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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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9,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,984
Reviews: 3,366
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 310
Gots: 1,357 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BrewSTL, Sep 01, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

JakeBarnett, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been waiting a long time to try this mystical Russian...

Poured a very, very dark brown with glints of ruby where light penetrated. Big aroma, with notes of bourbon, toffee, and about a hundred other things mixing beautifully. Rich, deep taste, where the warmth of alcohol sits atop an earthy blend of coffee, dark chocolate, subtle fruit sweetness, and a nice, bitter edge of hops.

Exceptionally compex and wonderfully warm. This is a very good beer.

RockyTopHeel, Jan 31, 2004
Photo of buzzedup
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite RIS.

A. This beer looks just like it should dark brown with red tints when held to a light. the head is perfect .
S. just like a RIS should smell rich
T. it is perfectly balanced with just enough taste but not overly complexed.
M . this is the only place this beer will let you down. t is a bit thin in the mouth,
O. this beer is hands down one of the best RIS you will ever taste. the best part is you can get it just about anywhere in the US and all year round. The price is right as well, under priced for the quality of this beer.

buzzedup, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

stevefinny, Feb 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

DersOne, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Rob315, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

MeisterSmudge, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RandyBoBandy, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Shnanign, Jun 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TwoTrees, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Flashyspoons, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Brewzma, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of yankeeheel
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

yankeeheel, Dec 18, 2003
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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

yossarian14, Nov 28, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

fisherbray, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

diverite, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Matthewpakula, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer blows me away. Pours a dark black with a light brown foamy head.
Super toasty coffee aroma with a little chocolate . Maybe even. Hint of vanilla or malt.
Mouthfeel on this beer is fantastic, super smooth and full bodied. It's delicious even cold. Hides the alcohol very well with a mild bitterness . I wish this is what all imperial stouts tasted like. Just a comforting beer you want to keep drinking.

zookerman182, Oct 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cbeer88, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

rkcrozier, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Dreamer, Jan 08, 2013
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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