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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

10,199 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 10,199
Reviews: 3,384
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 332
Gots: 1,463 | FT: 44
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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4/5  rDev -7%

JDM44, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

maDUECEgunner, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Andlem, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jarrett123, Sep 19, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours a solid black color with a two finger mocha head which lasts for some time. Some of the head remains on the brew until the end. Thick mocha lacing, med. carbonation.

The smell is chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, alcohol, licorice and nuts.

The taste follows the nose with the chocolate and alcohol dominating. This brew lost one or two points for not masking the alcohol better; it tastes almost like a Barleywine. Roasted and sweet malts then take over leading to a big hoppy finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Bready. A slightly dry feeling is left in the mouth after swallowing.

Overall this is a bold and powerful stout with a great blend of flavors. If you love chocolate then give this a try. Be warned, the alcohol taste might make your hair stand on end but I can't fault this brew too much for that.

microbrewlover, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

athomasPSU, Sep 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

TYLY22, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

riemster, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

FrankK, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

chileman, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Nolen12, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

80x2HopHead, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

jkball01, Sep 17, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours out Black as night, brown head, this is on stout, stout.

S- Roasted Malts come forward, you can tell this is not a wimpy brew.

T- Finally an RIS that is not too sweet, very well balanced roast flavor and a slight alcohol and hop end. Well balanced.

M- Perfect mouthfeel for the style, rich not thin.

O- This is the standard by which all RIS should be judged. I like this style a lot and this is my go to beer for this style.

beyah, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Dave2234, Sep 17, 2013
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dwoolley1, Sep 16, 2013
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runawaycyborg, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

cjdun86, Sep 16, 2013
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C_Roetting, Sep 16, 2013
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JoeMans, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

rojocorsa, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cwc, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jwmoore, Sep 15, 2013
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,199 ratings.