Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#519
Reviews:
3,760
Ratings:
12,402
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Holy moly.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fsparverius
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dextr24
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oily black in color. Poured with a tall, creamy, espresso beige foam with medium light retention. Intense, earthy, dark roasted malt, sweet dark malts, dark fruit and dark chocolate aromas with an underlying booziness. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Smooth, slightly oily, creamy feel through the middle followed by pleasant boozy warmth to the finish. Sweet dark malt flavors up front that slowly transition to intense roasted maltiness. Medium bitterness through the middle followed by bitter , charred malt overtop emerging boozy warmth. Finished semi-dryly with grainy, dark malt flavors followed by dark roasted maltiness that transition to mellow, burnt malt notes. An intensely malty experience that is best sampled on the warmer side. Very tasty with fabulous malt complexity.

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Photo of Darcola
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks very dark poured into a shifter. Some dark brown foam head that quickly dissipated into minimal lacing.

Smells heavy with alcohol, chocolate, and toast at the front.

Tastes after the nose with caramel and toast at the back.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of carbonation, nearly perfect with Russian food.

Overall great, a personal favorite with Russian tea cakes.

Pairs well with strong cheese, Russian tea cakes, and chocolate mousse.

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Photo of Derek8487
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stouts are not a style I buy frequently unless I'm in a certain mood. My experience with them is somewhat limited but this was a delicious beer.

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisMartinez
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbjb0720
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edc20
3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark and thick and bitter. Exactly what you'd expect of a stout. Espresso like flavor. Also a hefty drink at 321 calories a bottle so definitely not for dieters.

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3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonarek
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ds53838
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lilalibby
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I always love tasting a new flavor in a stout. This ones got notes of like dark, rich fruit. It's so tasty. Sometimes a stout can be too bitter but this is delicious. Really good yo

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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,402 ratings