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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

9,221 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,221
Reviews: 3,327
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 257
Gots: 1,023 | FT: 33
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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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

02-20-2012 03:08:57 | More by Satan70
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MickeyHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2012 02:14:03 | More by MickeyHops
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Jash

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-20-2012 01:14:34 | More by Jash
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2012 00:16:07 | More by BeerBucks
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Martstar

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-19-2012 22:49:37 | More by Martstar
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itsakev

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -76.7%

02-19-2012 21:10:26 | More by itsakev
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TheBeard89

Alabama

4/5  rDev -7%

02-19-2012 21:08:10 | More by TheBeard89
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have drank a ton of this served from a bottle but had the chance to drink this on tap/nitro driven at winos in Bowling green Ky. Really tasty as always with the added smoothness from the nitro. Nice dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate/coffee and no real noticeable alcohol presence. Which is surprising given the fact that this beer is no slouch coming in at 9% ABV. Just a good solid RIS.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-19-2012 04:51:53 | More by tripledbrew
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NSLPublishing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-19-2012 03:47:55 | More by NSLPublishing
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-19-2012 03:09:45 | More by jakea
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LPSteve

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-19-2012 02:33:08 | More by LPSteve
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

02-19-2012 01:13:53 | More by wibrewer
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2012 22:16:56 | More by tedho21
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on-tap at Flying Saucer Raleigh

Pours a beautiful three layers: a black bottom, a black/brown middle where the nitro effect is on full display with large round bubbles cascading downwards, and a creamy tan head that leaves extremely strong speckled creamy lace. Wow. Smell is a good amount of roasted malt: some dark chocolate, cream, hints of coffee. Taste has lots of the RIS metallic sharpness and a big warming alcohol presence. Good amount of roast malt, coffee, in the taste with some nice liquorice. As it warms the liquorice really comes out and complements to beer nicely. Mouthfeel is uber creamy and quite low carb.

This is the prettiest beer I have ever seen and definitely the best RIS I have had a chance to drink. In the dark world I think I prefer Founder's Breakfast Stout, but when compared to Old Rasputin the coffee, oatmeal, and chocolate almost come off as gimmicky. Old Rasputin is a legend and must have.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-18-2012 20:45:59 | More by VaterRoss
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rufusb

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer several times, and always enjoyed it. Very complex dark beer. One of the best stouts! Dark, thick appearance, with a high tan head. Smell is not as complex as the taste. Hints of coffee in smell. Taste is smokey, roasted coffee flavor. Alcohol is masked very well. Not apparent until it warms.
Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 17:55:56 | More by rufusb
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raznug

Ohio

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

Appearance: It pours dark black in color and is topped with ¾” of light brownish head.
Smell: This is a delicious smelling beer the aromas of chocolate and roasted malt blend nicely in the beginning and are followed by the slightest hint of coffee in the rear.
Taste: I loved the richness of this beer, it doesn’t have any bitterness to it and there is a creaminess in mid drink that blends all the flavors together very nicely. Dark and roasted malt blend nicely with the chocolate flavors to make a very tasty brew.
Mouthfeel: This is one the easiest drinking stouts that I have had in a while the creaminess to the beer makes it so easy to drink that a person could get in a lot of trouble with a smooth beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 15:49:30 | More by raznug
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jhmiv

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

02-18-2012 14:16:22 | More by jhmiv
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leeo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2012 08:55:52 | More by leeo
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FunkyFibes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2012 06:09:42 | More by FunkyFibes
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Cr0wBait

Florida

1/5  rDev -76.7%

02-17-2012 04:45:00 | More by Cr0wBait
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Forb

Nebraska

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle thanks to Whole Foods!

Appearance: Almost dark as night! Pours a darkness that's riddled with a frothy thickness of brown; the head and lacing showing the coffee brown hue most pronouncedly.

Smell: Roast, roast, roast! is what the malt throws out at first impression amid this plethora of scents. Only after this stage do the finer, more subtle elements of coffee, dark fruit, and chocolate present themselves.

Taste: Roasted malt is the immediate presence with the espresso and a very dark chocolate quickly following suite in this ensemble of decadence that finishes with a hop bitterness coming in at the finally to close this crisp and extremely drinkable stout. Alcohol content remains well hidden for a 9%.

Mouthfeel: If I could compare this to coffee it'd be similar to a vienna roast in the sense of "rich but smooth" but clearly far more complex in additional quality. Medium carbonation with a medium to full body.

Overall: Amazingly smooth for such a delicious richness! Even a more skeptical craft beer consumer would give this one an easy A!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 03:00:56 | More by Forb
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zhumphrey

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-17-2012 02:00:23 | More by zhumphrey
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2012 01:18:41 | More by aszatk01
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-16-2012 13:32:30 | More by poopsmitherson
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2012 06:25:17 | More by Cramerican
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,221 ratings.