Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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4.3/5
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12,466 Ratings
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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:
#548
Reviews:
3,773
Ratings:
12,466
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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625
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diura
2.83/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dourrieu
3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In all fairness to this one I'm very new to this . I have only started with the Porters and Stouts in the last year so I don't think my palate was mature enough. I will give this one another try down the road because I see it has some wonderful reviews. The look was amazing the smell was fantastic but just to much depth I think for my taste at this time.

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Photo of Antwon616
3.14/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Rileford
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nbrown2844
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a very dark brown appearance. Gorgeous finger-thick fluffy tan head, tons of lacing.

Smells of high % cocoa chocolate, mocha/espresso, cream, vanilla, and roasted malts.

Much like the aroma. Cocoa chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee beans, mocha/espresso, dark fruit, licorice, alcohol is present, spicy hops, burn malt. Bitter roasted malt aftertaste.

Smooth feel.

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Photo of mjw2808
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ben_tries_brews
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of detgfrsh
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz bottle. Pours black with a finger of tan head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Heavy, creamy feel. Rich coffee and chocolate flavors with a finish of hop bitterness. Outstanding, and the best part is that it's widely available.

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Photo of dsmith1857
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jmar25
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours black with two fingers of tan head.
Smells roasty with some dark fruits.
Taste follows, lots of dark chocolate. Dark fruits, mildly bitter dark roasted finish.
Overall a great classic RIS.

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Photo of gbiello
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.66/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very excited to try this beer after hearing a lot about its reputation. Nice dark black color with some lingering foamy head and lacing. Smells faintly of coffee and chocolate, tastes of dark chocolate, dark coffee, some malt and hoppiness without much bitterness. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, trace lingering hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. A nice enjoyable stout.

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Photo of Kurt_van
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

4 pack bought in Fort Bragg, CA. 03-2018

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

Photo of elohim
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MileHighBeerMike
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Update: Read my review out loud like a 70’s porn star

Ohhh rich, dark and dirty goodness...almost sounds like an adult film. This stout will wreck you. It’ll leave you disappointed...with 90% of every other stout you drink. Pours dark and void of any light. Smells like deep, dark coffee and chocolate. If it sounds like I’m in love with this beer, then your reading it correctly. Albeit it’s darker then Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction, it drinks remarkably smooth and refreshing! I would definitely recommend this to not only to friends but foes alike. Cheers!

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Photo of Navin-Johnson
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ------
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,466 ratings