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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

9,222 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,222
Reviews: 3,328
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 257
Gots: 1,024 | FT: 33
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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rogerthegill

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 03:20:19 | More by rogerthegill
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Flowsauthentic

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-30-2014 19:20:04 | More by Flowsauthentic
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johnnyb4

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-26-2013 16:50:05 | More by johnnyb4
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2013 01:35:32 | More by GrantBrennan
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Highstplz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-01-2012 00:59:24 | More by Highstplz
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2013 02:48:36 | More by Atomicskis5
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Shoney_35

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-23-2014 16:40:13 | More by Shoney_35
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RKLIII


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-09-2012 03:00:57 | More by RKLIII
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Russ_Griswold

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2014 00:34:33 | More by Russ_Griswold
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mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-23-2014 00:43:52 | More by mrcraft
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-19-2013 23:00:44 | More by BTVflatlander
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sitbooboosit

British Columbia (Canada)

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

appearance is a dark brown to black with brown head that foamed nicely at first with a few large bubbles developing.
aroma is of dark roasted barley and hints of coffee.
tastes very much a coffee with what seems to me a hint of dark fruits. an alcohol pepperiness is quite apparent. the beer finishes with the same peppery flavour that eases into a strong hoppy bite. very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2004 06:12:14 | More by sitbooboosit
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BeanBone

Texas

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

Appearance: A deep, inky black body that allows no light whatsoever to pass through. Up top, two fingers of tan head that fade slowly and leaves great lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Rich and roasty malt, bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, dark fruit, a splash of citrusy hops, and a good dose of alcohol.

Flavor: As the aroma promised, this has a huge malt body. The malt features lots of chocolaty, deep-roasted, smoky, and dark fruit notes. Accompanying the malt are citrusy, juicy, and mildly bitter hops that keep everything balanced rather well. Bittersweet chocolate and bitter hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: A velvety medium-full body with smooth medium-bodied carbonation and some moderate warmth from the alcohol. Dries nicely in the finish.

Drinkability: Drinks a little faster than many Imperial Stouts, though still a bit of a sipper.

Verdict: Old Rasputin may not be the biggest Russian Imperial Stout out there, but it's solid, balanced well, very drinkable, and thoroughly enjoyable. While I usually don't mention price, it's well-worth mentioning that this is a terrific value.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 19:39:31 | More by BeanBone
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-15-2012 15:00:40 | More by RMoeNay
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mindlucent2007

Pennsylvania

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

Old Rasputin pours black with some dark brown visible around the edges of my chalice and a quarter-inch tan head that quickly breaks up. This looks very developed with strong retention. There are roasty and sweet smells of coffee and chocolate. I'm impressed by the extremely well-balanced and complex taste due to the kick of the hops blending in so nicely with the roasty profile. Medium carbonation and an easy sipper for 9% abv. so look out. This is no joke of a Russian Imperial Stout and it is the perfect winter night brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:13:22 | More by mindlucent2007
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2014 20:27:10 | More by ArtZan
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 21:54:34 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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Ctrauty

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-20-2013 01:35:48 | More by Ctrauty
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scubahood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2012 14:22:01 | More by scubahood
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atinman

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-17-2013 23:27:33 | More by atinman
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Ash

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-25-2012 20:14:09 | More by Ash
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beaverapproved

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-12-2013 02:02:42 | More by beaverapproved
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-22-2013 13:14:43 | More by hockeypuck
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-08-2013 04:29:00 | More by jegross2
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Mosley1212

Florida

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

A - Jet black with brown head that sticks with the beer and has great retention

S - Bitter coffee, dark chocolate, some malt, maybe a hit of berries

T - Tastes like coffee with a hint of chocolate aftertaste, pleasant, one of the best stouts on the market

M - Bitter taste with a semi-sweet taste when swallowed, I think it comes from the chocolate

D - This is a very smooth, drinkable beer, but you could not have many before it catches up to you.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 17:28:25 | More by Mosley1212
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,222 ratings.