North Coast Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

9.350 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Malt
Top Notes For
David Kline

Black opaque. Sponge-y headed with a cap of mostly smooth, cappuccino cream glossing. The beer sighs as it pours. Coffee and espresso scents entwine with vanilla, malty chocolate, basil, dark toast, grilled oak, and grilled marinated mushroom. Heavy coffee entry with burnt white sugar, toffee and dark roasted, brittle arabica, soy sauce, bitter notes from peppercorn and roasted pecans, but just enough dark caramel to sweeten it slightly, 100% dark chocolate; drops smoothly in swallow, then surfaces with bitter coffee oils on the finish always remembering its oak. I am very surprised that I have not rated this one yet, as I have had it many times. Now I can say I took a shot/stab at it and drowned the day’s sorrows in its dark robes.

Black opaque. Sponge-y headed with a cap of mostly smooth, cappuccino cream glossing. The beer sighs as it pours. Coffee and espresso scents entwine with vanilla, malty chocolate, basil, dark toast, grilled oak, and grilled marinated mushroom. Heavy coffee entry with burnt white sugar, toffee and dark roasted, brittle arabica, soy sauce, bitter notes from peppercorn and roasted pecans, but just enough dark caramel to sweeten it slightly, 100% dark chocolate; drops smoothly in swallow, then surfaces with bitter coffee oils on the finish always remembering its oak. I am very surprised that I have not rated this one yet, as I have had it many times. Now I can say I took a shot/stab at it and drowned the day’s sorrows in its dark robes.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Molly Brooks

Dark coffee, shaved bitter chocolate, charcoal, dried black fig, just a hint of candied lemon zest. Spasibo, North Coast!

Dark coffee, shaved bitter chocolate, charcoal, dried black fig, just a hint of candied lemon zest. Spasibo, North Coast!

Jan 8th, 2015
JD
8.7

An American Classic.

An American Classic.

Nov 14th, 2013
Jonas Johansson

Pretty awesome

Pretty awesome

May 17th, 2017
Michel Poirier

Incredible beer

Incredible beer

Apr 30th, 2017
Michael Kilgore

What barley wine wants to be when it grows up.The better mannered sibling of old Rasputin.Extra velvety and more integrated than the regular. It will provide a more substantiated and convincing reason to do that same stupid the regular would. Love it. Don't love the 4x price.

What barley wine wants to be when it grows up.The better mannered sibling of old Rasputin.Extra velvety and more integrated than the regular. It will provide a more substantiated and convincing reason to do that same stupid the regular would. Love it. Don't love the 4x price.

Dec 20th, 2016
Mircea Dincă

Not your mama's Old Rasputin. Boozy, but very well integrated. Courtesy of probably the only other Romanian from my high school, whom I semi-randomly found in Houston.

Not your mama's Old Rasputin. Boozy, but very well integrated. Courtesy of probably the only other Romanian from my high school, whom I semi-randomly found in Houston.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Landshark 626

This will put hair on your chest...or other places on your body.

This will put hair on your chest...or other places on your body.

Oct 10th, 2016
Jim Guarasci

Heavy but fantastic. Sip slowly and enjoy the flavors.

Heavy but fantastic. Sip slowly and enjoy the flavors.

Sep 29th, 2016
Laiz Marshall

Auuu. Ouch .At first I would say that is a perfect beer for those that chew on tobacco :) but after a while you get used to it.

Auuu. Ouch .At first I would say that is a perfect beer for those that chew on tobacco :) but after a while you get used to it.

Jun 15th, 2016