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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10,395 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,395
Reviews: 3,406
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 357
Gots: 1,595 | FT: 47
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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-18-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BeerBob
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout pours a tar black from a 12 fl. oz. dark brown glass bottle with a pry off cap.

Head of micro fine foam went to about two fingers and stayed around in a diminishing form during the entire consumption. Lacing of foam was in ample abundance during the review.

Nose is of delicious raisins and figs, with just the slightest of metallic notes.

Palate is of a viscous fig and coffee with the alcohol making its presents known just before the bite of carbonation appears.

If one were to want to impress dinner guests with an above average brew, this would be it.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Great Divide Yeti tulip glass.

Had a huge, brown head that left moderate lacing on the glass. Beer was dark black.

Aroma was roasted coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Somewhat earthy and woody.

Taste was huge. Chocolate, espresso and roasted malts, with a long, slightly bitter finish. Could use some time in the cellar to allow the alcohol to mellow out.

Really tasty beer. I'd love to taste their oak-aged version. Great RIS.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of trbergman
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Deep coffee brown body with a one-finger tan head.

S - Milk chocolate, figs, hints of coffee with cream.

T - Roasted grain, coffee, chocolate, moderate bitterness. Some unfortunate metallic taste that lessens as it warms.

M - Round and full-bodied with moderate carbonation.

D - It's not a bad beer, but there are better Imperial stouts out there.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness dating on bottle or label. Single purchased from local health foods store for $2.29.

A-Pours a deep, dark brown almost black hue with a two finger, creamy tan head with great retention and heavy lacing. A gorgeous craft beer.

S-Deep, dark chocolate and toasted malts and organic Turkish apricots. Also reminded me of chocolate pudding cake my mother used to make when I was a kid. The smell is wonderful.

T-Disappointing, in that it was not equal to the anticipation I expected from the aroma. Quite bitter with only a slight fruity finish. Improved as it warmed. Not a complex as I would have liked.

M-Robust, but very smooth with medium to full body. Warming due to the alcohol.

D-Good for a RIS, but not great. I like this and always want more when I finish a single 12 oz. bottle, but it doesn't achieve the rich complexity it aspires to.

I love the label with depiction of Rasputin and transliterated Russian text. Makes me think of snow and winter.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of whatthehull
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - The darkest brown you have ever seen, tan decent head and minimul lacing

S - Nuts, coffee, toffee, oak, dirt , toasted malt and molasses

T - Wow. Explosion of coffee, nuts, oak and toasty toastedness

M - Medium heavy, carbonation and fluffy

D - Goes down like butta. One of the best and easiest drinking stouts ever

Final thought - I love this beer. Can't say anything bad about it

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 10,395 ratings.