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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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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:
#499
Reviews:
3,741
Ratings:
12,308
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
611
Gots:
3,078
Trade:
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2.94/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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

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4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | 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

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3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

매우 좋은 스타우트 인 것 같습니다.
원래 스타우트 안좋아하는데 이건 쌓아놓고 마시고 싶은 정도로 매우 훌륭한 맥주입니다. 정말 추천!!

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

Lots of flavours!

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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Black like coffee with amble carbonation, this stout has many complex but subtle flavors...I like this very much!

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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vikinggary28
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into chilled glass mug from two 12 oz bottles. Colour is near black with a dark tan head. Smells of dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste has a nice mix of coffee, rich dark fruits and a touch of licorice. Mouthfeel is a little on the heavy side but still good. Very good stout. Prost!

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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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3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint glass.

Appearance - two fingers of thick, creamy, tan head. Very dark, almost black, with a very deep ruby hint when held up to light. Nearly opaque. Lacing sticks to the side of the glass in a uniform wall.

Smell - the aroma is almost sweet, with notes of darker fruit, dates, currant, and raisin. A little smokey. Black coffee and toffee.

Taste - malt is very forward with a taste of dark chocolate cocoa, leading to a lingering aftertaste of burnt popcorn kernel. Moderate bitterness.

Mouth feel - high carbonation, with a medium to full body. Smooth finish. More viscous than your average beer, but not as full bodied as I would have expected.

Overall - I'm not typically a stout kind of girl, so maybe this one is going to be victim of the style. Don't get me wrong, this is a really solid stout - you won't be disappointed. But there's nothing about it that "wows" me. At 9.00% abv this packs a good punch, and it is especially drinkable for such a dark beer.

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,308 ratings
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