Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old RasputinOld Rasputin
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Old RasputinOld Rasputin

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

A - Black as black body with a firm tan head.

S - I picked up coffee notes with dark chocolate and malt notes. The coffee notes are very strong.

T - The dark chocolate hits you first and foremost. Then you get a medley of malt of coffee with sweet tones along the way.

M - No problem coating your mouth to let you taste every bit of this beer. Great carbonation and taste on the palette.

O - Represents what an RIS should be. A beer that can move you into stouts since it's so drinkable. And a great bargain too!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily one of the best imperial stout's I've ever had. Enjoyed out of a nitro tap, Old Rasputin has perfectly balanced flavors of bitter dark chocolate and coffee, as well as a surprisingly high alcohol content of 9%. Pours deep black with a creamy brown head, the low carbonation allows for full enjoyment of this delectable stout. Gentle mouthfeel and strong flavors that leave little to be desired. Can't think of a RIS I'd rather sip on a cold winter night than old rasputin

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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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%

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4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Is black as hell with a huge mocha tan head that dissipates to a nice rocky creamy cap the to a half finger.

S- you get a light goldings hop smell at first then it moves into huge toasted malts, bitter chocolate and some coffee and dark fruit in the finish.

T- you start with a good hop bitterness and toasted mault astringency. moves into a good toasted mault and bitter choclate and finishes with some fruity caramel notes and slight alcohol warmth.

M- it coats your mouth all over and its dry but the carbonation is just there enough to clean the palate and leave it at just the right balance.

Overall an amazing beer. A bench mark for the style. only complaint is i can't get enough.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,419 ratings