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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

9,039 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,039
Reviews: 3,318
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 244
Gots: 957 | FT: 31
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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valkyre65

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 18:10:11 | More by valkyre65
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ankdoktor

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 08:47:54 | More by ankdoktor
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clandestine019

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 07:35:21 | More by clandestine019
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kornkid8600

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-08-2011 07:07:16 | More by kornkid8600
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pdbconcord

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 03:17:58 | More by pdbconcord
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melonpocky

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-07-2011 23:12:08 | More by melonpocky
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amart80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2011 22:53:25 | More by amart80
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2011 21:36:38 | More by drummermattie02
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blcmat

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2011 21:02:30 | More by blcmat
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Gurrett

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-07-2011 19:31:38 | More by Gurrett
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2011 19:07:05 | More by jriggins6
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Thunderchief

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-07-2011 16:00:04 | More by Thunderchief
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2011 15:06:51 | More by 2378GCGTG
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Unchi

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

12-07-2011 14:08:24 | More by Unchi
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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-07-2011 09:57:17 | More by Devi0us
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StoutFest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

12-07-2011 05:24:17 | More by StoutFest
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 23:51:38 | More by pavpav12
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-06-2011 22:56:15 | More by JohneHoodlum
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JoeBoxer522

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 22:46:23 | More by JoeBoxer522
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LeoPanna

New York

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i first tried this in Juneau, Alaska... Now I find it in Queens for $2.99 a bottle... perfect.

Diabolical looking son of a bitch. pitch black, coffee head, deceptively slow to dissolve.

Smells of fresh bread, coffee, brandy, grapes, dried meat, cinnamon, clove, licorice.

First it's a strong espresso w sugar, then alcohol and dark chocolate. It's quite bitter as well. There's a woodiness to it. Nice warming finish as stated on the bottle. On my third sip, I breath in as well and get some rich spices (cinammon, pepper, clove, basil, and more) before the espresso. This is an incredibely complex beer. It's extremely smooth as well. Definitely a slow sipper.

it's unique, complex, fits the style, strong, creamy, smells amazing, inexpensive, the bottle looks cool. What more should I expect in a beer? Should I rate this lower because of a beer that I haven't tried and will probably have to drive for 13 hours and stand in line for a day to obtain? This is totally worth the 3 block walk for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 22:16:15 | More by LeoPanna
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 19:21:42 | More by Donsmitty
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mholdefer

Alabama

4/5  rDev -7%

12-06-2011 04:50:46 | More by mholdefer
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-06-2011 04:41:14 | More by swooshjtb
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, the color is opaque black. An impressive head, one and a half fingers, very creamy, nice retention.

The smell has a pretty strong, grassy hop presence coexisting with bittersweet chocolate and a tinge of roasted coffee bean. Underneath, there is a less up-front base level of dark malt.

At times, I feel like I'm drinking a particularly dark IPA. Bitterness from lots of hops is always at the forefront of the taste. After that, comes lots of coffee bitterness and dark chocolate. Roasted malt barely manages to balance out the hops. Barely. Warm alcohol also becomes a prevalent feature of the taste once the beer warms up. The mouthfeel gravitates towards the pricklier, carbonated side, rather than the creamy stout way of doing things. But I find this appropriate, owing to the more bitter nature of the brew. Still, maybe just a bit more substance to the mouthfeel might be nice...

I first tried this beer a year ago, and it instantly became one of my favorites. A year later, and it still lives up to my taste. Solid, a really beautiful beer with a unique take on the Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 04:34:03 | More by troysoy2
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thedamnscott

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

12-06-2011 04:06:48 | More by thedamnscott
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,039 ratings.