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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

9,022 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,022
Reviews: 3,317
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 243
Gots: 951 | 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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jt6174

California

4/5  rDev -7%

02-10-2012 03:32:55 | More by jt6174
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pin

Australia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2012 02:37:40 | More by pin
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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2012 01:17:09 | More by sneth019
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -30.2%

02-10-2012 00:08:38 | More by jonathaniler
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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2012 23:16:11 | More by Ralphs66
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codon2004

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

02-09-2012 23:15:58 | More by codon2004
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2012 05:12:55 | More by Cyclone8
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2012 04:58:23 | More by msarver16
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chalkfullof

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2012 03:48:38 | More by chalkfullof
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer was dark black and produced a tan mocha head. Very malty flavor. I get a small hint of coffee or chocolate maybe, but not sure. Either way, there is a sweet taste with a little bit of a bitter bite. There is also a hint of the alcohol (which is otherwise very well-masked at 9%). I have not had many of these imperial stouts, but this is probably the best I have had so far. Very drinkable for how heavy it is, but I probably still couldn't have more than a couple.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:32:26 | More by BeerNoobNC
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass.

A: completely black, two finger mocha colored head. Head stayed quite a while.
S: Definite coffee, some chocolate, earthy.
T: Amazing! Chocolately, lots of malt, some coffee, some bitter aftertaste but very nice. Alcohol is well-hidden.
M: smooth, but very solid.
O: Great taste, feel. I would drink this anytime. One of the best stouts I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 00:15:56 | More by Loveyourbeer
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PJKSR02

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2012 23:15:46 | More by PJKSR02
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smokey smell comes out right away to me and then I get the chocolate and caramel smell. Taste of dark chocloate, malts, smoke. Flavor is bitter but not overwhelming. Strong but good. It's been a while since I've had this and I plan on trying again because I think my rating will increase.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 19:34:13 | More by iabeerbaron
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JCanarecci

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

02-08-2012 04:38:55 | More by JCanarecci
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travolta

California

3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

App: As black as they come, ruby and black coffee around the edges of my glass will just barely peak through. Chocolate milk colored, frothy head. Nice retention.

Nose: Nice with upfront chocolate, but just a little. A bit of espresso beans.

Taste: Nicely roasted with an alcohol taste lingering. Very well carbonated for the style. Some very dark fruit, like blackberry, at the end, just before it almost all fades away.

Notes: A total classic. Very nice on it's own, but could beat up anything else you are eating/drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:46:58 | More by travolta
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A great example of an imperial stout: it pours mighty-nigh unto black, with a thick, brown head of froth that has good retention and decent glass lacing.

S: Black-strap molasses up front, sweet toffee and dried dates supporting.

T: Initially rich grain transitioning into sweet malt, but this pleasant flavor lasted just about 1 second before being rudely kicked aside by a harsh and acrid bitterness, with phenolic and fatty/soapy flavors in the long finish (unpleasantly long!)

M: Moist, smooth, and nicely carbonated when it first hits the tongue; but like the taste, the pleasant mouthfeel yields to a noticeable burn from the alcohol and an unpleasant astringent feel that lingers too long in the mouth.

O: What looked and smelled promising really failed to deliver. If this is what the Russians were drinking in 1917, it's no wonder they revolted! If I'm in the mood for an imperial stout, I'll pay a pretty penny for Samuel Smith's offering; but I couldn't get more than 25% of this one down before pouring it into the compost bin -- I'll be returning the bottle to the store for a refund!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:04:39 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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gallagk

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2012 00:35:16 | More by gallagk
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2012 00:16:56 | More by rusty3335
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gray23

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -7%

02-07-2012 23:50:59 | More by gray23
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12owls

California

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

youwza! what a great beer...pourned into a pint glass. smell was choclolaty,with some mocha/coffee. some roasted grains. the color and head at extremly attractive...frothy lighter brown chocolate head, that left beind some cooll lacing. mouthfeel is robust, light carbonation toasty flavors all over the place. taste is great, i caught coffee roast grains, some smal fruit rind inbetween the first taste, to the last. some bitterness behind thats bind everything nicely. a.b.v is not to crazy but good where it is. great beer, great stout. very very enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 23:31:24 | More by 12owls
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

02-07-2012 20:01:09 | More by SFACRKnight
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stimblin

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-07-2012 19:51:31 | More by stimblin
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Topher78

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-07-2012 17:56:52 | More by Topher78
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afipsycho13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

02-07-2012 15:29:23 | More by afipsycho13
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Leftofthedial

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-07-2012 08:36:40 | More by Leftofthedial
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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