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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

9,218 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,218
Reviews: 3,327
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 256
Gots: 1,022 | FT: 33
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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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 05:37:48 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

02-23-2013 16:49:32 | More by bigpoppa67
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-08-2011 20:58:19 | More by quine
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Absolut

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2013 18:45:59 | More by Absolut
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2013 13:58:08 | More by LouDogg114
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2014 16:24:09 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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BitteBier

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Based on the ruby fringes (visible only with the lamp turned up to max), this seems to be a clear beer. That being said, this one is black enough to appear opaque. Topped off with a finger's worth of chocolate milk-like froth that reduces quickly to a thin but persistent and clingy layer of bronzy beige. Despite the ominous darkness, the smell is remarkably complex and pleasant. Roasted notes are lighter than expected and complemented very nicely by the scent of milk chocolate. Some bitterness up front followed by a creamy mouthfeel that succumbs again to the bitterness. A blast of alcohol warmth shows up and fades very slowly. As mentioned above, the mouthfeel is creamy, but it also maintains an astringency rather than the clingy fullness one might expect or desire from a potent stout. Roasted grains and chocolate are there as well, but again are balanced nicely by the assertive hops. This is more complex than I anticipated and is a nice change of pace among stouts.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2004 02:20:12 | More by BitteBier
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-13-2012 02:28:02 | More by vbiliyar
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

12-31-2011 04:30:04 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 05:44:40 | More by RandyBoBandy
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briiguy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2013 03:14:22 | More by briiguy
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-19-2012 03:36:42 | More by bigbeerfan
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2014 20:22:48 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Bsetz

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

01-22-2014 20:31:47 | More by Bsetz
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2014 02:19:34 | More by vhmf1978
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LuckySevens82

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz stubby brown bottle with a b/w picture of the mad monk.
Pours a deep brown, nearly black, with a light brown whisp of a head. Lacing, is however, very nice.
Smell is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee (boy oh boy is it coffee).
Very smooth, espresso, chocolate, caramel, and just a hint of alcohol.
This beer is quite deceptive. At 9% abv, I would expect to taste more of the alcohol that is present. Nevertheless, the folks at North Coast have done a fantastic job hiding the alcohol. This makes the beer sneaky, perhaps not unlike the monk himself.
This is a great beer, will definitely be added to my list of favorites (especially since it's now available in FL...yay!)

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2004 01:36:57 | More by LuckySevens82
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bfields4

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a very dark brown not quite on the motor oil level, but close. A beautiful creamy brown head.

Smells of dark fruits and caramel.

Mouthwatering goodness exhumes from this stout as the malted sweetness hits nice followed by a very nice dark chocolate taste.

There's a reason this beer is a cult classic. An affordable treat that I would never say no to.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 03:25:20 | More by bfields4
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frogfan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2013 15:40:46 | More by frogfan
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fisherbray

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-14-2013 21:40:02 | More by fisherbray
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-09-2013 00:12:57 | More by Rogorama
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

08-15-2013 23:39:06 | More by KWMiles
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BlackTuesday

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2012 20:26:16 | More by BlackTuesday
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bca115

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-02-2013 03:10:58 | More by bca115
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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-12-2012 02:33:22 | More by nollie77
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

03-16-2013 17:10:19 | More by Flashyspoons
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,218 ratings.