1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

9,677 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,677
Reviews: 3,350
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 289
Gots: 1,225 | FT: 38
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,677 | Reviews: 3,350 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Evarigan
4/5  rDev -7%

Evarigan, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -30.2%

timjim1327, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of CountDrunkula
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CountDrunkula, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Hugh37
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of justforrazors
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

justforrazors, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of remops
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

remops, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of fortheunheard
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

fortheunheard, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jamison85, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of davegray
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Jeremy_Zim
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Jeremy_Zim, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of JakeEsterly
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JakeEsterly, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Donco
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Donco, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of kristougher
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

kristougher, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of themunjoy
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

themunjoy, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ChipMurray
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Flabbyjandro, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of omnibusfilms
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

omnibusfilms, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of JWU
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- Deep, dark brown/black. No light penetrates it. A nice dark tan head caps it nicely.

S- Dark malts with a sweet kick. Some hops are there as well. Certainly can smell some alcohol as well.

T- Heavy does of dark malt, and coffee. Some light chocolate notes as well. Significant bitterness and alcohol hit mid sip. I find the bitterness just a bit intrusive.

M- Thick, rich, and coating. Pretty much what you want in an RIS.

O- An overall very good stout. A little heavy on the roasty bitterness for my personal taste.

JWU, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kraticus41, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of CalbeDacks
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

CalbeDacks, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of zee3are0
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An impressive example of a Russian Stout.

A - Dark!

S - Rich in scent, the malts overpower the hops, as is proper with a good stout

T - Almost "meaty" it's so rich. This beer is to roasted grains what Stone IPA is to hops - a clear example of when excessive still isn't too much.

M - The tang at the end of the sip is offset by the pleasant feel of light carbonation. Ideal.

zee3are0, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

1424IpA, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Morockm
4/5  rDev -7%

Morockm, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of greg4579
4/5  rDev -7%

greg4579, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of icehawk
4/5  rDev -7%

icehawk, Aug 10, 2013
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,677 ratings.