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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

9,151 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,151
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 996 | FT: 32
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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iohann

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-26-2012 20:13:25 | More by iohann
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everlong353

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-26-2012 19:34:01 | More by everlong353
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-26-2012 19:03:26 | More by savagepm
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dandmc24

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-26-2012 11:08:55 | More by dandmc24
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SmokeyJoesCafe

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-26-2012 07:56:04 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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Andrew4321

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-26-2012 03:25:16 | More by Andrew4321
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-26-2012 03:10:17 | More by awdturboiv
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: dark and thick, color of a black bowling ball. 2 fingers of mocha-colored head leaves great lacing.

S: burbon, chocolate, and plum predominate. Some oaky notes as it warms. Roasty malts. To me the nose is the best part by far.

T: bitter dark chocolate and burbon predominate up front and at mid-palate. Some coffee in there as well and perhaps some black licorice. A bit hashed than I would like.

M: rather crisp with the alcohol heat but overall smooth. Perhaps a bit high on the carbonation. Not bad though.

O: a good stout but not my favorite. Pretty strong, could maybe benefit from some age. I believe they also barrel-age this one and I see why.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:46:34 | More by beerbiatchMD
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2012 20:14:17 | More by DMc8ride
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rkasten1

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-25-2012 02:23:10 | More by rkasten1
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BadLemur

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2012 21:41:25 | More by BadLemur
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madman45

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2012 19:11:36 | More by madman45
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Schimms

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2012 17:40:21 | More by Schimms
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

01-24-2012 13:34:10 | More by CGMLS3
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kaips1

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2012 04:49:01 | More by kaips1
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caljrjr

New York

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a tan head.

S - Big chocolate, gently roasted malt, coffee, vanilla,hazelnut? walnuts.

T - Robust espresso and rich chocolate on the palate, heavily roasted black malt, vanilla bean, roasted walnuts.

M - Heavy body, very smooth feel, low carbonation.

Big robust flavors with a big hop bite at the end. The roasted malt comes through more in the flavor than the nose. Nice nutty yeast, great stout overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:15:10 | More by caljrjr
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UTCengOwl

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a ton of times and strangely I've never reviewed it. A classic that's available everywhere. This is the last of a 4-pack I've had in my fridge for about 4 months. Poured it into my Great Divide balloon glass.

This beer just looks awesome. Poured with a HUGE tan head. Still waiting for it to die down a bit. This isn't even on Nitro and I love the head. Just a classic, dark, awesome stout look.

The nose has some thickness to it, but I know from having this before that it's a bit misleading. Chocolate is the major note. Some smoke and hops, too. As it warms, the chalky dryness comes through.

The beer is a very classic RIS. Maybe a bit hoppier and chalkier than I would prefer. Comes across as a bit dry and astringent. Good depth of flavor... guessing this could use another 6 months to smooth out the hops. In fact, the depth of the beer at this point should tell me something about the quality. Still, it doesn't convey the RIS flavors that I like to find.

Old Rasputin is a good, standard RIS. Maybe a bit hoppier and chalkier than I would prefer, but there's nothing off about it. Very solid and something I'm not sad to see in my fridge... especially for the price point!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:14:37 | More by UTCengOwl
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substanceD

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

01-24-2012 04:04:02 | More by substanceD
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SgunnarW

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2012 03:52:34 | More by SgunnarW
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burningsnailman

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-24-2012 03:23:43 | More by burningsnailman
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woodycorn44

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2012 01:06:58 | More by woodycorn44
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dcs1548

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-24-2012 00:06:34 | More by dcs1548
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Brutesling57

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-23-2012 19:15:29 | More by Brutesling57
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mhjets

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

01-23-2012 18:51:53 | More by mhjets
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b33rb1tch

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2012 12:13:50 | More by b33rb1tch
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,151 ratings.