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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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9,027 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,027
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 243
Gots: 954 | FT: 31
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%

03-21-2012 01:11:55 | More by PeteRiz
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-20-2012 20:26:51 | More by jdougherty
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-20-2012 13:44:45 | More by SweJon
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-20-2012 09:22:05 | More by Majorwolfe
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Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cheers once again to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle

Appearance: Black, with a moderately-sized beige/light tan head, leaves wisps of lacing

Smell: A lot of different aromas here - burnt malts, somewhat charred, very roasted - burnt, dark coffee - dark chocolate and some cocoa - hoppy, too - herbal and grassy, with orange and grapefruit rind - the hop profile is not what I'm looking for, but I imagine that it will drop over time

Taste: Follows the smell, with a ton of burnt - burnt malts, chocolate malts, bitter dark chocolate, burnt coffee, char - burnt orange and grapefruit rinds - combined bitterness from the burnt malts and the hops is actually a little harsh - lingering bitterness, too

Mouthfeel: Medium body, above average carbonation, very smooth, somewhat dry

Overall: Good, not that amazing

The RIS style is inundated with ridiculously thick, absurdly ridiculous monsters. This is not one of them, and it isn't supposed to be. It's a good for what it is, but I am not a huge fan of the hops and overall lack of depth of the malts. This does work well in cooking chili, however.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 05:58:29 | More by angrybabboon
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-20-2012 03:42:40 | More by cletetron
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3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. (Closest glass nearby)

Yeah, no light is escaping this one. Kind of an odd thing to give a high appearance on, but I think you know where I'm coming from on a stout like this. :-)

The carbonation was pretty much spot on, nice small bubbles. I think I was surprised by the smell, not as strong as I was expecting. A little charcoal and bitter chocolate aroma.

The taste was very smooth, not overpowering. Somehow, I was hoping for some more complexity to shine through, but the variety of subtle flavors was dominated in my nose by the charcoal taste.

I was surprised how masked that 9% is. Doesn't feel like it at all. I'm not sure I'd ever session an imperial stout, but it's as likely a candidate as you're gonna find.

Regardless, it's good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:17:02 | More by Chirpie
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-19-2012 14:07:47 | More by DruD
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-19-2012 06:36:42 | More by quilty
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-19-2012 04:56:15 | More by justinbrown
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4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- The nose is a little understated. I get some coffee and roast.

A- Pitch black with a thin rich brown colored head.

F- Dark chocolate and deep roasty flavors are present. There's some bitterness, but it's subdued. Not harsh or overly astringent. The malt flavors are there, but not residual sweetness.

M- Low to average carbonation. Nice full body, without being cloying. Actually a pretty dry taste, like accented by the mild astrigent character of the roast malts.

O- An awesome beer. It's everything you could want in a Russian Imperial Stout. I love the fact that it's big and strong, but there's not a hot alcohol flavor and that the roast flavors are present, but the beer avoids being too harsh. It's a drinkable version that I'd come back to.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 04:51:34 | More by onewetpaw
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-19-2012 04:21:35 | More by bill_rue
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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-19-2012 00:06:05 | More by Capster
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-18-2012 23:12:17 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2012 18:05:07 | More by GreatPumpkin
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2012 08:09:08 | More by carlitosbronson1
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-18-2012 03:48:56 | More by BarryInMN
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-18-2012 01:36:30 | More by Snapps
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-17-2012 20:17:21 | More by Crimsontider22
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-17-2012 17:05:16 | More by NDuquette
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-17-2012 03:11:45 | More by cjac
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into standard pint glass

A: Pours a deep black; tan foamy head; chocolate brown coloring around the edges when held to light
S: Smoky smell, maybe some hints of some spice, cinnamon
T: Smoky chocolate taste upfront; some hoppy bitterness towards the end; hints of coffee, licorice, and spices throughout with a nice roasted background
M: Full-bodied character, lingers in the mouth awhile
O: First time having this stout and it was very tasty...definitely a sipper that is best enjoyed while hanging out and relaxing...overall a very complex stout with a number of different flavors hitting you throughout

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:29:13 | More by wafers
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-17-2012 00:33:23 | More by Robeerto89
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2012 20:39:29 | More by John4Beer
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2012 20:06:36 | More by drwolfe
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,027 ratings.