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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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9,437 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,437
Reviews: 3,333
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 273
Gots: 1,130 | FT: 35
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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1/5  rDev -76.7%

08-13-2012 17:27:08 | More by maverick32
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Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -76.7%

09-06-2012 23:31:17 | More by cpac22
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

01-09-2012 05:39:29 | More by maxcieminski
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

02-11-2012 19:46:29 | More by Pillowburn
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

02-17-2012 04:45:00 | More by Cr0wBait
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Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -76.7%

02-19-2012 21:10:26 | More by itsakev
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

06-10-2012 04:13:45 | More by 94Sip
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

09-10-2012 02:22:08 | More by Soma474
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

12-12-2012 06:52:53 | More by drunkskunk
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

10-02-2013 20:00:55 | More by MrBallz
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

07-27-2014 19:29:10 | More by Gki36
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New Jersey

1.13/5  rDev -73.7%

Upon pouring this beer looked like cola, maybe a little darker. Smelled like licorse. Tasted like Licorse and Alcohal. I found this beer difficult to sip, sallow, and even gulp. Had no head, and no lacing whatsoever which leads me to believe I may have gotten a bad bottle, so perhaps I'll try again.

However, judging from what I know about Rasputin, this seems like the kind of thing he would drink by the barrelful atleast ten times a day. So I suppose mission accomplished, Comrades.

08-12-2010 12:26:13 | More by callmeclemens
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1.2/5  rDev -72.1%

08-20-2014 23:18:59 | More by Chalkum
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1.25/5  rDev -70.9%

02-14-2013 03:07:31 | More by TDintino
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1.25/5  rDev -70.9%

05-23-2014 14:46:56 | More by IrishTank
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1.5/5  rDev -65.1%

08-05-2012 02:11:13 | More by llynn
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1.5/5  rDev -65.1%

09-19-2012 00:41:05 | More by ZoomieGirlD
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1.5/5  rDev -65.1%

05-25-2013 03:14:57 | More by mulliwater
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1.52/5  rDev -64.7%

08-14-2014 04:33:54 | More by wpwilson
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1.55/5  rDev -64%

I know this beer gets rave reviews, however...

I have enjoyed other RIS's but this one is just plain ugh.

It looks good enough, very dark brown, almost black, ruby around the edge against a light. Nice brown two finger head, goes down to a pretty lace after a while.

Smell is a little strange, very fruity, but not much else.

Taste...ARRRGH! Fruit and alcohol, kinda like Boone's Farm or something. Yuck!

Mouthfeel is as it should be, kinda thick, but not really thick.

Drinkability Well...I bought four of these, and have managed to choke down two, but the other two are probobly destined for the trash hopper.

Like I said, I have enjoyed other RIS's before, Sam Smith's is my fave, but I think Old Rasp is a little high on the ABV at 9%. It makes it too heavy more my taste buds to handle.

07-11-2006 14:14:25 | More by tfp4268
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1.72/5  rDev -60%

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1.75/5  rDev -59.3%

11-11-2012 02:20:22 | More by WJStyles
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1.85/5  rDev -57%

Usually I'm not a fan of Imperial Stouts, but this one looked cool and I was hooked into buying it for the looks and name. Pours a very dark color with a moderate sized tan head that dies off after a few minutes. Leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma was burned malts and coffee/chocolate and some sort of spiciness (odd for an imperial stout?). This is a big beer. The flavor was majorly strong. Way too strong for my taste buds to accept. Tastes of alcohol, burned malts, slight spiciness, and maybe a little fruitiness. Didn't care much for it.

09-15-2003 14:22:34 | More by clvand0
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1.88/5  rDev -56.3%

I want to like this beer. Really, I do. I'm crazy about imperial stouts and I read the praise everyone has for this beer, but I can't help but think that I'm unlucky enough to keep purchasing skunked beer upon skunked beer.

Sharper than other imperial stouts, spicer and hoppier than I would prefer. Acrid taste, almost far too sharp to be palatable. Sample has drain pour written all over it, but I've bought this beer three different times during the past year with the same experience.

If ever I can find good things to say about Rasputin, I will joyfully update and upgrade my ratings. But until then, this is just nasty.

09-14-2003 16:31:17 | More by assurbanipaul
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1.91/5  rDev -55.6%

This review will be far from the norm, and doesn't reflect bad on the beer, but my own taste. I do respect this beer for its amazing scores, style, complexity... But with all that being said; I couldn't finish my glass. I tried this beer at the Yardouse with a friend. I hate bitterness, I like smooth, complex, deep, slight hops, lots of malt, type beers. Aboslutely way to bitter for me. I try and finish every beer, even if I don't like it, because I want to be sure I don't like it. I left half of a pint glass with this and the Yardhouse bartender gave me a refund. Not MY cup of tea.

09-01-2013 04:10:42 | More by Jdbateman83
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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,437 ratings.