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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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9,904 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,904
Reviews: 3,362
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,326 | FT: 43
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Thedaver4220, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

LouDogg114, Mar 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

drinkAK, Oct 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Flight317, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

lzepplin01, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of CaptainIPA
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P: Presented in a 12 oz., brown stubby bottle with a label depicting the Mad Monk himself in the midst of dark, psychic meditation. Cryptic Russian lettering wraps around the bottom half of label. Evil stuff. No freshness dating.

A: Pours an opaque ebony color with a two-finger, caramel-colored head that fades to a thin rim of foam. Great lacing.

S: Chocolate malt, coffee, and a whiff of alcohol. A hint of wet wool. (That's a first.)

T: Roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee. Bittering hops in the middle. Notes of malted milk balls and blackstrap molasses. Alcohol is well-concealed. Finishes with a snap of licorice.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy. Generous carbonation on the tongue.

D: At 9% ABV, not exactly sessionable - but a great sipper that's appropriate for this time of year.

CaptainIPA, Oct 24, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

zachattack555, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Brunite
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amost black....some ruby edge.

S: Roasty of malts, burnt coffee and dark bakers chocolate

T: Excellent. No heavy sweetness. Roasted coffee and chocolate dominates here. Some nice hoppiness finishes. A lasting chocolate brownie flavor.

M: Medium.

D: As far as the style...very good. A great sipper.

Brunite, Feb 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

ejw127, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MisledTitan, Feb 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bigbeerfan, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Braden, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Liberatiscioli, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

ScotNH, Dec 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

cd_beer_disapear, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Cook82, Mar 15, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Holy smokes this is a nice stout! Poured brownish-black in color with a small dark tan head. A mellow alcohol and fruity notes make a soft aroma. This is one full-bodied stout starting with roasted coffee and creamy malt flavors. Very smooth overall and the alcohol isn't as apparent in the taste as in the aroma. At 9% this is very drinkable on this cold rainy afternoon. If not for a lingering bitter aftertaste I would have rated it higher.

ExtraStout, Mar 29, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Stella Artois chalice. Pours a deep brown -almost black with a chocolate brown head. Smells like chocolate and coffee. Taste is quite good. Very well balanced between the chocolate and coffee. Hops and malts are very well balanced in this one. Mouthfeel is very creamy. Don't know if I could drink more than one of these at a time, but if I had to, I wouldn't be opposed to it. One of the better imperial stouts that I've had in a while.

jdubjacket, Apr 01, 2008
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jcb7472, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

beefsquatch, Apr 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Since this brew has such an outstanding reputation I was wondering if it would live up to it, or if it was just “hype” – Well it sure deserves that fine rep!

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout poured an almost opaque [reddish] black color with a “bumpy” 1½ finger tan head and leaves behind some lacing. This is a complex brew with a rich intense robust palate that is creamy, buttery [smooth] with the right amount of carbonation. Old Rasputin has a light fruit aroma. The taste is dominated by dark chocolate and coffee with touches of blackberries.

Drink ability is a little lower due to its rich flavor [it hides the alcohol well] but that is NOT a bad thing! Rasputin makes for a GREAT nightcap.

bushbeer75, Dec 01, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Absolut, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Vlaminck, Mar 09, 2014
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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