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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

10,143 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 10,143
Reviews: 3,380
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 327
Gots: 1,436 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TheBaumer, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Svendozen, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of don1481
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Dark. Dark as my soul, one could say. Big brown head that lingers. This beer looks like it means business.

Smell: Definite coffee smell to it with some dark chocolate. Malty, too.

Taste: Hmm. Chocolatey more than coffee. A little bit boozy.

Mouthfeel: Based on the appearance and smell, I would have expected this to linger a little more in my mouth between sips. That said, it's plenty tasty so I'm not complaining. Really, I'm not. Especially as it makes me drink more of it to write this review. I'd agree with the "dry" finish that others have mentioned.

Overall: Yeah, I think I'll be adding this to my "standards." Get some of this cellared and see what happens. Based on what I've read from others who cellared, it should age very nicely. I'm excited.

don1481, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tarheels4life23, Sep 29, 2013
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zufffle, Sep 29, 2013
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JKV96, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Strelnikov, Sep 29, 2013
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irv2424, Sep 29, 2013
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DustinSWB, Sep 29, 2013
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Casterbridge, Sep 29, 2013
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jkroese, Sep 29, 2013
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Methical, Sep 29, 2013
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Dicers, Sep 29, 2013
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TheBoog013, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just an amazing beer- especially considering the price ($8.99 where I am) and year-round availability. Black as Rasputin's heart with a lovely tan head. Foamier than most RIS. No strong scent - just mild hints of caramel and coffee. These two flavors are distinct in the taste though. Serve this puppy pretty warm - cold it tastes boozy but at 50-55 degrees that goes away and the beer is silky smooth. I do like a few other RIS's more but this is the best year-round version. A true classic.

Qbdoo, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bill69, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

fitz284, Sep 27, 2013
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,143 ratings.