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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

9,490 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,490
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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DanielMB

South Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

This is a tremendous imperial stout. That being said, it is a little lacking in the hoppiness that characterizes most of these beer types, and it could use a little more of that. Otherwise, it's all quite solid. It pours pitch black with a small tan head that sticks around for quite a long time. It smells mostly like chocolate. The taste is similar. The overwhelming flavor in this beer is of chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little sticky and smooth, very pleasant. Overall, this is a world-class RIS that I would highly recommend to anyone.

08-24-2014 02:02:11 | More by DanielMB
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%

08-24-2014 00:42:52 | More by BSUBronco
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sureshot08

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-23-2014 22:00:35 | More by sureshot08
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

08-23-2014 21:59:32 | More by MikeAndrews
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Droppinloaves

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2014 18:02:09 | More by Droppinloaves
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draco8176


4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

08-23-2014 17:30:20 | More by draco8176
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2014 17:12:00 | More by FlyingKelly
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Dellpepper123

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +7%

08-23-2014 16:58:20 | More by Dellpepper123
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12oz bottle into snifter. bottled on october 18, 2013. enjoyed on august 23, 2014

a: pitch black. two and a half fingers of head from an aggressive pour, the colour of heavily-milked/creamed coffee

s: chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, dark fruits, licorice, hints of coffee

t: dark fruits up front, then chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, and caramel in that order. finishes with a pretty strong coffee-like bitterness. slight alcohol. great stuff

m: light-to-medium body and somewhat watery which is bugging me, it's really not fitting for the style. little to no carbonation

o: needs significant improvement in the mouthfeel department. otherwise, a very delicious imperial stout with a lovely aroma and loads of flavour. it's great that this beer is very affordable and accessible too

08-23-2014 16:17:37 | More by kevinlater
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ChiBrewKing

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2014 15:03:38 | More by ChiBrewKing
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Bradaplast

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%

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DoktorEd

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-23-2014 09:36:47 | More by DoktorEd
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malfunxion

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-23-2014 06:32:08 | More by malfunxion
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Alexgnarcia

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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DRouth

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7%

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pascilla

Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%

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jmejones

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

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jmcarter9t


5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-22-2014 23:29:57 | More by jmcarter9t
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nathanmiller

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.2%

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Ysgard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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dagubna

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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TheDudeAbides14


5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-22-2014 03:07:31 | More by TheDudeAbides14
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d_cook_roc

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-22-2014 02:42:00 | More by d_cook_roc
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Mtoogs

New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,490 ratings.