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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

9,221 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,221
Reviews: 3,327
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 257
Gots: 1,023 | FT: 33
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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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-04-2012 04:14:17 | More by BeerForHokie
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Danno

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-04-2012 02:38:09 | More by Danno
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black body, 1 finger of tan head

S - Chocolate, coffee.

T - Typical stout profile. Chocolate, coffee, slight anise, roasted malts.

M - Full, decent amount of carbonation.

Not my favorite but a good example of a russian imperial stout. Bonus words.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 19:19:29 | More by s1ckboy
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2012 17:31:40 | More by vonnegut21
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scubahood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2012 14:22:01 | More by scubahood
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2012 02:08:21 | More by steamboatbrewer
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markmiller

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2012 01:01:53 | More by markmiller
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istarilord

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2012 00:42:16 | More by istarilord
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DrJaws

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2012 03:34:46 | More by DrJaws
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HopFace

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-01-2012 18:49:29 | More by HopFace
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-01-2012 06:23:48 | More by TimoP
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whatsajessica

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-01-2012 01:21:05 | More by whatsajessica
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-01-2012 01:18:44 | More by drtth
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2012 22:15:13 | More by Lang44
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Samichez

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-30-2012 13:36:28 | More by Samichez
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-30-2012 01:08:19 | More by Snellgg5
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Titans77

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - RIS black, dark as night. A light mocha colored 2 finger head that quickly dissipated to a light black film. Moderately carbonated.

S - Chocolaty with slight coffee scent. Roasted malts and a hint of some dark fruits. Expected it to come off stronger scented, but even after letting it warm up a bit, it doesn't impress me too much.

T - First thing to hit you is a smooth chocolate taste from the roasted malts. A slight coffee aftertaste. I don't get much of the dark fruit that I thought I was smelling. Its blend of chocolate and coffee flavorings work really well. Not too dominant, but very tasty. No presence of alcohol in my tasting, which is pretty awesome at 9% abv

M - Medium bodied, which threw me for a loop at first. Expected it to be a full bodied brew. Smooth silky feeling coats the mouth with a perfect amount of carbonation. Solid RIS mouthfeel.

O - This beer is better than the sum of its parts! Appearance, smell, taste and mouthfeel are above average, but nothing really special. It translates to something that comes together very specially. Its so readily available, cheap and tasty. This brew is in a league of its own. Everything that is better than it is harder to find year round and more expensive, but damn near comparable in every other department.

Edit: 1 year old aged Old Rasputin

A - Same

S - Almost the same, more chocolate to it.

T - Chocolate milk with some coffee and vanilla finish. Amazing stuff.

M - Smooth. I had this on nitro, which was amazing. The bottle aged is still really solid. Full bodied with an amazingly thick finish. Great stuff.

O - Aged 1 year puts this stuff into world class range. Amazing fresh, even better aged. My favorite bargain stout!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 00:47:25 | More by Titans77
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sasky7777

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-30-2012 00:41:34 | More by sasky7777
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elizago

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

04-30-2012 00:09:16 | More by elizago
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2012 20:53:55 | More by beaulabauve
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trumpy

Australia

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second time trying this Stout, and its a nice beer. Close enough to jet black in colour, but the head is a light off white. it hangs around for a fair time though. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, with a hint of the alcohol. In the mouth its all creamy aniseed with a roasted coffee aftertaste that ends with nice bitterness. The mouthfeel is pretty good, the carbonation is mild and suits the style. If you swill it around like you would a wine, then its actually pretty creamy. There is a definate hit of warm alcohol at the back end though, but thats not a surprise. A nice stout to sip, but just shaded by Green flash double stout.
I saw another review that said it was USD $8.99 a 4 pack! here in Australia its $8 a bottle! WTF!!

Seriously though, its great to see this style of beer available here now. Just a shame about the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 09:40:42 | More by trumpy
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with no date

Pours out a very black shade of brown. Pillowy dark mocha head with staying power and spotty lacing that doesn't stick. Smell is chocolate/cocoa powder and fire-roasted malts. A tinge of alcohol as well. Taste is bitter roasted malt, with accents of dark chocolate, dates, sugar cookies, dark coffee, nuts, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, good amount of carbonation, but you can feel the alcohol.

Nice, heavy beer. An enjoyable sipper for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 00:11:27 | More by jimmah120
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sennin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-28-2012 17:14:48 | More by sennin
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hayesjw

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2012 16:44:58 | More by hayesjw
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2012 15:07:20 | More by closisinthehouse
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,221 ratings.