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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

9,898 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,898
Reviews: 3,362
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,323 | FT: 43
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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3/5  rDev -30.2%

BeerdNick, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

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2/5  rDev -53.5%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured pure black with a nitro draft head. Mild dark fruit and malt aroma. Absolutely smooth with a slightly sweet flavor. Well integrated roasted malt, dark dried fruit, light coffee and chocolate. The nitro turns the usual well melded flavors of this stout into a super creamy delight. Very good in the bottle and exceptional on nitro-tap.

LiquidAmber, Aug 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Trevormcraig, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ryancl, Aug 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cmannes, Aug 01, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Six of us attending a beer tasting that I hosted in my man cave pub gave this beer a score of 28.5 out of a possible 30 for and an average score of 4.75 It ranked 1st out of the 12 beers we tasted. The group of six were divided evenly, 3 that favored IPA's and 3 that favored Stouts. Comes in 4 pack of stubby bottles and can be found in most well stocked micro-brew stores.

ricknelson, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hedgepigtails, Aug 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

chrisrose30, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Old Rasputin stands as being the creamiest imperial stout in my experience thus far. It's quite interesting - the alcohol is noticeable and there is a touch of hops in there as well, but the foamy head and rich body come closer to a Young's stout than, say, the Stone Imperial Stout. And indeed, there is a chocolate profile which makes for a tasty, tasty beer. The only downside for me was the lack of strength of smell. I got some whiffs of malt and chocolate, but it didn't knock me back. I'll blame it on the glassware choice of the bar (regular pint glass) and not dock too much for it.

TheRealBigC, Jul 30, 2012
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,898 ratings.