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:
#510
Reviews:
3,755
Ratings:
12,369
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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615
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3,129
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Photo of smooth_aleing
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into snifter glass.

Wonderful R.I.S.

A= Rich, deep brown, almost black. Decent head, though could be thicker. Lacing is nice throughout a pretty large snifter glass.

S= Wonderful nose. Deep chocolates, coffee, cherry and coffee liquor. Sweetness lingering throughout the nose, perhaps cherry.

T= Deep chocolate and espresso. Caramelized grain and hops. Rich, lasting sweetness with mild bitterness and, again, liquor taste.

M= Only average. Prefer the mouth-feel to Guinness, Nitro Milk Stout, etc. But not bad nonetheless.

O= A great imperial stout. A little boozy, but flavorful and complex, with deep, robust coffee and chocolate undertones. Definitely worth a try.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -36%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Oh baby, Old Rasputin is a constant go to. Like flippin' to page 29 in the 1999 Victoria's Secret Winter Catalogue when Raul was 15, "go to."

Now, the Kings just took a 2-0 lead in the first, but Raul was pumped even before that. This bad boy is just splendid. Rich, dark, luscious... (and no, Raul is not talking about Beyonce). I mean, just smooth. Nina Agdal promoting a Cod sandwich for Carl's Jr. "smooth."

Find it my children. Find it good.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Total Beverages in Murfreesboro, TN.

Appearance: One of the darkest beers i've ever seen. LIght coffee head, wonderful lacing all throughout the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, very bready, espresso. very pleasant and complex aroma.

Taste: An amazing Russian Imperial Stout, a standard by which others should be measured by. Smooth coffee initial taste, bready mid, and chocolatey smooth aftertaste. Reminds me a lot like a Founder's Breakfast Stout

Mouthfeel: Creamy full stout flavor, dry aftertaste.

Overall: One of the best stout's ive ever had, I would rank it right up there with Founder's Breakfast Stout and my local Liberty Street Brewing's Emperor Norton. So smooth and heavy, and every flavor note you would expect in a world class stout; chocolate, coffee, bready... This one one beer you should try, even if you're not a fan of the style, it is a solid representation of a perfect Russian Imperial Stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,369 ratings
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