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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

9,500 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,500
Reviews: 3,338
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 272
Gots: 1,160 | FT: 34
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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Ultimate

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

07-11-2014 02:57:02 | More by Ultimate
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AWB3

Virginia

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-31-2014 21:10:58 | More by AWB3
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LuckySevens82

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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!)

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2013 19:02:28 | More by ThrashMaster
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hsus0225

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2013 22:53:08 | More by hsus0225
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

03-16-2013 17:10:19 | More by Flashyspoons
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-03-2014 16:36:20 | More by hmmmbeer10
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goz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Pour is a super dark black with slight hints of ruby at the edges, thick tan head that fades and leaves good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops (flowery, light perfume) in the end. Flavor starts with chocolate, middle the roasted malts show through, some hops towards the end. Alcohol barely shows through at the very end when it reaches it's warmest temp. Full bodied, long lasting taste. Truly outstanding.

03-29-2003 09:50:32 | More by goz
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%

Old Rasputin!

This brew is as dark as the man himself!

Extremely dark and with a head that lasts for quite a long time. Coffee and Dark Chocolate tastes that mix well with the heavy hop flavor. Strong beer for strong taste.

Probably one of the best Russian Imperial Stouts I have had, and have had many times before... and will have many many times again.

I enjoyed this beer in a mug at a slightly chilled temperate, maybe about 58 degrees.

10-05-2009 00:37:53 | More by Spineypanda
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-06-2013 18:16:05 | More by Matthewpakula
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Pug

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-27-2014 20:16:59 | More by Pug
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2013 00:01:22 | More by GinsuDave
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-13-2013 00:37:31 | More by justforrazors
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-27-2013 01:27:42 | More by plinythederek
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-29-2013 22:43:29 | More by tarheels4life23
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kidzord

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 18:46:15 | More by kidzord
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -36%

07-20-2014 14:11:20 | More by BcOneSeven
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Nbdreher


3.8/5  rDev -11.6%

08-19-2014 16:51:41 | More by Nbdreher
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +3%

I'm never really sure what to give a beer for its appearance as opposed to what I have seen in the past, but this beer most definitely deserves the top. After its poured there is absolutely no light that passes through it, even when the glass is tilted. Really Impressive. The smell has to be teased out but is mostly like sweet grains and dark malts. The taste is just phenomenal. Its big, but is really well mixed. There is a lot of traditional stout flavor, but lots of chicory on top of it. The mouthfeel and drinkability are both great, again with a big flavor that is really well balanced.

08-23-2006 00:22:44 | More by Toddv29424
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musicforairports

New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%

12oz into a snifter.

Pours black, nice head, leaves a bunch of lacing.

Smell is great for the style--roasty, chocolate-y, coffee, a hint of burnt flavor.

Coffee, chocolate, burnt barley notes and some creamy milky notes. Flavor is full but tails off quickly on the finish.

Medium mouthfeel, decently carbonated for the style...not as thick as some stouts, but not thin, either.

Definitely one of the go-to imperial stouts out there; affordable and easy to find.

03-19-2011 03:58:33 | More by musicforairports
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SolomonGrundy

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

One of my all-time faves, let's see if it holds up....Pours a deep, rich black with a velvety-smooth haed of tannish foam. Pours about a finger wide then receeds to a 1/8th inch or so of persistent head. Leaves nice lace. Aroma is huge and robust. Deep chocolate notes, some slightly metallic notes, some other stuff I can't rightly place. Maybe a touch of bourbon. Flavor is dramatic. Nothing hits you immediately, but quickly a blast of flavor attacks. Complex, somewhat bitter but not too bitter. Somewhat sweet, but not too sweet. It's kinda like a Charleston Chew that's been frozen and dipped in espresso flavored syrup. This is incredible beer. The bitterness is sharp, but dissipates into a long, wonderful hop finish. Clearly one of the World's finest ales, without a doubt. Excellently priced, too. This was $1.69/12oz. bottle. You can't call yourself a true beer enthusiast until you've tried and loved this.

07-29-2010 01:15:09 | More by SolomonGrundy
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brewtus

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Had it on nitro a few days ago. You can read all the other reviews about how solid this beer is but if you have a chane to drink this nitro, do it. To think that such a thick beer could be so velvety and smooth. This stout is a benchmark for stouts and fortunately available all the time but its really perfect for nitro.

02-12-2013 03:01:02 | More by brewtus
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MrNate

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

02-03-2014 04:19:42 | More by MrNate
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,500 ratings.