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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,932 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,932
Reviews: 3,363
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,341 | FT: 43
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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4/5  rDev -7%

ChanceK, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

stevefinny, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mtrog313, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

keanlacrosse, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Danobold, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of fatmusic14
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the most complex beers I've had in a very long time - flavors galore.

A - literally pitch black. Carbonation doesn't dance like a Guiness, but appearance similar. Good head, dark and creamy, decent retention - no lacing.

S - I'm going to skip this one

T - in your face flavors. Felt like I was getting hit in the face with a sack full of hops. Bursts of coffee and mocha, with a strong kick of alcohol and bitterness, almost a horseradish hint. But delicious.

M - great smooth and carbonation level, very refreshing. If your eyes were closed while drinking this, you would have no idea that it was this color or consistency.

O - Got a 4 pack, will probably last me a few weeks.

fatmusic14, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Lynn, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Lexiconical
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You want complexity? This beer has astonishing complexity. Gave as a gift to my father, a wine drinker, and it aced the test. It has different tastes at different moments, like a great wine.

That said, I have not had other Russian Imperial Stouts, so what I liked about it might just be trait of the style.

Astonishing molasses color and thickness. Smell not up to the rest of the beer.

Lexiconical, Feb 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

wembly13, Feb 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

lilnicky068, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Obscure05, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

SHCC, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

craftbeer31, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RandyBoBandy, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

HungarianCount, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

cburns48, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

byrnemi, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

ncworster, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

vejadu, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Metal4Breakfast, Feb 25, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

WAY OVER-RATED micro-brewed high alcohol content export extra-stout. Character is way too busy on tongue back-outside tastebuds. After-taste all over the place.

I like a simple ultra-strong Cohiba extra-vigoroso torpedo maduro cigar. This beer is way too tootie-fruity to go with my favorite simple but strong cigar.

I much prefer best match: Leinenkugel's Big Eddy from original Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin brewry spring brewed seasonally with year on bottleneck band - cigar bands come off on way into humidor.

Rasputin is SISSY GIRLY Stout only good for fruit cake. I cannot believe the rating Rasputin gets here & I've lived in many places in the world to acquire local appreciation for water, ingredients & process characteristics.

Nicknackpaddywack, Feb 25, 2012
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,932 ratings.