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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

9,217 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,217
Reviews: 3,327
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 256
Gots: 1,020 | 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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meltroha

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2012 01:51:00 | More by meltroha
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bluelynbrewing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2012 01:40:30 | More by bluelynbrewing
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ndamstra00

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-22-2012 00:48:29 | More by ndamstra00
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MildlyConnfused


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-21-2012 20:32:05 | More by MildlyConnfused
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ImperialSnout

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2012 01:37:01 | More by ImperialSnout
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mscudder

Georgia

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

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Absolutely beautiful RIS. Pours black with a bit of a brown glare. Tan head with large rings of lace. Good lace retention for the style.

S - Rich roasted malts complimented by sweet chocolate and coffee. Seems to have some light grape in the background alongside some caramel.

T - A unique RIS which is bold while having an almost milky composition. The initial rush is of sweet chocolate and caramel while quickly dissipating into bitter hops and roasted malts. The progression is quick fast and concludes with notes of espresso and softer chocolate. I also feel as the beer warms the flavors become more prominent and a little bit of heat reveals itself from the ABV on the back end.

M - A smooth creamy stout with ideal carbonation. This one is rather soft for such a bold beer, which I find fascinating.

O - This is nothing short of a fantastic RIS. If you are into the roasted flavors of a coffee stout and are atune to some sweetness, this is a no-brainer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 06:28:14 | More by mscudder
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.
Aged for a year and 2 months.

A: Pours an opaque black with 3 fingers of light brown head. Great head retention for 9%. Has thick rings of webbed lacing.

N: Big, sweet dark roasted malts aromas waft up. Black coffee, bitter sweet chocolate, raisin, molasses and thick caramel. Has lighter notes of concord grape and fig.

T: There's an initial rush of roasted barley along with raisin, prune and caramel. Mid-palate ushers in bittersweet chocolate, black coffee and overripe plum and nectarine. Finishes with a mix of chocolate mousse and creme brulee with notes of charcoal and espresso.

M: Medium-full bodied, smooth, creamy and sticky.

O: I consider this an essential RIS. An excellent interpretation and excellent beer in general. Very complex. The alcohol is expertly hidden even fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 00:23:24 | More by justintcoons
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DeusExMathias


5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-19-2012 19:47:52 | More by DeusExMathias
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2012 15:05:10 | More by NumberNone
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blandle12

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-19-2012 03:50:48 | More by blandle12
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-18-2012 12:22:51 | More by meanmutt
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swaghawk

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-18-2012 05:20:37 | More by swaghawk
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

04-18-2012 02:03:54 | More by avisong
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LordVodka

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2012 13:13:52 | More by LordVodka
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Brianimator

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2012 07:23:51 | More by Brianimator
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axres

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-16-2012 07:39:05 | More by axres
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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
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,217 ratings.