Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,193
Reviews:
3,720
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
599
Gots:
3,006
For Trade:
51
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Photo of akolb
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Jet black with 2" caramel head
Aroma: roasted barley, acrid, chocolate. A bit subdued.
Taste: heavy dark chocolate, caramel sweetness, vanilla, big roasted bitterness, subtle piney hops. Absolutely wonderful, probably my top RIS at only 9%. Long bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: thick and chewy, heavy carbonation.

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Photo of Clarth
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yummy stuff here

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Photo of DraftDaddy
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNarc
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dohedan
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one has a couple years on it.
L- Pours a very dark brown impenetrable to light. A one-finger, creamy, tan head with next to no carbonation.
S- Roasted coffee, caramel malt, cocoa.
T- Bitter coffee dominates with black licorice transitioning into bitter hop. Dark chocolate. Bitterness resinates up the nose.
F- One of the best warming feeling I have had. Very slight alcohol burn.
O- Awesome Russian stout. Just as they should be.

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Photo of kash2112
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of codytwo
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Stevem68
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachkrauter
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidRandall
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G_Shoe
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ferretferret
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basicoutdoors
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle. Opaque jet black: I held the glass directly up to the sun and couldn't detect a glimmer through it! Head is a nice smooth frothy brown and sticks around. Aroma is an intoxicating mix of roasted coffee and bittersweet cocoa with burnt caramel and some booze. Taste is all of the above in a fairly dry package with a bit of booziness high in the back of the palate and some bitter hops lower in the back and in the finish, without much linger. Great balance. Feel is not quite as creamy as I would like for the style, but still medium to full bodied, with moderate not-too-low carbonation which I do like.
It seems to get better every time I drink it. Why does a Russian or American imperial stout have to have 14% or higher alcohol to crack the BA250? I don't get it.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 12,193 ratings.
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