Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

12,162 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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Pours a beautiful dark black with brown highlights. Hefty head of mocha chocolate color, can't wait to drink it. The smell is of a heavy roast from the malt, a touch of chocolate, some dark fruits, and a bit of char. You get all this chocolate, the heavy roast switches to blackened charred and smoked meats, raisins, and ends with a sweet wash almost like maple syrup or brown sugar. Great super medium mouthfeel. Letting it just lay on your palate giving off the flavors and your ready to drink.

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Photo of the-gobbler
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of CraftyChuck
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Jones153
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of hall_matthew_bruce
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of j205724
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Gki36
1/5  rDev -76.6%

Photo of rodkin
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Mccpa1000
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Nm4452
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a jet black color with a thin half finger of off white to slight tan foamy head. There was a gentle spider web lacing sticking but ending up sliding a bit into the beer.
The smell had some nice roasty to sweet chocolates with a decent amount of light roasty coffee.
The taste was mainly sweet with a nice roasty chocolate quality to it. There is also a nice long dry chocolate aftertaste with a very satisfying sweet finish.
The mouthfeel seems to be fairly creamy and sweet.
Overall, so glad to have this again tonight for a nice touch of a revisit and that I have three more of these to cherish.

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Photo of Drew_Holman
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of dcc449
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Lofreqwave
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of G_Est
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Wils500
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Tenor
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of auee92
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Sweet, bitter, dark chocolate with hints of licorice and alcohol

Appearance: Pours rich black with enormous head that settles into a nice, tan finger of frothy luxury

Taste: Medium sweetness up front giving way to a lightly bitter aftertaste

Palate: Light bodied with a thin oily texture, finishing with a long bitter finale.

Overall: A very good imperial stout

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Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Hosehead01
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of xhuang61
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,162 ratings.
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