Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 12,259 ratings
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:
#496
Reviews:
3,735
Ratings:
12,259
Liked:
11,527
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
10.23%
Alströms:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
608
Gots:
3,052
Trade:
50
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Ratings: 12,259 |  Reviews: 3,735
Photo of -Rick
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jcflorian
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldbassman
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pda22
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap at NCBC in Fort Bragg CA. Quite possibly my favorite nitro imperial stout! Not sweet at all with much depth to the flavor! Oh, yes, I'll have another!

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Photo of DaveCash
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigbens42
3.66/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black with no ruby at the bottom of my tulip bowl. Barely 1 finger of a creamy light brown head. Great lacing all down the glass.

Smells strongly of stone fruits and toasted malts. A bit of an earthy aroma here as well, could this be some hoppiness?

Taste is toasted malts with some bitter from hops and a slight alcohol warming in the back of the mouth.

The mouth is the lighter side of medium with a bit of a lingering bitter finish.

Overall this is a very nicely done Russian Imperial Stout. For fans of the bigger and heavier stouts this is a must buy and try. My hat is off to the North Coast brewers for providing me and my wife with such a tasty beverage.

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Photo of Glorithm
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
4.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbulling
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of nickropewalk
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very dark color with thick creamy head. This is a stout that almost anyone can drink, even if they don't like them. Strong coffee and dark chocolate flavor with a hint of malt. It has a really good bitter flavor from the coffee and dark chocolate. Many companies compare their stouts they make against this because it is so well made.

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Photo of richdeneault
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this at University of Beer in Davis, March 4, 2017.

Rich and dark beer, smooth drinking - it can fool you with that 9%, so don't drink too fast :)

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Photo of MJ64
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
3.66/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Not going to lie bought it because the ratings on beeradvocate and the high alcohol %. I've had 4 over the last 2 weeks. The first was the best... right after work and thirsty poured a little fast but head didn't over flow glass so off to a good start. Taste like a stout should be...not as smooth as some others but still a good after work beer. Goes down easy but 1 is enough. Overall good but not good enough to buy again... too many other beers to try.

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

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Not a "dark beer guy," but this was a party leftover which had to be consumed. Very good. Chocolate, malt and coffee tastes abound. Thin for the beer type, the ABV is completely undetectable. Thumbs up from a "hoppy" guy.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 12,259 ratings
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