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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

9,006 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,006
Reviews: 3,316
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 242
Gots: 947 | FT: 31
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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HawaiianSteel

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2014 15:20:05 | More by HawaiianSteel
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2013 20:07:41 | More by gr8zehaman
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beveritt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. No indication of when this thing was brewed. I got it as a single.

Appearance: Opaque. I hold my glass up to the light and cannot see through. Looks black, maybe a very dark brown. The initial head was less than a finger and quickly dissipated. It looks like there is a fair amount of bubbles coming up, judging by the activity on the surface.

Smell: Chocolate and roasted malts are the overwhelming scent.

Taste: Wow, this is like a kick in the taste buds! You can get a hint of the high alcohol level, but it is really balanced out by the large number of flavors. Roasted malts are probably the strongest flavor, nice and dark roasted malts. Coffee would be next, followed by chocolate. There is almost a sweet aftertaste, maybe the high ABV. You can feel it warm your stomach.

Mouthfeel. Just the right level of carbonation for a RIS, helps present the flavors well.

Drinkability: Maybe not the best thing to try in the middle of August, but this would be great to warm you up in the winter. I think the high ABV would preclude having too many, but there is a lot more here than just high alcohol level. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 21:05:34 | More by beveritt
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warpig372

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2014 01:28:31 | More by warpig372
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Jayhoop

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-04-2013 12:38:09 | More by Jayhoop
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, practcially black, with a huge toffee colored head and great lacing. Great looking beer.

Strong nose of heavily roasted coffee followed by dark chocolate.

One of the best tasting RIS's around. Burnt malt and espresso up front, followed by a sweet and slightly bitter dark chocolate and toffee flavors.

This one is super smoothe and thick. Really good mouthfeel that leaves a bitter aftertaste.

As rich as this it, it is very drinkable and I can easily throw back a few in a sitting. The only downside it that it's very filling.

Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite RIS's that I will continue to by on a regular basis. This one's well worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 02:11:06 | More by Vonerichs
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2013 04:58:25 | More by ohiobeer29
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hulchris

Greece

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-21-2013 16:47:05 | More by hulchris
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2014 01:22:03 | More by Comparison_Ford
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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2013 05:57:32 | More by wyckydsceptre
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I_heart_beer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-01-2013 04:24:38 | More by I_heart_beer
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-10-2014 13:10:06 | More by zonker17
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2013 18:16:09 | More by sjstraub
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Acuity

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-05-2013 05:41:23 | More by Acuity
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-17-2012 17:30:20 | More by Travcofarms
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black in appearance with an off white/golden head.

Smells like chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, and booze.

Tastes like chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, and booze.

Mouthfeel is very carbonated, but still silky smooth, very fresh tasting and a definite treat.

Overall I definitely understand why the fan base for this exists, not to mention the fresh batch I had made it absolutely delicious. Since these are everywhere, I'd love to grab a couple of 4 packs to age to do some side by sides.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:26:21 | More by larryarms847
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JasonMinck

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-08-2013 10:32:40 | More by JasonMinck
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-08-2013 01:17:46 | More by Denzo
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glowsun

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2012 06:16:06 | More by glowsun
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Rwang

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-13-2013 06:09:27 | More by Rwang
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ironchefkook

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-12-2014 05:13:55 | More by ironchefkook
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richj1970

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2013 22:43:51 | More by richj1970
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2013 18:26:59 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-15-2013 03:24:18 | More by DrIPA
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Sisky

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-14-2013 04:00:46 | More by Sisky
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,006 ratings.