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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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9,151 Ratings

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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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Photo of barnzy78


4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pours opaque black with a bubbly light brown head. Good retention, good lacing. Aromas are dark chocolate, piny hops, and anise; slightly boozy. Tastes are rich and complex with notes of unsweetened dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, pine, anise, and is slightly roasty with the pungent, piny hops lingering on the palate right through past the bitter finish. Mouth-feel is full-bodied and rather oily. Alcohol is well concealed. Overall, a favorite Russian Imperial Stout of mine: good quality, it's readily available year-round, good price point, and it's consistent.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 02:11:37 | More by barnzy78
Photo of szmnnl99


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-25-2012 21:45:02 | More by szmnnl99
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-25-2012 19:35:18 | More by Demonhunter
Photo of VonZipper

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2012 17:38:38 | More by VonZipper
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

03-24-2012 13:33:58 | More by Sailracer
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2012 07:15:08 | More by ceraphin
Photo of freystout17


4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very complex in a pleasant way. Burnt caramel, hops, coffee notes, and a somewhat "woody-earthy" quality. One of the best all around RIS you can buy. The quality from this brewer is very constent; I have never had a "bad" lot from this company. This brew always lives up to its great reputation. Very reasonably priced at about 9 bucks per 4 pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 03:41:27 | More by freystout17
Photo of JuicesFlowing


3.45/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass. The beer is pitch black with a thick dark espresso foamy head that takes forever to dissipate. Good sticky lacing persists. The beer smells like alcohol, big time. But through that is bitter chocolates and perhaps roasted malts. The beer tastes warm and boozy up front. After that, raisins, bitter chocolate, and burnt malts. A slightly smokey presence is also noted. The mouthfeel is bright, carbonated, and dry.

Overall, the alcohol just ruins everything for me here. It's in the smell, the mouthfeel, and the taste. Doesn't leave much room leftover for taste ... I know my viewpoint clashes with nearly every BA out there, but that's why it's MY viewpoint.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 03:04:33 | More by JuicesFlowing
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2012 03:00:46 | More by Schwag
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2012 02:32:27 | More by redwhiteandbrew
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 18:18:50 | More by mcorwin
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

03-23-2012 17:44:09 | More by Bigben0328
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 10:38:28 | More by samsquamch
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 03:20:19 | More by rogerthegill
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-23-2012 03:15:55 | More by MystikCelt
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 00:37:18 | More by JoeyRamone
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2012 20:17:09 | More by tenacioustomato
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2012 19:58:30 | More by beerAndPixels
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-22-2012 03:09:24 | More by wabritton
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2012 23:25:40 | More by dgeebs07
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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L - Jet black with a 1 finger brown wispy and foamy head that doesn't stay around too long. Very nice lacing, though.

S - The first thing I smell is chocolate. There's definitely good amounts of roasted malt and hints of coffee. Maybe the tiniest bit of alcohol present, but not much, and also a slight hint of hops.

T - Simply delicious. The sweetness of the chocolate balances well with the bitterness of the roasted malt and coffee flavors. Some hop flavors may be contributing to the bitterness as well. Very good balance between the sweetness and bitterness.

F - Medium-to-full bodied, not much as far as carbonation, and a dry, slightly bitter, slightly astringent, slightly warming finish from the roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol. Light creamy texture.

O - This was a great beer. If you are a stout-lover, I highly recommend this one. Very, very tasty and hides the alcohol extremely well. I'd love to come back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 14:42:48 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressively poured into a tulip producing a big two finger light brown head atop a black on black on black body of darkness. Lacing clings to the glass from top to bottom.

The smell is everything you want from a RIS. Roast character, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. There is even a slight hoppy citrus aroma.

The roasted malt hits big with the coffee and chocolate flavors in tow. There is a definite bitter bite. The aftertaste lingers wonderfully. I don’t want any water to wash it away.

Not quite a full body. Smooth with light carbonation.

It is hard to turn down this beer. A wonderful stout at a great price point.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 04:37:41 | More by MattSweatshirt
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4/5  rDev -7%

03-21-2012 04:00:40 | More by Spicer
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-21-2012 03:51:02 | More by Buster
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2012 01:11:55 | More by PeteRiz
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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