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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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet. 12oz to a snifter

Pours pitch black with two fingers of moderately dark mocha foam, no real visibility. Good retention and lacing, low carbonation keeping it afloat

Smell is dark and thick, roast espresso and dark chocolate on the front. Lighter notes of fig and other dark fruits along with licorice and molasses. Finishes with a touch of alcohol

Taste follows well with the nose. Upfront chocolate and coffee malts, followed by fig and a bit of cherry. Licorice and toffee are subtle but present. Ends with a little bit of booze

Feel is thick and creamy, very bitter for a stout. Alcohol gives it a nice warmth as it goes down, very sippable

Overall a favorite go to imperial stout. Always solid and at the right price

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Photo of Thereformedtheo
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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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  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Ian_B
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BiteTheBullet
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of skipxtracer
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First time trying old Rasputin. Poured very dark brown though not black with tan head that died fairly quickly leaving a lot of lacing. Great aroma of coffee and leather. Mouthfeel is perfect, crisp. This is a really well balanced stout. Taste definitely has chocolate and coffee notes but mostly just delicious malts. Not over poweringly anything but delicious beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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