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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

9,408 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,408
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,112 | FT: 35
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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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-01-2013 01:02:52 | More by M1A2
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2013 23:20:37 | More by JT99125
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-31-2013 22:44:17 | More by DenverBigRed
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Skunkdrool

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-31-2013 22:28:43 | More by Skunkdrool
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Daniel101

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-31-2013 21:28:14 | More by Daniel101
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev -7%

05-31-2013 20:43:44 | More by zestd
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yanosh

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-31-2013 15:22:16 | More by yanosh
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Geno206

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

05-31-2013 05:57:13 | More by Geno206
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Steezballs

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-31-2013 04:25:06 | More by Steezballs
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Cory-WC

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-30-2013 23:43:33 | More by Cory-WC
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sir_rucker

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Mayo2323

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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Bigtwin

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2013 16:45:53 | More by Bigtwin
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flooshmander

California

3.38/5  rDev -21.4%

The high alcohol content took a little away from it. I would have enjoyed this beer more at 7.00 abv. As for the particulars rated above: strong point is its look and smell. The alcohol is what equated to the taste & mouthfeel rating being lower than the olfactory.

I'd drink this with dessert in a small 6oz glass.

05-30-2013 07:15:03 | More by flooshmander
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-30-2013 06:15:34 | More by Paccamacca
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henrisimo

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

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Justinlikesbeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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cannunzi

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Kuaff

Alaska

4.54/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at cellar temperature.

Old Rasputin's head is a dense, three-finger mass of light brown foam which lingers on for quite some time. This stout isn't totally pitch black, as light penetrates the edge of the surface in the glass, but it's still pretty dark and opaque. It leaves some pretty lacing on the glass. One of the prettiest imperial stouts I've seen.

In the smell I get vanilla, sweet milk chocolate, raisins, prunes, and a hint of earthy coffee. Really nice.

Pretty much everything in the smell is also in the taste with the chocolate and tart dark fruits, but there is also a great aftertaste of coffee bitterness and earthy roastiness. The alcohol is VERY well buried under this stout's excellent qualities. I'd say it could pass for 6%.

The carbonation is medium to high. I've had other imperial stouts that are more thick and viscous than this, but it's still pretty substantial. It's good.

This is an amazing, standard-setting sort of Russian imperial stout. It may be one of the most common and widely available beers in it's style, but there is nothing "common" about Old Rasputin's character (either the beer or the historical figure).

05-29-2013 15:59:48 | More by Kuaff
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Devman171

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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JamLand

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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melodeth87

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2013 03:19:14 | More by melodeth87
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tazzman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 00:23:06 | More by tazzman
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,408 ratings.