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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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10,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,399
Reviews: 3,407
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 357
Gots: 1,601 | FT: 47
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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

well hidden alcohol for an imperial. pours deep brown like dark chocolate and mildly carbonated with a mocha head only half an inch thick. smells imperial. strong, roasty, and complex. powerful taste just a little bitter from the roast. genuine russian imperial, probably the definitiion of the style, all grainy and boozey. yummm, but i coudnt drink the whole four pack, no chance

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz in a pint.

A- Syrupy black with a surprisingly large thick brown foam head.
S- Lots of mocha, coffe, roasted nuts and burn caramel. A smooth complex smell.
T- A lot of burnt nuts, caramel, Smoke and chocolate. Lots of complex flavors, the taste seems to be a little differnt every time.
M- The beer is lightly carbonated and isnt as syrupy as I thought it would be. Leaves me with a dry aftertaste that lets the smokiness linger. Warm finish.
O- This is a very good beer, Its actually my first RIS so im not to familiar with the style but im impressed with this one.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a 1 finger hight head tan in color. medium retention. leaving behind spotty lacing

nice coffee/chocolate/ nutty aroma

coffee a little smokey, nutty, and chocolate on the plate

pretty light bodied for a stout higher carbonation than expected but very easy to drink

overall. solid russian imperial

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very very dark, with a nice tan head and strong sticky lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, some hops and sweet flavors. Interesting.

T/M: It smells good, but it tastes even better. This is a really complex taste profile, with coffee/chocolate stout maltiness blending with hop bitterness and floral flavors, and a bit of alcohol warming on the back end. Each sip seems to explode in the mouth, offering up multiple layers of intense flavors. It has a nice creamy stout feel but the taste is what's really distinctive.

O: A really powerful RIS that really stands out.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage

A- A thin mid-mocha head resides on a black beer. Average head retention and some lacing.

S- Deep cocoa aromas with some hops involved.

T- Rich chocolate maltiness, hint of coffee. Hop heavy on the tail end of each sip. ABV detectors would agree witht he stated 9%abv.

M- Medium to medium thick mouthfeel, creamy. Adequate carbonation for an impy stout..

D/O- Now this is a meal in a glass. Easily accessible in Anywhere, USA. This wins 'best bang for your buck' constantly. One of my first loves in the world of craft beer...can't believe it took me this long to get a review in of it.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,399 ratings.