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:
#922
Reviews:
3,796
Ratings:
12,551
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | 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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3.24/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Fantastic example of an RIS.

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2.75/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%
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Photo of envizz1
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A long-time favorite. Good to try in Fort Bragg, goes well with the foggy seascapes -- warming, aromatic and bih=g rich taste. Travels well too -- one of my favorites in our local pub in Georgia.

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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Rather a classic among American RIS’s, it deserves its reputation. It’s just a shade below absolute, opaque black, with a nice creamed coffee head. Aroma is malty sweet and cocoa dry. The taste brings it all back home, weaving a genuinely classic stout from strands of bitter chocolate, dark, dark espresso, a hint of mineral ash, raisins and fresh cookies. Excellent feel that allows the long finish to linger appropriately. I’ve been enjoying this beer for years; it’s dependably excellent. It ages very well and it’s really great on tap too.

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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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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,551 ratings