Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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95
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12,190 Ratings
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,190
Reviews:
3,720
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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599
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3,004
For Trade:
51
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into snifter.

Almost perfect black color with a dark tan frothy head that hold well. Settles to a razor thin cap. Stringy lacing along the glass.

Dark coffe like roasty malts with a strong creamy presence, and hints of bitter choclolate. Some warming alcohol in the background. Some dry fruit aromas are mixed in there as well.

Bitter roasty malts with some bittering hops to compliment the flavor. Full bodied, with low carbonation, giving it a very thick and viscous feel. Light dark chocolate flavors. Finishes dry from the bitter malts and the acompanied hop bitterness.

This is an amazing beer, expecially since I only paid $2 for it. The 9%ABV and 12oz size makes this beer great for ending the night without going to far. It's also fitting as a desert. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After reading the low scoring reviews, I can understand why someone would hate Old Rasputin. But not a single "hardcore" Imperial Stout drinker will say that this is not a fantastic beer. Very full bodied, heavy, and complex. Burnt malt, coffee, and chocolate dominate the palate. Old Rasputin is, at least in the Chicago area, available at most liquor stores and Trader Joe's and is very reasonably priced ($6.99/4-pack). I always keep it stocked on my "stout shelf" (along with Victory Storm King).

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review in about six months, been away for a while, but it feels good to be back, had this four-pack cellared since a Beers of the World trip last November, thought I would break it out to help get back into the swing of things.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a DFH snifter:

A-Jet-black with nothing getting through this beauty, a touch of head that quickly ends up in a beautiful toffee-ish ring and just a bit of lacing

S-I get quite a bit of black strap molasses, coffee, chocolate, my lovely wife contends that there is a green olive feature there, but I don't get that at all

T-Interesting, very complex, definitely coffee and chocolate are present, I also get the molasses, it seems pretty mellow, this might be from the year that I put it away for, but the alcohol is not at all present. There is a little bit of after-taste, but nothing unpleasant at all

M-There's more carbonation present than I would have expected, but it seems a bit thin on the tongue, not at all thick and chunky like some RIS varieties

O-well worth the wait, both for the year that it sat and for me to get back to reviewing...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is a delicious Russian imperial stout. It's strong but not overpowering.

A: Black colour and a 3 cm head that fades to very good lacing. 4.5

S: Roasty, blackened malt with hints of coffee. Some sweetness too. 4.5

T: Some hops when it first hits your mouth followed by roasty malt. The malt dominates along with some coffee and chocolate into a finish that is slightly bitter aftertaste. Really smooth and pleasant flavour.4.5

M: Very foamy. 4.5

O: Delicious and not overpowering. 4.5

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,190 ratings.
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