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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

9,489 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,489
Reviews: 3,338
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 272
Gots: 1,155 | 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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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-13-2012 20:31:13 | More by danthehopslamman
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coxxx616

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2014 00:41:25 | More by coxxx616
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-28-2014 20:34:36 | More by DaftPatrick
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Lazaro

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2013 22:59:15 | More by Lazaro
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Shagator

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2013 04:28:20 | More by Shagator
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-14-2013 03:23:32 | More by nstroup
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-22-2013 03:17:32 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-01-2012 06:23:48 | More by TimoP
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VernonKell

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-15-2012 22:25:25 | More by VernonKell
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Bill2809

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-27-2014 17:38:57 | More by Bill2809
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

One hell of a cult classic, certainly a kick back and relax beer. I love when winter comes so I can enjoy these beers ot their fullest.

11-24-2001 13:08:31 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Wow! This stout is a handful. Pours very dark and opaque, with an imposing head that warns of what is to follow. Plenty of lacing.

Aroma is of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, toffee, and alchohol.

Mouthfull is complicated, smooth and fulfilling. Nice balance of roasted malts, hops, and an essence of prunes that jumps into the mix somehow. Slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste.

I'm new to imperial stouts, but this one is very drinkable. Perfect companion to an open fireplace. Rasputin will leave you with a nice warm feeling, as you might expect from the abv.

11-09-2003 19:21:17 | More by merlin48
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aquazr1

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-01-2013 04:04:33 | More by aquazr1
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-12-2013 19:33:53 | More by Chris_Panos
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-19-2013 02:21:17 | More by KolbMarley
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-07-2014 19:20:04 | More by mikejonze
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2012 21:31:55 | More by ryancl
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andrewdanks

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2014 18:00:02 | More by andrewdanks
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BrianParsons


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-16-2012 15:00:10 | More by BrianParsons
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MNMike

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2013 03:24:42 | More by MNMike
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 05:37:48 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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dogfishandi

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

4-06-2009 - fresh bottle.

poured from 12 oz bottle at cellar temp into pint glass. pours black with some very nice looking mocha colored head. pretty nice retention. only a little bit of lacing.

on the nose, theres a lot of solvent like alcohol, chocolate, and some nice roasted malts.

big complex taste to this one. nice roasty, chocolatey malty taste in the begining that settles out to a slight hop bitterness. alcohol is a little present.

heavy mouthfeel, that for some reason, almost seems a little lighter than it actually is. very smooth for such a big beer. pretty drinkable considering the body and the ABV. but id prolly be done after 2 of these. i reccommend this to all, go get it.
4-4-4.5-4-4 = A-

4-30-2011 - about 2 years of age.

12oz. bottle pulled from my cellar that, if i remember correctly, was from the same 4 pack as the above review. purchased 4-5-2009, no bottling date, but i would imagine it has been in the bottle well over 2 years.

pours out opaque black with just a small fizzy head that pretty quickly turned into just the slightest ring. no lace, nice sticky legs however. it was a very slow pour, but there was no retention.

aromas of heavily roasted malt and dark fruits primarily. some coffee and alcohol behind.

again lots of roasted malt. also some dark fruits, rich malts, coffee, bits of cocoa, some alcohol in there, but from what i remember its subdued a bit, no longer really solvent like. hop bitterness in the finish? nice roasty choco aftertaste.

as it did 2 years ago, the mouthfeel a bit on the thin side, still chewy and big bodied, but (i hate to say it) almost a touch watery? smooth

i drank this too fast, now that the alcohol has simmered down a bit, its definatly more drinkable. it has definatly changed over time, but its not really for better or worse, i might lean just a bit towards better, but its not something i would go out of my way to age again. i do however, wish i had another right now.
3.5-4-4.5-3.5-4.5 = A-

04-30-2011 04:34:01 | More by dogfishandi
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured from a nitro-tap at Tyler's (Carrboro, NC) into a pint glass.

A: Massive mocha head, much lighter than it is from the bottle or on draft without the nitro infussion. Crazy thick lacing.

S: Roasted malt, a bit musty and not too dissimilar to Ron Burgundy's place: he has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany.

T: Espresso, tofee, burnt malt & dark chocolate sweet in the finish.

M: Creamy (nitro) and sweet, fully coating the mouth upfront and ending with a thinner bitterness.

O: Potent beer milkshake.

02-13-2012 17:24:21 | More by Mantooth
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PubRider

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-10-2014 18:15:40 | More by PubRider
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wehttam

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2014 20:54:47 | More by wehttam
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,489 ratings.