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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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9,939 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,939
Reviews: 3,364
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 305
Gots: 1,346 | 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%

trcasey, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

brotherloco, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

esdeebrew, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Hacksaw34
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Hacksaw34, Oct 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

felixljr, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

ryanpj, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

YourOnlyMan, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

meehandennis, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of freedomlinux
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

freedomlinux, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of jwps214
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jwps214, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of begforme4484
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap at Tyler's Taproom in Apex, NC.

The beer is black as can be with a really thick creamy head. The head clung to the glass all the way down like it was painted on. It had thicker rings showing where each sip was.

Smelled of cocoa/coffee/roasted goodness.

The taste was different than normal Old Raspy. It still had the cocoa, coffee, and deep roasted malt complexities, but it drank like a milkshake. A Russian Imperial Stout ice cream.

Great mouthfeel, creamy and very full bodied.

I originally only planned on having one of these but felt compelled to enjoy two.

begforme4484, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Peglegtim
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Peglegtim, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of tmcarter23
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

tmcarter23, Oct 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

JoeyDante, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TIMMA87698, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of papat444
3.28/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Seany for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: Huge mocha head forms, very bubbly with a black body, Foam doesn't really seem to move much. Long drapes of foam.

Smell: Espresso beans, chocolate, straddles the sweet and bitter with some baker's chocolate shavings.

Taste: Rich, slight licorice, bitter sweet chocolate but then the over the top roasted coffee permeates the flavor. Too unbalanced to be properly enjoyed.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is prickly, body is a beast yet manageable but the finish is quite abrasive and bitter, almost bordering on astringent.

Overall: The unbalanced harshness is too much for my liking. Overshadows the other potential good flavors.

papat444, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SweetT2118, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ChiPool
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass.

Old Raspy: review long time coming. Smell of burnt raisins, chocolate malts, . Poured jet black, and a generous amount of carmel colored head. More carbonated than would be expected. What a brew, when it comes to the taste. Roasty malts, but a backbone of hops on this one: an inverse of the IPAs that predominate. This is a complex character: strong stout roasty flavor, but not too boozy. This review is from the bottle: must have from nitro tap!

ChiPool, Oct 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

EdelweissDad, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ilikebeer03, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours jet black with a monster mocha head that does not allow a quick pour.

S - Slight dark coffee. That's about it. Perhaps I have an old bottle.

T - Strong bitter dark coffee with some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Spot on for an RIS.

M - Heavy body with medium carbonation. Once again, spot on for an RIS.

O - Overall, this is a great RIS, and a great beer for the time of year, especially here in Michigan

SometimesIfart, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

anteater, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black body with a thick, fluffy mocha head that sticks around for a while and leaves some heavy lacing.

S- Milk chocolate, coffee, hints of dark fruit. Inviting so far.

T- Bittersweet cocoa bean, coffee with cream, slightly milky. Warming malt finish. Very enjoyable.

M- Smooth, creamy, silky with little carbonation. Thick and fulfilling.

Overall, one of my favorite, if not my favorite russian imperial so far. Rich and flavorful. Must try.

gcamparone, Oct 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

trumpetstu, Oct 23, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,939 ratings.