Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

12,190 Ratings
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:
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Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of B33randen
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

In my opinion, this is the defining beer for its style: the imperial stout. This is not to say that this is the smoothest stout out there - forget drinking it anything other than COLD. I have never had the privilege of having this on tap, but for me this rivals some of the best stouts in the game.

A lot of beer drinkers condemn stouts for their usual strong presence of a coffee flavor, and while this does not have a strong coffee flavor, its "stout" flavor is omnipresent. It certainly has the creaminess of a stout, but I would say the mouthfeel is not as delightfully smooth as most stouts (I am unfairly comparing it to my last stout, deschutes obsidian on nitro), but this must certainly be because of the abv this bad boy packs.

Wouldn't recommend this for the faint,
Wouldn't recommend this for the anti-coffee type,

If you're not in either of these categories, trying this is a must

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dmgallag
4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5


A - dark and sexy...just like a stout should be.

S - coffee and chocolate hints touch the nose... Probably more coffee than anything.

T - outstanding... Hits you upfront with a coffee shot and then settles into a chocolate background. Delicious and heavy this is a stout you pay attention to.

M - for as bold as the taste is....mouthfeel is a little bit watery. Not bad, just unexpected.

O - Do yourself a favor and pick this up. Not a session beer... Too heavy... But incredibly enjoyable in small doses. Enjoy!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of patre_tim
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Opaque black or dark brown. Pinhead of orange on the edge when held to the light. Thick dark brown head fades to a dark brown foam after several minutes.

S: Toasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Sweet, memories of Guiness, some other stouts.

T: Sweet, malty, complex and alcohol hit, coffee, chocolate. Balanced, delicious, hides the percent of alcohol well. Licorice. Bitterness at the end.

M: Thick, molasses like body, medium carbonation.

O: Beatifully balanced and delicious. Sweet, bitter, smooth chocolate like, coffee like, somewhat creamy. My second Russian Imperial Stout, and reminds me that I really like this style and want to try more. I will give it 10 out of 10. Great by itself, could go with Chocolate or some creamy mocha deserts.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,190 ratings.
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