Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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:
#545
Reviews:
3,774
Ratings:
12,466
pDev:
10.23%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
625
Gots:
3,195
Trade:
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Photo of pnwMcCoy
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azmarul
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superfriend
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dctarga
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajkim
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Red_Zeke
2.8/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FlaS4
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korymiller
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k204
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Holy moly.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fsparverius
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dextr24
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oily black in color. Poured with a tall, creamy, espresso beige foam with medium light retention. Intense, earthy, dark roasted malt, sweet dark malts, dark fruit and dark chocolate aromas with an underlying booziness. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Smooth, slightly oily, creamy feel through the middle followed by pleasant boozy warmth to the finish. Sweet dark malt flavors up front that slowly transition to intense roasted maltiness. Medium bitterness through the middle followed by bitter , charred malt overtop emerging boozy warmth. Finished semi-dryly with grainy, dark malt flavors followed by dark roasted maltiness that transition to mellow, burnt malt notes. An intensely malty experience that is best sampled on the warmer side. Very tasty with fabulous malt complexity.

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Photo of Darcola
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks very dark poured into a shifter. Some dark brown foam head that quickly dissipated into minimal lacing.

Smells heavy with alcohol, chocolate, and toast at the front.

Tastes after the nose with caramel and toast at the back.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a bit of carbonation, nearly perfect with Russian food.

Overall great, a personal favorite with Russian tea cakes.

Pairs well with strong cheese, Russian tea cakes, and chocolate mousse.

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Photo of Derek8487
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stouts are not a style I buy frequently unless I'm in a certain mood. My experience with them is somewhat limited but this was a delicious beer.

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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