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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
94
outstanding

9,987 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 9,987
Reviews: 3,366
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 311
Gots: 1,360 | FT: 44
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

LBCaterson, Nov 29, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pitch-black in color, with a mocha, 1-finger head. Some lacing.

S: Deep and rich, with strong notes of molasses, toasted caramel, chocolate-covered espresso beans, a campfire built with wet wood, and a touch of vanilla.

T: Complex and beautifully rendered, this beer has a wide flavor profile the works well in concert with the feel. Up-front flavors include molasses, prunes, and wet wood while the back notes are smoky, nutty, and leathery. Beautiful, crisp, and smooth without much hint at its alcohol level other than the robust character.

M: Bold without overpowering, the mouthfeel is crisp, full, and well-textured. It sits just right in your mouth, swallows easily, and leaves a slightly bitter longing in your mouth that begs for another gulp.

O: For me this beer is the standard for the genre. Old Rasputan Russian Imperial Stout is the bar by which others are measured against. A must-try, and the perfect beer for late-fall when the leaves are gone and the wind bites a bit more each day.

TangTKE402, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Heretic42, Nov 28, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black as black body with a firm tan head.

S - I picked up coffee notes with dark chocolate and malt notes. The coffee notes are very strong.

T - The dark chocolate hits you first and foremost. Then you get a medley of malt of coffee with sweet tones along the way.

M - No problem coating your mouth to let you taste every bit of this beer. Great carbonation and taste on the palette.

O - Represents what an RIS should be. A beer that can move you into stouts since it's so drinkable. And a great bargain too!

cvm4, Nov 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

13esd, Nov 27, 2011
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 9,987 ratings.