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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

9,408 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,408
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,112 | FT: 35
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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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2012 03:05:18 | More by MisledTitan
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pshelto

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

02-11-2012 02:40:31 | More by pshelto
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squidrobot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-11-2012 00:54:44 | More by squidrobot
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20ozmonkey

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

I don't know what the date of this bottle was, but I've been holding on to it for a little over a year now. I haven't reviewed a fresh bottle, but I have definitely had it before.

Looks very tasty. Half-finger tan head that fades and leaves bubble around the edge of the surface. Deep black color that absolutely no light is going to get through.

Surprisingly fruity notes on the smell. Light caramel and chocolate smells as well, not overpowering though.

I would say this definitely tastes different than a younger bottle. There's a blast of sweet fruity caramel on the front with bitter chocolate staying for the finish. The alcohol has smoothed out over time also.

Relative to other imperial stouts this is fairly light bodied. There's a bit of stickiness that coats your mouth, but nothing unpleasant.

Holding on to this bottle was a bit of an experiment and I would say it turned out great! I'm gonna have to grab another four pack to replace this bottle.

02-10-2012 22:17:45 | More by 20ozmonkey
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2012 17:09:46 | More by tfsimpkins
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turdadactyl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

02-10-2012 15:11:25 | More by turdadactyl
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beermaned

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2012 14:17:30 | More by beermaned
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%

Had this on tap at the Brickhouse a few months back, reviewing from chicken-scratch on the back of a receipt. Served in a pint glass with a one finger light tan head. Body of the beer is black, though I think a deep brown would be a better descriptor, as it's not truly a jet black. Aroma is of dark sweet malts, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. When I sip the beer I get flavors of dark chocolate, roasted notes, bitterness, malt sweetness. Body is not as thick as expected considering the smell and the high ABV. I am generally not an RIS kind of guy, but this was one of the first imperial stouts I have enjoyed.

02-10-2012 10:29:59 | More by gkunkle
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2012 08:59:20 | More by Fitzmke
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2012 06:08:05 | More by Hoolihan
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enznevr

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

02-10-2012 03:35:12 | More by enznevr
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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%

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.

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

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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%

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.

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
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,408 ratings.