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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

9,140 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,140
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 991 | FT: 32
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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blknikon

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-07-2013 23:08:18 | More by blknikon
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JReites

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-07-2013 22:55:37 | More by JReites
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markcp

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-07-2013 21:25:43 | More by markcp
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-07-2013 19:29:30 | More by Ginepiece
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bilhelm

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-07-2013 19:25:02 | More by bilhelm
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-07-2013 17:46:28 | More by pcsnyder
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JoshBrews

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-07-2013 15:44:23 | More by JoshBrews
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

05-07-2013 13:59:49 | More by ahermsen
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-07-2013 03:25:17 | More by TypsiYpsi
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

05-06-2013 22:42:31 | More by uncccegr
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ERRL710

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter. Bottle not dated. Finger mocha head

Smell- slight alcohol, mostly coco nibs. Smells DARK

Mouth Feel- Surprisingly thin, expected motor oil. Smooth, little bite.

Taste- Complex, mostly deep roasts and coco. Slight coffee after taste.

Over all must buy/rebuy

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 22:35:47 | More by ERRL710
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-06-2013 22:12:58 | More by thampel09
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

05-06-2013 18:35:36 | More by JohnSnowNW
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2013 16:19:39 | More by DrewShalvoy
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klmcmachen

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-06-2013 14:40:36 | More by klmcmachen
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-06-2013 05:43:29 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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projektyle

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-05-2013 17:37:28 | More by projektyle
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-05-2013 17:05:26 | More by jayhunter357
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-05-2013 01:12:18 | More by bishopdc0
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet (no date)

A: In the glass it is a completely opaque black but on the pour it is a very dark brown that leaves a finger mocha head that dwindles quickly. There is a tiny bit of lacing.

S: Smells like a nice yeasty malt that smells a bit like burnt toast. There is a decent, sweet malt backbone with a bit of espresso and a hint of dark chocolate.

T: There is a mess of flavors in here that all seem to fight for the lead. It is how it smells with a solid backbone of malt that tries to introduce other flavors like chocolate and coffee, but they don't work here. The aftertaste is no good at all, but it is a first for me, it is like a bitter chocolate taste. This one is just really hard to describe and not in a good way.

M: It has a really weird mouthfeel, like it can't decide what its texture is. I don't like it at all. It is all swirling smoothness with run of coarse bubbles at the end, but it is different each time. Worst of all it changes and messes with the taste a lot.

O: I did not like this at all. It isn't the worst stout I have had, but it is pretty close.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 00:16:47 | More by gillagorilla
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lernerlift

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-04-2013 22:08:22 | More by lernerlift
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big, dark, beautiful beer. The appearance stands out, but beyond that, nothing spectacular. The smell leaves something to be desired, which most RIS do, so don't want to be too critical. A very good tasting brew, but doesn't knock it out of the park. I like it, a lot, but I'm beginning to realize that I prefer my IPA's from Cali and my Stouts from Colorado. Many yet to try, so this can certainly change.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 20:40:38 | More by DenverHopHead
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 20:27:22 | More by ZEB89
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-04-2013 19:35:10 | More by CoolEthan
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schaffer9252

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 17:59:49 | More by schaffer9252
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,140 ratings.