384
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 332
Gots: 1,462 | FT: 44
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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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I can't see any appreciable bottling date on the bottle, but I can definitely attest that this bottle is AT LEAST 14 months old, based on the date I bought it and subsequent cellaring. I'd probably guess it was more around 18 months, however.

A: Jet black in color with a creamy, thick, and slow-to-recede chocolate milkshake colored head. It retains quite well, with a relatively thick layer of foam retaining atop throughout in my large bowl snifter.

S: Very rich bittersweet chocolate, some light coffee, dark fruit notes, some vanilla. Quite rich and invigorating.

T&M: With age the hops have mellowed out substantially, revealing a very complex and excellent stout. Flavor starts with a confluence of dark chocolate covered black cherries, raisins, and other dark fruits before segueing into a pleasant roasted malt component. Finish is long, distinct, and savory and features espresso, dark chocolate, burnt black malt, and all kinds of wonderful dark flavors. Quite pleasant. Body is full and a tad bit oily (yet also creamy) with a restrained carbonation that just tickles the tongue.

D: Rather quaffable considering the ABV and body. This is definitely one to age, considering the sharp hoppiness when it's young.

BamaBeerBuff, Aug 06, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

YobroitsJoe, Mar 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mhksuccess, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

d5001986, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JesseLara, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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

ac22rush, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jkd03c, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

cfadams17, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Brian700
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Again another beer I got from nflmvp a few days ago.

This one pours dark black with a brown head that doesn't leave to much in the way of lacing.

The aroma is of coffee, black patent, bitter chocolate, alcohol.

The flavor is chocolate and coffee mixed whith alcohol and plum. There is a nice alcohol warming but it isn't as chewy as I thought it would be.

The mouthfeel is nice and creamy. It is full bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer especially for an imperial stout. Definately worth picking up.

Brian700, Sep 02, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Holmes698, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jtransel, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

RWACKO, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

timjim1327, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Sunn, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

plinythederek, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

MrNate, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

BryanCDM, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -11.6%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful stout. Nicely balanced, one thing I really like (or dislike) about stouts is the roastedness of the beers body. This one was not too roasted, but it had enough bitterness to warm me up on a single digit western New England evening. Highly drinkable at %9

Purchased as a 4-pack for $8.00, a good deal. There are so many good stouts out there, I feel that this category is going to become a much more scrutinized category.

FLAbeergutinMASS, Jan 07, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

treznor, May 06, 2014
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,197 ratings.