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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
BA SCORE
4.3/5
Outstanding
12,330 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:
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:
#501
Reviews:
3,748
Ratings:
12,330
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
614
Gots:
3,097
Trade:
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Ratings: 12,330 |  Reviews: 3,748
Photo of mattymartin99
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The best of it's kind.

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Photo of PreacherGein
4.98/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Coltron23
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beersnake1
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with light tan head. Nose is smoke, tobacco, roasted malts, and licorice. Very strong and nice. Taste is a smack in the face. Crazy coffee, bitterness, smoke, molasses, tobacco, and chocolate. Bitterness lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Amazing.

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Photo of Luckydog91
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3.06/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of nater919
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ballgroundman
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Decent every day beer. A little sweet, but nice chocolate followed by a expresso aftertaste.

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Photo of SydneyManchester25
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ipeters1017
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a massive light brown head. Smells of burnt malt, caramel, and some earthy hops. Nothing super outstanding, but it just smells right, ya know? Taste is dark chocolate bitterness, a strong malt profile, and some warming alcohol. Chocolate comes through more as it warms up, it's a wonderful sipper. Feel is sticky, smooth, and medium-bodied. A solid imperial stout, and great for the price point.

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huthuty
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

pure black, with an obnoxious head
smells of malt and caramel
taste is of a dark chocolate bar with coffee notes
points off feel for said obnoxious head
overall, king of stouts as far as i can tell

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Photo of shreead
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Smoky54
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok, I will be the first to admit that I am not a skilled reviewer. Nevertheless, I have to submit something to show my appreciation and admiration for this wonderful brew.

Imagine putting into a blender- deep dark chocolate, dates, raisins, prunes, a touch of cream, and the richest of coffees and toffee. Then store it all in a cask of charred oak until it becomes something mortal man does not deserve!

That is the best that I can do. Perfection in a glass!

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Photo of Phineasco
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beach-Cruiser
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

beautiful dark brown color, small head, but laces well. strong coffee taste (which I'm partial to), thick feel. High ABV so I only have one in a day.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thingstead
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oktoberfest
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,330 ratings
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