1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,155 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,155
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 996 | FT: 32
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)
View: Beers (23) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,155 | Reviews: 3,321 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ERRL710
ERRL710

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter. Bottle not dated. Finger mocha head

Smell- slight alcohol, mostly coco nibs. Smells DARK

Mouth Feel- Surprisingly thin, expected motor oil. Smooth, little bite.

Taste- Complex, mostly deep roasts and coco. Slight coffee after taste.

Over all must buy/rebuy

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 22:35:47 | More by ERRL710
Photo of thampel09
thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-06-2013 22:12:58 | More by thampel09
Photo of JohnSnowNW
JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

05-06-2013 18:35:36 | More by JohnSnowNW
Photo of DrewShalvoy
DrewShalvoy

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2013 16:19:39 | More by DrewShalvoy
Photo of klmcmachen
klmcmachen

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-06-2013 14:40:36 | More by klmcmachen
Photo of MatterOfOpinion
MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2013 05:43:29 | More by MatterOfOpinion
Photo of projektyle
projektyle

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-05-2013 17:37:28 | More by projektyle
Photo of jayhunter357
jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-05-2013 17:05:26 | More by jayhunter357
Photo of bishopdc0
bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-05-2013 01:12:18 | More by bishopdc0
Photo of gillagorilla
gillagorilla

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet (no date)

A: In the glass it is a completely opaque black but on the pour it is a very dark brown that leaves a finger mocha head that dwindles quickly. There is a tiny bit of lacing.

S: Smells like a nice yeasty malt that smells a bit like burnt toast. There is a decent, sweet malt backbone with a bit of espresso and a hint of dark chocolate.

T: There is a mess of flavors in here that all seem to fight for the lead. It is how it smells with a solid backbone of malt that tries to introduce other flavors like chocolate and coffee, but they don't work here. The aftertaste is no good at all, but it is a first for me, it is like a bitter chocolate taste. This one is just really hard to describe and not in a good way.

M: It has a really weird mouthfeel, like it can't decide what its texture is. I don't like it at all. It is all swirling smoothness with run of coarse bubbles at the end, but it is different each time. Worst of all it changes and messes with the taste a lot.

O: I did not like this at all. It isn't the worst stout I have had, but it is pretty close.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 00:16:47 | More by gillagorilla
Photo of lernerlift
lernerlift

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-04-2013 22:08:22 | More by lernerlift
Photo of DenverHopHead
DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big, dark, beautiful beer. The appearance stands out, but beyond that, nothing spectacular. The smell leaves something to be desired, which most RIS do, so don't want to be too critical. A very good tasting brew, but doesn't knock it out of the park. I like it, a lot, but I'm beginning to realize that I prefer my IPA's from Cali and my Stouts from Colorado. Many yet to try, so this can certainly change.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 20:40:38 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of ZEB89
ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 20:27:22 | More by ZEB89
Photo of CoolEthan
CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-04-2013 19:35:10 | More by CoolEthan
Photo of schaffer9252
schaffer9252

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 17:59:49 | More by schaffer9252
Photo of pearljam118
pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 16:53:15 | More by pearljam118
Photo of Danegerous123
Danegerous123

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

05-04-2013 10:23:10 | More by Danegerous123
Photo of stevied71
stevied71

Australia

4/5  rDev -7%

05-04-2013 05:04:08 | More by stevied71
Photo of take_it_sleazy
take_it_sleazy

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received one of these from my friend baldy. Thanks bud I owe ya.
Poured into Good Nature snifter from 12 oz bottle on a warm sunny day. Maybe a pilsner would suit this day better, but as usual I was anxious.

A: poured a dark brown color and once in the glass, completely jet black. Nice creamy head that disappears within minutes.

S: roasted coffee, chocolate, hints of vanilla. A sharp smell lingers in the nose for a while.

T: mmm... Beer. This one warms the insides. Chocolate upfront, with coffee malts present throughout. Roasted malts complement each other well in this one. Smokiness, with sweet hints of vanilla. Can taste the alcohol, but not overwhelming in the slightest. Kind of reminded me of a bourbon aged stout with the boozy aspect.

M: a bit thinner than I had expected, but doesn't take away from it at all. In fact, makes it even more sessionable. Still a medium bodied beer with a creamy texture once it hits your tounge. Coats the inside of your cheeks for a bit which felt unique. Carbonation is perfect for the style.

O: very impressed with this one. Would recommend to a stout lover as well as someone looking to get into the style. Flavorful coffee and chocolate malts really shine in this beer, with other sweeter flavors chiming in.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 20:54:33 | More by take_it_sleazy
Photo of MarvinSnyder
MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2013 20:21:04 | More by MarvinSnyder
Photo of KevinmusPrime
KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2013 17:13:18 | More by KevinmusPrime
Photo of brownac5
brownac5

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2013 17:39:41 | More by brownac5
Photo of acknight
acknight

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-02-2013 17:07:23 | More by acknight
Photo of amcaleh
amcaleh

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2013 12:38:38 | More by amcaleh
Photo of Hallertau
Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

05-02-2013 03:34:56 | More by Hallertau
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,155 ratings.