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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

9,909 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,909
Reviews: 3,362
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,328 | 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  rDev -7%

mpetersen, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

allstar255, Oct 22, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle to a nice two finger light brown head that slowly falls to a quarter of an inch with good lacing and black as pitch

the smell is earthy with the bold malt and coffee

the taste is not as strong as some other stouts but so well balanced without a burnt or overpowering chocolate as some have the hops are at the back of this one quite subtle the abv is hidden almost too well

the mouthfeel is great nice and crisp without coating the pallette carbonation is just right not flat at all like others

this stout is one of the best i have ever had i could drink this more than a few times a week excellent beer!

flyingvrod, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Noelito76, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

skrblr, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

maynard713, Oct 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

SEANDOYLE, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

biscuitroller, Oct 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Hoptologist, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

prison1, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

joemon83, Oct 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Mlitesonata, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

BeerNW, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ReeseMax3, Oct 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

jalepeno4, Oct 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

mattporter2, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of pkalix
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

black. just black. tan film on top. beautiful to behold!
roasty, malty, roasty, toasted smell . . . .
taste is like a creamy roasted coffee bean in an over-roasted starbucks cup.
mouthfeel is heavy, rugged.
overall . . . . in the world of stouts, this one's a great brew. i will admit, however, that i dont feel all that knowledgable about the stouts and porters. i appreciate them for what they are, and prefer the higher abv ones. there's a certain 'chalkiness' to this one that i really like, and i appreciate the 'espresso' and 'roasted' flavors, but i really need to learn more how these are produced. regardless.... cheers!
update: had this one on tap last night and what an incredible head it had. thicker than Guinness and way creamier.... a totally different brew on tap than was in the bottle....

pkalix, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Roland45s, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Rojada1988, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

tmars13, Oct 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

1993Heel, Oct 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Triglycerides, Oct 17, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack because the price was right. No bottle date to be seen..Not sure how I feel about a beer calling itself a cult classic but that's ok let's get to it..

The pour is damn near black. More head than I imagined leading into some lacing.

Smell is big dark chocolate and malts, booze, burnt chocolate cake with dark fruits.

Taste offers creamy chocolate with a really nice roasted character, sturdy amounts of bitterness and more booze in the aftertaste.

Creamy and smooth, warming finish.

Glad I got to try this one. Would pick it up again

TheMultiYeast, Oct 17, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,909 ratings.