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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

9,408 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 9,408
Reviews: 3,332
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 269
Gots: 1,112 | FT: 35
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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Ratings: 9,408 | Reviews: 3,332 | Display Reviews Only:
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Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2014 14:12:48 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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Saudereth

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

04-07-2014 21:13:16 | More by Saudereth
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NappyB

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

06-30-2013 02:04:46 | More by NappyB
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2013 00:54:41 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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ACarp

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-31-2014 04:36:02 | More by ACarp
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev -7%

12-11-2013 23:50:48 | More by berlinabb
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-11-2014 06:31:52 | More by chefbigjon
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottle with no date, though I believe I bought this approx a year ago so it has some aging.

Pours into my tulip glass opaque black w/ big foamy 2 finger tan head.

Scent is lightly sweet and fruity. Raspberries? floral notes.

Taste is sweet, smooth and fruity. Dark fruits, raisins, plums(?). Some lighter sweeter fruit. I;d swear there are raspberries. Vanilla, anise. Doughy bread or cookie batter. Milk and dark chocolate. Molasses. Very smooth and silky. A nice hop bitterness still peeks through at the end.

Silky mouthfeel

Drinkability is very good though the alc warming is pronounced.

Although I neglected to review it then, this was delicious fresh. It strikes me as a bit softer and fruitier with a year of cellaring on it and is still quite a delicious RIS.

07-16-2009 01:39:47 | More by sethmeister
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MetalHopHead6

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin is roasty and rough-around-the-edges.

It poured black with a short and short-lived head. Almost no lace was left behind. It smelled and tasted like dark roasted coffee, with the flavor having an extremely strong roasted character. The feel was very aggressive and rugged, giving a remarkably long-lingering tongue lashing. This was no smooth or slippery stout.

Old Rasputin is a bold, flavorful, heavy-handed, powerhouse cold day or late evening sipper. It leaves a very strong impression.

01-03-2011 00:05:55 | More by MetalHopHead6
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 08:33:34 | More by Josiah2729
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-08-2014 02:43:02 | More by livingtodie
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2013 01:47:40 | More by Pacioli1445
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-07-2014 12:52:23 | More by Beergelden
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%

Pours none more black with a thick and creamy tan head. Leaves a ton of lacing. Simply beautiful.

Smells strongly of coffee and chocolate. Hop presence found in the taste doesn't have much place here.

Tastes of..coffee, chocolate, and a nice bitter hoppy finish. This is definitely a hop-forward stout.

Thick bodied and medium carbonation with a warming sensation.

Very good, very easy to find, but as it warms the hops tend to overtake the other flavors making it more difficult to drink as I prefer hops take a backseat if any seat in my stouts.

01-21-2009 02:25:43 | More by sonicdescent
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spikechiquet

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-09-2013 00:47:23 | More by spikechiquet
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JustinQ

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-30-2012 03:09:26 | More by JustinQ
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johunnic

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-03-2012 02:06:24 | More by johunnic
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Mick-e-d


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2012 20:28:10 | More by Mick-e-d
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

05-19-2013 00:10:03 | More by dctriman
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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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darklordlager

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +3%

A-Pours a deep black colour-Unable to see through it even when held up to the light. Brilliant 1.5" light brown head that settles.

S- Deep, dark chocolate and some lingering hops. Definite "roasty" scent overlays everything.

T- Roasty malt up front. Bitter finish from the hops brings about the dark chocolate-ness. No alcohol is evident.

M- Heavenly smooth. Lingers on the tongue long after swallowing, leaving you wanting more. Smooth and velvety.

D- Smooth, tasty. Incredible drinkability for the style.

02-27-2009 05:44:47 | More by darklordlager
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-28-2012 07:20:22 | More by shagal
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%

A: Jet black and creamy-looking with a toffy head of about two fingers and mine is sticking around and leaving some pretty good lacing.

S: hops, malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. maybe a hint of dark fruit.

T: I was struck by the bitterness. Bitter in a pleasant way. Definitely getting coffee and dark bitter chocolate as well. Very nice.

M: Creamy, full mouthfeel. A little alcohol burn on the back-end.

08-30-2012 23:10:46 | More by circus_cat
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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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HungarianCount

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 03:58:32 | More by HungarianCount
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,408 ratings.