Old Rasputin
North Coast Brewing Co.

Old RasputinOld Rasputin
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North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #89
Ranked #1,239
4.3 | pDev: 10.23%
Aug 27, 2023
Jan 18, 2001
Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.
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Rated: 4.23 by QueenSac from Colorado

Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Looks - the Old Rasputin has an awesome thick head and the color is midnight black.
Aromas - getting nutty and chocolate notes.
This one feels very thick in the mouth and I'm getting strong malt, chocolate and woody like notes.

Overall just an awesome beer!
Aug 14, 2023
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Rated by impossiblyjacob

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of my favorites; the co-op down the street sells it a bottle at a time.
Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by travis1108 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One of the first I tried when I got into beer years back and still one I often fall back on when there's nothing new I'm interested in.
Beautiful black. Lacing that won't quit. Alcohol definitely comes thru a little strong on the nose, but not too bad on the taste.
Feel could be better. Little fizzy... I don't know how else to describe it.
Aug 06, 2023
Rated: 4.74 by slightexag from New Mexico

Aug 04, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by moonmopus from Illinois

Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at my (formerly) favorite watering hole. Even worse was it was on special, making it deliciously delicious.

All I can say is WOW. I normally can't session stouts, but this one went down smooth. A few of them and I was on cloud 9. The ABV sneaks up on you, so be careful.
Jul 27, 2023
Rated: 4.45 by dan58 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by mystisal

Jun 13, 2023
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Rated by Chewbakkaz from Florida

4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nothing I don’t like about this beer! Great sipping beer! Just buy it!
Jun 09, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jun 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Tree_powers from Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Color is black with a mocha head
Smell is roast, malty and a little sweet
Taste has caramel and malt upfront with a bitter coco finish
The feel is a little oily and clingy at first but then smooth
This is an outstanding example of an imperial stout which makes it dangerously drinkable.
May 31, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by loco4toto

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by rhlsni from California

May 15, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by MEnoMoney

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Halllar3 from Illinois

May 14, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Black in color, light creamy brown head, dense with some staying power; some lace.

Nose is rich in roasted aromas, dark chocolate that carries some fudge aspects, espresso, strong hop presence as well; adds to the perception of incoming bitter flavors.

Taste mostly mirrors the nose, this beer is dark chocolate and espresso but it carries a chocolate richness to it as well; the finish is very hoppy, pine and rind like in nature.

High end of medium for body; it has a luscious creamy feel to it, super smooth on the palette and a big kick of bitter american hops on the finish...the roast also adds a substantial bitterness as well.

I don't really drink stouts but I do drink this beer because it is perfectly balanced and just overall amazing to sip on.
Apr 05, 2023
Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 13082 ratings