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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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9,645 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,645
Reviews: 3,349
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 288
Gots: 1,215 | FT: 38
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

LambicKing, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Joeyuwp, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of iannutter
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Bought in a six pack in Boulder, CO

First off, this is what a dark beer ought to look like. The head is extremely velvety, and though it thins out throughout the drinking process, it always retains some and the lacing is beautiful.

The smell of dark, dark roasted malts pervades the entire fragance of this beer, and they are certainly tasty smelling malts.

The flavour of this beer is dominated primarily by the same malts prevalent in the nose and truly remind me of dark roast coffee. The flavour of alcohol is certainly also prevalent in this brew, albeit not so much so, that it is overpowering. Rather, it actually complements the coffee flavour

The mouthfeel is exactly as every beer ought to have. The water for this beer is certainly of high quality and is extremely soft on the palate.

A great beer, would certainly buy again

iannutter, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Jwren5
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jwren5, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

prisdefer, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Wylde
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Wylde, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BobZ
4/5  rDev -7%

12oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Almost black with a dense 1/2” head that recedes to thin cap. Nice lacing.

Smell: As expected for a RIS roasted malt, strong coffee, and chocolate.

Taste: The richness of the roast comes forward with all of the chocolate and coffee plus the added warmth provided by the ABV. Not really getting any other flavors other than the mocha.

Mouthfeel: Clean on the palate with the warmth of the alcohol and the bitterness combining at the finish.

Overall: Very good RIS, the alcohol is not completely masked; however, it is also not unpleasant and the alcoholic warmth adds to the flavor of the beer.

BobZ, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

RichardMNixon, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mbw314, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ShakaShakaShaka, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

rhhjr, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JacobMutberg, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Keith_R, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

klinger, Oct 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

calvin233, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Rau71, Oct 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

benizi, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

WoodburyMN, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

koes0024, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Mavigo
4.3/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a pint

A: Pours an opaque bitch black with a short light brown/ tan head that has some reddish hue to it, has considerable amounts of lacing

S: Smells like fudge, barley, vanilla

T: chocolatey, like fudge, bold smokey flavor, sweetness of vanilla, finished off with warmth from the alcohol

M: More carbonated than I was expecting, not overbearing or offensive though, very fulfilling, the alcohol leaves you with a warm feeling.

O: Overall its an excellent stout, with its bold, complex flavors, very delightful, perfect for the cold, windy season here on the mitten.

Mavigo, Oct 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Resident, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

QuakeAttack, Oct 08, 2012
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SGMBARNES, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

wesley14, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mmmaaattt, Oct 08, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,645 ratings.