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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

9,494 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,494
Reviews: 3,338
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 272
Gots: 1,156 | FT: 34
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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Will_Turner

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-07-2012 02:53:52 | More by Will_Turner
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Colorado

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%

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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-06-2012 03:49:45 | More by Kunstman
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t3hPl4gu3

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-06-2012 02:38:51 | More by t3hPl4gu3
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ccozzi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-06-2012 01:50:41 | More by ccozzi
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ajsuper1221

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-06-2012 00:57:53 | More by ajsuper1221
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BWHD

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-05-2012 21:12:40 | More by BWHD
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cowboy83

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-05-2012 18:55:31 | More by cowboy83
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-05-2012 16:03:10 | More by zekeman17
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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PermanentWaves

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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TheDarkestYouveGot

California

4/5  rDev -7%

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Cougar990

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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wmc0005

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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glitchedmind

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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PaulMc

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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bigorange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

12oz bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 7.99/ 4 pack. No bottling date but I bought the pack last June so we're looking at a minimum of one year old. Served in a Founders snifter. 

Pours almost pure black with 2 fingers of dense mocha tan head. Good consistent lacing. 

Smells of dark fruit, cocoa, burnt sugar and roasted malts. 

Nice bittersweet plum and dark chocolate up front. Notes of cherry, coffee, smoke, anise and burnt wood. Great blend of all the flavors I expect in a Russian imperial stout. Alcohol is lurking in the background but never dominates. 

Creamy medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Long bitter cocoa malty aftertaste. 

A truly classic Russian imperial stout. It is the standard to which I hold all others. It's not the best around by any means but it's readily available enough that if a stout isn't at least this good, it has no business in my cellar. If you're a stout fan and for some reason you haven't tried this one, it's past time you get out there and give it a try. Like most Russian imperial stouts, Old Rasputin is great fresh and even better with some age on it.

06-03-2012 19:20:01 | More by ThickNStout
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jheberle

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-03-2012 18:38:47 | More by jheberle
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Zakk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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GringoKid

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

06-02-2012 15:04:59 | More by JohnQVD
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,494 ratings.