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

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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

Poured into a pint

A: Pours an opaque bitch black with a short light brown/ tan head that has some reddish hue to it, has considerable amounts of lacing

S: Smells like fudge, barley, vanilla

T: chocolatey, like fudge, bold smokey flavor, sweetness of vanilla, finished off with warmth from the alcohol

M: More carbonated than I was expecting, not overbearing or offensive though, very fulfilling, the alcohol leaves you with a warm feeling.

O: Overall its an excellent stout, with its bold, complex flavors, very delightful, perfect for the cold, windy season here on the mitten.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mpedara429
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Black in color and poured out with three fingers of lights brown head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of dark fruit.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and raisins. A good amount of bitterness. Not as sweet as some others.

M: Medium bodied and creamy. Low to medium carbonation. I had expected it to be a bit thicker and fuller bodied.

O: A very good beer. My only complaint is that it was not thicker. I could see myself drinking this again as it is priced better than a lot of other imperial stouts of similar caliber, but it's not my favorite of the style.

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Photo of bencolvin
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of profondo
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of topherius
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of scantonio
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz. bottle poured into Duvel Tulip
A- Pours a tan fluffy 2 fingers head, opaque black in color, nice head retention, consistent spotty lacing
S- Roasty, sweet chocolate, deep maltieness, some oak and dark fruit. Not very deep but dominated by roasted malts.
T- Nice roasted flavor, sort of burnt. Bitterness, caramel, chocolate, some alcohol as it warms
M- A little thick, smooth and some creaminess, roasted chocolate lingers in the mouth
O- A great year-round Imperial Stout, love that I can get this beer anytime I want. Roasty and Delicious.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -36%

Photo of chugalug06
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large, fluffy, caramel cololored head. Brew is gloppy black. Nice consistent lacing.

Amazing vanilla characteristics. Caramel, nutty, chocolate, and woody. Mild peanut butter scent. A bit floral for the the style. A bit crystal-y malty on the nose...

Very deep and dark without being overly heavy with chocolate or roasty nutty-ness. Carbonation is a bet extreme. Bitterness starts smooth and sharply turns to the ladder, but it ends very nicely leaving you wanting more.

A very nice RIS; one I've been putting off trying for no reason... It lives up to it's rating and should be tried by everyone who enjoy a solid stout on a cold fall day.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drinkAK
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of deathpulse42
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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