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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

9,032 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,032
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 244
Gots: 954 | FT: 31
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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BrianGaynor


4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first official review, so bear with me.

Appearance: pours completely jet black with a two finger tan head. Very thick pour. I personally love a thick beer so this has a lot of appeal to me.

Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of vanilla maybe?

Taste: this doesn't hit like some of the 9.0% beers I've had in the past. Really pleasing taste of roasted malts and hints of vanilla.

Mouthfeel: as said earlier, this beer is thick. You can really feel the thickness, but it still goes down smooth.

Overall: this beer is pretty good, I am going to enjoy drinking the other three in the pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 03:51:34 | More by BrianGaynor
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ChanceK

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

02-28-2012 02:46:47 | More by ChanceK
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

02-28-2012 01:34:54 | More by stevefinny
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2012 00:44:08 | More by mtrog313
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2012 19:40:18 | More by keanlacrosse
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2012 15:47:49 | More by stoutlover1978
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2012 07:30:46 | More by shelby415
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Danobold

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2012 03:51:50 | More by Danobold
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fatmusic14

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the most complex beers I've had in a very long time - flavors galore.

A - literally pitch black. Carbonation doesn't dance like a Guiness, but appearance similar. Good head, dark and creamy, decent retention - no lacing.

S - I'm going to skip this one

T - in your face flavors. Felt like I was getting hit in the face with a sack full of hops. Bursts of coffee and mocha, with a strong kick of alcohol and bitterness, almost a horseradish hint. But delicious.

M - great smooth and carbonation level, very refreshing. If your eyes were closed while drinking this, you would have no idea that it was this color or consistency.

O - Got a 4 pack, will probably last me a few weeks.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 21:21:03 | More by fatmusic14
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2012 19:52:36 | More by Lynn
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Lexiconical

New York

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You want complexity? This beer has astonishing complexity. Gave as a gift to my father, a wine drinker, and it aced the test. It has different tastes at different moments, like a great wine.

That said, I have not had other Russian Imperial Stouts, so what I liked about it might just be trait of the style.

Astonishing molasses color and thickness. Smell not up to the rest of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 15:10:28 | More by Lexiconical
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wembly13

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

02-26-2012 13:25:50 | More by wembly13
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-26-2012 02:20:14 | More by lilnicky068
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Obscure05

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

02-25-2012 22:59:32 | More by Obscure05
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2012 22:24:44 | More by ltdantheman
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

02-25-2012 19:24:37 | More by SHCC
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 18:37:16 | More by craftbeer31
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

02-25-2012 06:43:02 | More by schopenhauerale
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 05:44:40 | More by RandyBoBandy
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HungarianCount

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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cburns48

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 01:39:35 | More by vejadu
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Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-25-2012 01:19:30 | More by Metal4Breakfast
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,032 ratings.