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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

9,494 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,494
Reviews: 3,338
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 272
Gots: 1,156 | FT: 34
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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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 02:28:37 | More by splendidsplinter
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nathanc82

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 00:46:09 | More by nathanc82
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 21:24:49 | More by zachary80
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 08:35:45 | More by Allurex
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PunkFloyd

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 08:08:47 | More by PunkFloyd
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 03:23:06 | More by iguana1010
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-24-2011 02:57:12 | More by hannydawg
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle into standard pint.

No vintage or bottle date visible... I'll assume it's pretty fresh as I bought it from a store that recently opened...
I've had this beer lots of times, and I must say I prefer it with age-- this might be the freshest I've ever had it!

Anyway, getting on to actual beer-related notes;
Looks dark black with deep brownish tan legs. Nice dark brown head of two fingers-- thick and fluffy looking. Really nice.

The smell hits big chocolate malt with some sweet caramel and a giant roasty character. The flavor is much of the same, but it adds a bit of boozy warmth at the dry and smooth finish.

Body is full, thick, and creamy.

Overall-- this is a spectacular beer for $8 per 4-pack! I think it comes out better with a bit of age to help smooth it out a bit, but this entirely palatable and quite a pleasant sipper.

11-24-2011 02:45:02 | More by AleWatcher
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honkduh

Oregon

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 02:10:39 | More by honkduh
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philippegee

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2011 00:57:43 | More by philippegee
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2011 00:49:28 | More by brystmar
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spoonhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7%

11-23-2011 23:21:40 | More by spoonhawk
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Squidly

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 17:46:17 | More by Squidly
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-23-2011 16:51:46 | More by mctizzz
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2011 16:16:47 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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chebode2

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 05:45:07 | More by chebode2
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

11-23-2011 03:29:59 | More by pest
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bevenson

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 03:29:54 | More by bevenson
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rwathree

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +3%

Poured into tulip glass:

A: just about pitch black, with the slightest of dark brown hues on the edges when held to light. Yields a pillowy brown head that leaves just a bit of lace as it settles.

S: brown sugar, semisweet chocolate, pleasant alcohol fumes, molasses. Very appealing.

T: vine fruit (as in a bold red wine), bitter chocolate, alcohol heat, all rounded out by a bold, dark coffee flavor that lingers. So good.

M: Rich and full, as it should be. Can get a bit hot after a while, but that's to be expected.

O: I already knew this, but taking the time to be critical reaffirms how much I love this beer. They're two different animals, but the only Russian Imperial that equals this is Samuel Smith's. This is the standard bearer for the style.

11-23-2011 03:21:39 | More by rwathree
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Amalak

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2011 02:56:20 | More by Amalak
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hopfiend666

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 00:58:19 | More by hopfiend666
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HeavyTaste

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 00:39:39 | More by HeavyTaste
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Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-22-2011 21:37:48 | More by Jules11788
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-22-2011 19:37:09 | More by Pellinore1
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 15:10:49 | More by touchmeimsac
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,494 ratings.