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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

9,210 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,210
Reviews: 3,326
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 253
Gots: 1,016 | 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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howard12

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2012 01:33:00 | More by howard12
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with almost four fingers of very active light brown head. Recedes to a film atop the beer.

S: Very strong roasted malts with a mixture of dark and milk chocolate, though light. Some piney hops in the background.

T: Starts out with a bitter hoppiness that is quickly followed by roasted malts, espresso, and dark and milk chocolate. The bitterness is a bit strong for me, but fortunately it's accompanied by great stout characteristics. As it warms, it gets better - the roast and chocolate become more apparent, and the bitterness less so.

M: Fairly thick with creamy carbonation.

O: A solid Russian Imperial Stout. Very roasty with great milk and dark chocolate flavor, but a bit too bitter for my liking. If it was a bit sweeter, it'd be phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:08:14 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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casualfan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2012 23:00:10 | More by casualfan
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-04-2012 19:34:54 | More by MumboJumbo
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Jhatwig


3/5  rDev -30.2%

04-03-2012 04:04:45 | More by Jhatwig
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-03-2012 02:19:27 | More by DelicateDelirium
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jmbraxton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-03-2012 00:28:47 | More by jmbraxton
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-02-2012 23:30:55 | More by mquinn919
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-02-2012 23:10:28 | More by mikepcarney
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2012 15:40:16 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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n00blar

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2012 14:27:51 | More by n00blar
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Abe_Froman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2012 06:10:43 | More by Abe_Froman
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C63AMG

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-01-2012 23:38:37 | More by C63AMG
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tylerprince

Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A second Old Rasputin review. Had the pleasure of trying this on tap after a year of cellaring. DBGB, Bowery and Houston, NYC. This review is pretty much a copy of my first with some major changes:

A: Pours a beautiful matte black. No light gets through. After a cascade, a frothy 2-finger mocha head remains, with good retention. This gives way to a beautiful lacing.

S: Chocolate up front, roasted malts. Hop presence has certainly faded compared to the fresh bottle, and has been replaced by a coffee-like aroma. Much stronger than out of the bottle.

T: WOW. So much character, but still with all the flavors of a stout. Roasted malts and chocolate throughout, with coffee flavors much more powerful after the cellaring. The second 5.0 I have ever awarded for taste - this is simply perfect.

M: Creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Finishes with some foam. Other stouts with this much flavor are generally sippers...this one is so smooth you can drink at your own leisure.

O: One of the best stouts I've tried. I only wish it were easier to find - it's lack of ubiquity is astonishing given its status in the beer world as the archetypal RIS.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 22:56:23 | More by tylerprince
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pastafarian

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2012 22:46:59 | More by pastafarian
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2012 22:46:23 | More by agreenman19
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jordanmckell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2012 21:54:52 | More by jordanmckell
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-01-2012 18:20:14 | More by TonyTalon
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass...

A: Very dark black, finger of brown khaki head, some cascading effect.

S: Dark roasted malts, cocoa, coffee/espresso, light hop presence, some dark fruits as well.

T: Lots of dark roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate, espresso coffee grounds, nice roasty bitter finish.

M: Thick and chewey, smooth creamy feel, hard to have more than one in a session though.

O: Outstanding RIS, so much complexity and flavors goin on and the 9 abv goes almost unoticed.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 17:31:07 | More by Dools9
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BeerIsGoodAndSuch


4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste= wonderful, chocolately notes, minor coffee notes, at 9% abv there is little alcohol taste. almost a milkshake like taste, very good

Appearance= black, superior lacing, and a retentive head

Smell= very nice, chocolatey and appetizing

Mouthfeel= thick as you would expect for a 9% stout

Overall= Fantastic stout that tastes great and delivers a powerful buzz, 10-14 dollars a 4 pack, will definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 06:03:30 | More by BeerIsGoodAndSuch
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stortore

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2012 05:29:37 | More by stortore
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2012 03:10:30 | More by sabitu
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-01-2012 02:18:49 | More by BellsFan
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tsulli

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2012 01:54:20 | More by tsulli
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tmarretti

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-01-2012 01:16:55 | More by tmarretti
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,210 ratings.