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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

9,151 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,151
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)
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

04-16-2012 03:52:06 | More by jbertsch
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geneklingler


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-15-2012 23:41:08 | More by geneklingler
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-15-2012 13:57:08 | More by rondufresne
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superspak

Michigan

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

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 6/3/2011. Been a while since I first rated this one(9/2010). Pours almost pitch black color with some brown around the edges with an impressive 2 finger dense tan head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some very nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, pine, herbal hop, caramel, biscuit, molasses, and slight dark fruit. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity and strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, pine, biscuit, caramel, coffee, molasses, toffee, herbal hop, charred malt, and slight citrus. Nice sized spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, charred malt, pine, herbal hops, and caramel and the finish for a while. Nice balance of hop flavors with roasted malt flavors. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Quite smooth to drink, but is still definitely a sipper. Alcohol is well hidden with only a warming after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Russian imperial stout, and an absolute classic in the style. Very robust and smooth; and extremely enjoyable to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 04:36:11 | More by superspak
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-15-2012 00:59:46 | More by DrFunkenstein
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piconaut

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2012 05:43:53 | More by piconaut
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rev_jimmy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2012 01:57:17 | More by rev_jimmy
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.2%

04-14-2012 01:37:38 | More by beerhawk41
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smi

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2012 01:29:57 | More by smi
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2012 20:34:41 | More by WritersBlock
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decay_of_mind


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2012 11:23:02 | More by decay_of_mind
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-13-2012 02:28:02 | More by vbiliyar
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klink40

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2012 23:51:02 | More by klink40
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2012 15:24:58 | More by jculler82
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JustChad


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-12-2012 12:37:13 | More by JustChad
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-12-2012 04:49:39 | More by NOLANDMAN
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rkay3

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-12-2012 04:38:31 | More by rkay3
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Dark33

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2012 02:52:05 | More by Dark33
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-11-2012 21:34:48 | More by xHopHeadx
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2012 14:26:59 | More by TheRuss9585
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conradh


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2012 02:00:33 | More by conradh
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creez

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2012 02:00:08 | More by creez
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Bowlus803


5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-10-2012 05:49:18 | More by Bowlus803
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on nitro-tap at Redlight Redlight. Served in a 10 oz. glass shaped like a nonic pint pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, and opaque. Creamy dark tan nitro head, but much of the nitrogen movement within the beer had dissipated by the time I got the glass.

S: Coffee, dark cacao. Rich maltiness and a creamy sweetness. Not a huge aroma, but nice when you work at it a bit.

T: Sweet dark-roasted coffee, cacao, and big roasted malts without being overly bitter. Some toffee and a lactose-like sweetness throughout. Mild roasted bitterness in hang.

M: The body is on the thin side for style and the nitro-tap serving. Creamy mouthfeel, and alcohol is well-hidden for style.

O: Truly a quality, easily accessible example of style, but it didn't quite live up to my high expectations for having it on nitro.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-10-2012 05:18:23 | More by macrosmatic
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obywan59

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one pitch black brew, with a 4 finger chunky head towering over my glass. It leaves very sticky lacing.

The aroma is of rich roasted malt complemented perfectly by over-ripe citrus and whiffs of coffee. It almost smells as if it were barrel-aged.

Sweet, smooth, and almost milky, like milk chocolate with caramel Bitter hops and roast malts refuse to allow the sweetness to overpower.

Thick and creamy in the mouth, with a bit of light foaminess. Very warming.

One of the best stouts. It's sweet, as I prefer, but countered well by the heavy bitterness. Great for a cool spring night.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 01:40:52 | More by obywan59
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,151 ratings.