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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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10,171 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,171
Reviews: 3,383
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 331
Gots: 1,446 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

pualie84, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

manamesue, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Kroller86, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

danflath, Oct 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

The_GrassHOPper, Oct 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

majorbase2, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Jack53, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A strong pour produces a vigorous clumpy light brown head about two inches tall that settles slowly. This beer is completely black with none of the usual ruby highlights when held to a bright light. Very nice.

The smell has notes of black patent and chocolate malt with some hops thrown in for good measure and some booze on the back end.

The first sip blasts off with a great amount of roast and some alcohol mixed with dark chocolate and some light milk chocolate. Rich coffee is also present in the mix. Hops are subtle in the finish. Slightly sweet but dries out nicely. I don't taste the hops like some reviewers but maybe I am used to 3 Floyds hoppy porters like Alpha Klaus and Ragnarok.

The mouthfeel is velvety and smooth with light carbonation.

This is a great value for an RIS! Great job NCB!!

312HopBomb, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ahoover66, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

emerge077, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Denzo, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Braz, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

punisher1, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of yauri
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Darkest eggplant. Beautiful. Deep. Smooth. Had to take a picture, for the case this was some lucky strike.

S - man... tons of different smells, but very elegant. Slightly hoppy, nuts, slightly roasted malt

T - exactly what you would expect from a Stout. Again, elegancy is the word. Very reach, decently bitter aftertaste, roasted coffee beans, deep malts. Rich, dark, and yet - not aggressive.

M - did I mention elegancy yet....?

Overall - awesome. Stouts are not my cup of roasted coffee, but this one is must have option in my cabinet, for winter night, standalone drink, when you feel like a little taste of the dark side.
Can`t wait to try this one off the tap!

yauri, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass, b/c the pubtender was nice... and their pints hold more than their snifters.

Appearance- The darkest shade of brown you can hit before it becomes black. The head was the color of a solid chocolate milk.

Smell- Didn't take the time to smell it so much as drink it, so, yeah. Ignore my comment on this category.

Taste- Roast malt with caramel & brown sugar, with a booze-ish/chocolately aftertaste. Not at all a bad thing. Lets you know it's doing what it should. Head itself tastes like chocolate and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel- A bit thinner than most stouts I like to enjoy, but still amazing. Low carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall- Something I could have a couple of and be set for the night. An amazing attempt at a quality stout from the folks at North Coast.

TCmichigan, Oct 07, 2013
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,171 ratings.