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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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9,753 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,753
Reviews: 3,353
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 298
Gots: 1,264 | FT: 41
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

mikepcarney, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

FATH3RH0P5, Apr 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

n00blar, Apr 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A second Old Rasputin review. Had the pleasure of trying this on tap after a year of cellaring. DBGB, Bowery and Houston, NYC. This review is pretty much a copy of my first with some major changes:

A: Pours a beautiful matte black. No light gets through. After a cascade, a frothy 2-finger mocha head remains, with good retention. This gives way to a beautiful lacing.

S: Chocolate up front, roasted malts. Hop presence has certainly faded compared to the fresh bottle, and has been replaced by a coffee-like aroma. Much stronger than out of the bottle.

T: WOW. So much character, but still with all the flavors of a stout. Roasted malts and chocolate throughout, with coffee flavors much more powerful after the cellaring. The second 5.0 I have ever awarded for taste - this is simply perfect.

M: Creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Finishes with some foam. Other stouts with this much flavor are generally sippers...this one is so smooth you can drink at your own leisure.

O: One of the best stouts I've tried. I only wish it were easier to find - it's lack of ubiquity is astonishing given its status in the beer world as the archetypal RIS.

tylerprince, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

pastafarian, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

agreenman19, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jordanmckell, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

TonyTalon, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Dools9
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass...

A: Very dark black, finger of brown khaki head, some cascading effect.

S: Dark roasted malts, cocoa, coffee/espresso, light hop presence, some dark fruits as well.

T: Lots of dark roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate, espresso coffee grounds, nice roasty bitter finish.

M: Thick and chewey, smooth creamy feel, hard to have more than one in a session though.

O: Outstanding RIS, so much complexity and flavors goin on and the 9 abv goes almost unoticed.

Dools9, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of BeerIsGoodAndSuch
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste= wonderful, chocolately notes, minor coffee notes, at 9% abv there is little alcohol taste. almost a milkshake like taste, very good

Appearance= black, superior lacing, and a retentive head

Smell= very nice, chocolatey and appetizing

Mouthfeel= thick as you would expect for a 9% stout

Overall= Fantastic stout that tastes great and delivers a powerful buzz, 10-14 dollars a 4 pack, will definitely buy again.

BeerIsGoodAndSuch, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

stortore, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

sabitu, Apr 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

BellsFan, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tsulli, Apr 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

tmarretti, Apr 01, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle.
Dark, blackish pour with a nicely building head of tan that sits a while with good lacing.

The aroma is strong with hints of chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, pepper and more that I cant get a handle on. Great aroma.

The taste is powerful in a very good way. It hints of floral notes while delivering chocolate tones and some cinnamon hints, coffee again and some alcohol in the back end. Overall a winning combination. As the beer warms it enhances the rich flavors.

It has a creamy feel and well rounded carbonation that enhances its complexity.

This is a great beer. period

MightyMonk, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Orion901, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dspencer714, Mar 30, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,753 ratings.