Old Rasputin | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old RasputinOld Rasputin
12,464 Ratings
Old RasputinOld Rasputin

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:
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

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3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

well hidden alcohol for an imperial. pours deep brown like dark chocolate and mildly carbonated with a mocha head only half an inch thick. smells imperial. strong, roasty, and complex. powerful taste just a little bitter from the roast. genuine russian imperial, probably the definitiion of the style, all grainy and boozey. yummm, but i coudnt drink the whole four pack, no chance

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz in a pint.

A- Syrupy black with a surprisingly large thick brown foam head.
S- Lots of mocha, coffe, roasted nuts and burn caramel. A smooth complex smell.
T- A lot of burnt nuts, caramel, Smoke and chocolate. Lots of complex flavors, the taste seems to be a little differnt every time.
M- The beer is lightly carbonated and isnt as syrupy as I thought it would be. Leaves me with a dry aftertaste that lets the smokiness linger. Warm finish.
O- This is a very good beer, Its actually my first RIS so im not to familiar with the style but im impressed with this one.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours black with a 1 finger hight head tan in color. medium retention. leaving behind spotty lacing

nice coffee/chocolate/ nutty aroma

coffee a little smokey, nutty, and chocolate on the plate

pretty light bodied for a stout higher carbonation than expected but very easy to drink

overall. solid russian imperial

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sevenarts
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very very dark, with a nice tan head and strong sticky lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, some hops and sweet flavors. Interesting.

T/M: It smells good, but it tastes even better. This is a really complex taste profile, with coffee/chocolate stout maltiness blending with hop bitterness and floral flavors, and a bit of alcohol warming on the back end. Each sip seems to explode in the mouth, offering up multiple layers of intense flavors. It has a nice creamy stout feel but the taste is what's really distinctive.

O: A really powerful RIS that really stands out.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage

A- A thin mid-mocha head resides on a black beer. Average head retention and some lacing.

S- Deep cocoa aromas with some hops involved.

T- Rich chocolate maltiness, hint of coffee. Hop heavy on the tail end of each sip. ABV detectors would agree witht he stated 9%abv.

M- Medium to medium thick mouthfeel, creamy. Adequate carbonation for an impy stout..

D/O- Now this is a meal in a glass. Easily accessible in Anywhere, USA. This wins 'best bang for your buck' constantly. One of my first loves in the world of craft beer...can't believe it took me this long to get a review in of it.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 12,464 ratings