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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

9,938 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,938
Reviews: 3,364
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,345 | FT: 43
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%

mdimeglio, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

jcoulighan, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Clarkson, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ChiBrewKing, Aug 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

CA_Jim, Oct 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

eet_fuk, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

raulstotle12, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

intangible, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

tinterlande, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

j_therk, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tdraben, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of isaac
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. stubby to pint glass.

A - Wow. Very, very dark. I'm still hesitant to say black, since there are some red tones in there, but... maybe black is the right color to use. brown, pillowy head of 2 fingers that sinks first in the middle and then slowly down the side of glass.

S - sweet, roasted malts and chocolate dominate the smell, however there is a clear, citric-hops aroma as well. alcohol also makes an appearance.

T - delicious. begins with coffee and chocolate tones that slowly transitions into hop bitterness, finished with a sweet, almost cookie-like flavor. i give this a 4.5, though, and not a 5, because there is an odd hint of soy-sauce in the aftertaste that is a bit displeasing.

M - smooth, medium to heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation hitting the back of the palate and warming alcohol down the throat.

D - a very enjoyable beer, to say the least. i've had this both in the bottle and in a glass, and i must say that the latter is certainly preferable. old rasputin is truly helping me relax before bed.

isaac, Nov 16, 2006
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4/5  rDev -7%

BradleySig, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Ironcityblackand, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

gearzstang, Jan 09, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into my Gulden Draak gold-rimmed tulip. The gold rim and golden dragon emblem look spectacular against the blackness of this beer.

Pours as black as can be, but notably this brew does not take on the viscous quality some beers this dark have. Light brown head.

Smell of substantial roasted malt, hint of sweetness and chocolate.

This is a tasty delicious beer. Burnt malt flavors, dark chocolate, espresso. Finish is intense coffee, drifting into a melded hop bitterness and some chocolate sweetness. Just tasty and the right balance between straightforwardness and complexity, making it very drinkable while also having a substantial mettle.

More or less full-bodied beer with decent level of carbonation that keeps things from weighing down.

A nice beer that I frequently go to when I'm in the mood for a nice, chocolatey stout.

ghetto90007, Jun 30, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black, Black and more Black. 1/2" Head that last a short time.

S:Malty and Roasty with a good hop presense.

T:Malty and Toasted. Hoppy yet smooth. Strong Dark Chocolate taste.

M: Heavy and Smooth.

O: Good beer for a cold night. I would recommend.

scottyg354, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Eurytos, Jan 14, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,938 ratings.