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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

9,151 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,151
Reviews: 3,321
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 247
Gots: 996 | 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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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

01-29-2012 00:52:31 | More by CarolinaKevin
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

11-16-2011 23:09:14 | More by jag21
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours completely black and opaque, even when held up to a bright light. There is a dark tan head with moderate retention.

S: Incredibly complex and balanced. The first thing I could smell was coffee, followed closely by chocolate and caramel. There is also an herbal smell, sort of like grass cuttings or pine. On top of all this, the beer smells distinctly fruity, like cherry and citrus.

T: The taste is less balanced than the smell; a smoky mocha is the dominant flavor. The malts also contribute their characteristic sweetness. The fruit flavors are still here, but faint compared to their smells. More hops in this than most Russian imperial stouts which do a little bit to balance the mocha.

M: There is more carbonation here than in most RISs. Moderately thick and slightly syrupy.

O: This beer has more hops and carbonation than your average RIS, making it somewhat unique, but the smell is better than the taste

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 02:35:12 | More by WankelEngine
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2012 20:14:17 | More by DMc8ride
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t_carterb

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

09-08-2013 00:00:46 | More by t_carterb
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-24-2013 18:24:21 | More by SavageHopHead
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-27-2013 03:51:03 | More by d5001986
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-29-2013 02:36:20 | More by CaptainPancakes
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-02-2012 17:32:37 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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sachie23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-23-2013 00:02:46 | More by sachie23
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-14-2013 19:50:20 | More by ohyayitstrey
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smb71481

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-08-2013 19:39:15 | More by smb71481
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Totally black, nice foamy tan head. Some lacing.

S: Complex malt roastyness, sweetness, and some alcohol.

T: Malts up front, real bitter hoppy aftertaste, followed by roasty malts (coffee and chocolate are defiantly there) that linger.

M: Moderate carbonation and pretty full mouthfeel.

D: The bitterness seems to build here, and the high abv makes it tough to drink more than one.

Not a big fan of the hoppy bitterness, but the coffee and chocolate flavors that jump out are delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 06:39:15 | More by 51mmz0rz
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Biscuit033

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Thick and black with a 3+ finger light brown head, and great lacing.

S: Hops are very noticable up front: Pine and earth, some roasted notes and a bit of chocolate.

T: Earthy hops, espresso, very dark bitter chocolate, and alcohol at the end.

M: Full, rich, smooth, and bitter.

D: This a great example of the style. I am definately enjoying this as dessert.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 01:00:08 | More by Biscuit033
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

12-03-2013 15:52:00 | More by headyhopzhead
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M27

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-03-2011 16:38:27 | More by M27
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raulazzer

California

4/5  rDev -7%

04-17-2014 19:38:01 | More by raulazzer
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4/5  rDev -7%

03-03-2012 05:38:15 | More by Polasiuss
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2012 23:10:45 | More by beerFool28607
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creez

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2012 02:00:08 | More by creez
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Sailracer


3/5  rDev -30.2%

03-24-2012 13:33:58 | More by Sailracer
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Fahz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2013 19:03:16 | More by Fahz
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Pug

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-21-2012 15:04:56 | More by SanFranJake
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2013 01:47:40 | More by Pacioli1445
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,151 ratings.