Old Rasputin® Clone - Old Bearded Stout (All Grain)

Old Rasputin® Clone - Old Bearded Stout (All Grain)

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Wow.  If you've never tried the North Coast Brewing Co. Old Rasputin, then you need to brew our clone version of it.  If you have tried the North Coast Brewing Co. Old Rasputin, then you know what we're talking about, and need to brew our clone version of it!

This imperial stout is one of our most complex recipe kits.  Not only because of the ingredients invovled (12 pounds of base malt, 5 specialty malts, and 3 different hops!), but because of the mouthfeel, flavors, and aromas it provides.  The all grain kit even includes 2 pounds of dry malt extract because the amount of malt simply won't fit in your average size mash tun!

This is also one of those beers that continues to improve the longer it's allowed to age.  Our Old Bearded Stout is bold, boasting an incredible roasty, bready flavors, and aromas of chocolate and coffee.  Coming in at right around 8.9%, this is a great beer to "just have one" of, but we won't blame you if you go for a second!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.083-93
  • SRM (Color Range): 38-39
  • IBUs: 70-80
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8.5-10%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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I need to always have a stoat ready for topping off my oak barrels.
Kenneth S on Dec 31, 2022
Made it before.
John M on Sep 20, 2022
I need to always have a stoat ready for topping off my oak barrels.
Kenneth S on Dec 31, 2022
twas so dam good the last time I brewed the old bearded one
john p cates c on Dec 3, 2022
Made it before.
John M on Sep 20, 2022
Brewed this multiple times. Very good stout,
Richard Gonchar on Sep 7, 2022
Brewing this for an Oktoberfest beer competition
Robert S on Jul 29, 2022
Love old Rasputin. Hope this as good
Eric Johnson on Jul 13, 2022
To brew for a friend
Brad Stein on Jun 27, 2022
I've made it before and it was great.
Rene R on Feb 25, 2022
It's that time of year...
Kenneth S on Nov 23, 2021
The first time I brewed it won me an award!
Ryan Tinsley on Nov 20, 2021
Huge fan of old raspy. I want to have a lot on tap
Joseph W on Nov 18, 2021
I love stout
GEORGE K on Oct 29, 2021
October = Stout beer, thought I would give this one a try.
Mr. Robert G on Oct 9, 2021
Like Rasputin
RONALD G B on Oct 8, 2021
One of my favorites
Hondo S on Jun 1, 2021
Seemed like a good clone recipes
Brett C on Mar 29, 2021
Ive made it before and it was great.
Rene R on Feb 5, 2021
Old Rasputin is a great stout so hoping this one is as well.
R R on Jan 16, 2021
Looking for a stout
Mark G on Dec 4, 2020
I’ve had it before real good
Greg R on Dec 3, 2020
Wife loves Old Rasputin
Valued C on Dec 3, 2020
wanted another stout
tom b on Nov 10, 2020
Yum yum stout stout.
Jeffery C on Aug 24, 2020
I like
Donald McFarlin J on Jul 23, 2020
Joel R on Jun 30, 2020
well balanced IS
William J A on May 2, 2020
Brewed before, great kit
Richard Gonchar on Mar 12, 2020
Ryan Wayne H on Mar 4, 2020
already brewed it once. It was great.
Rene R on Dec 19, 2019
I use it as a base and then add chocolate and toasted coconut to it.
Chip on Nov 22, 2019
Like Old Rasputin.
DJ from Shawnee on Oct 30, 2019
Like the store version - let's see if I can brew something close
Simon Frampton on Oct 26, 2019
I like the original
Cody L on Sep 9, 2019
Try it oit
James T on Aug 28, 2019
Love this beer
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
Made this stout 3yrs ago. .Best stout I ever made. Ages well.
William F on Jun 26, 2019
Old Rasputin? Are you kidding me! The best!
Hondo S on Apr 9, 2019
Kit of the week
Richard Gonchar on Feb 22, 2019
It winter, time for a bold beer!
Mark W on Dec 28, 2018
One of his favorite
marie h on Dec 20, 2018
Mary M on Dec 18, 2018
looked yummy!
Mark A. Graber on Nov 17, 2018
looks like a great nightcap beer
Mark on Oct 30, 2018
Sounds like a very good Holiday Beer
Harry K on Oct 4, 2018
like stout
Bruce G on Oct 4, 2018
I hope you will mill the grain for best results in my grainfather brewing system. I’m surprised there is no place to add a not in the ordering process.
perry b on Oct 4, 2018
I've had the beer, liked it, wanted to make it.
Gregory D on Sep 24, 2018
twas so dam good the last time I brewed the old bearded one
john p cates c on Dec 3, 2022
Brewed this multiple times. Very good stout,
Richard Gonchar on Sep 7, 2022
When to add DME and Speciality Grains during brew process? How to prevent blowoff?
Alexander Mohr on Jul 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Alexander - Both the ingredient sheet and recipe can be found on the product's web-page below the description. Andrew is correct though, it doesn't really matter when you add the DME but we recommend at 20-10min during the boil.
What kind of two-row does this kit ship with?
Kyle Yakopovich on Aug 14, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with Briess Pale Ale 2-row both times I bought it
has anyone added vanilla bean to this recipe?
Karl Knudsen on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have added Madagascar bourbon vanilla paste for last 5 of boil . I think I did 2 tblspoons per 5 gallons. It was noticeable and added a pleasant complexity. I also put it on nitrogen and really brought the whole thing together.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Very Solid Recipe
I did a side by side and with a Stout Spout I think this recipe tasted better. Enjoy!
April 7, 2023
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nearly identical to Old Rasputin, and better!
This recipe is stunningly close to actual Old Rasputin (OR). I did a side by side comparison and there were only two very subtle differences: 1) OR head was slightly more beige, 2) Old Bearded had a very small additional maltiness that actually made it SUPERIOR to OB. Fantastic clone, definitely going to be on regular rotation
Old Rasputin (right side) comparison
Old Rasputin (right side) comparison
January 10, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
could have been me
The rating may not be the beer. It may have been me and the process I used.

Not sure what I might have done on this. The final taste was great, but I am not getting it to carbonate much. I realize that it may not carbonate a lot because of the style, but mine almost has a flat taste. I think next time, I would cut back on the amount of malt extract that I used. I'm letting it sit as I think it will only improve. It is very silky, smooth with a good cocoa taste to it.
March 4, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Kit !!!
Really good kit, especially for the price. Beer came out phenomenal... it's only been in the keg two weeks and it's great. Highly recommended !!!
November 24, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
First stout brewed
Originally bought this as an extract kit, but then purchased a mash tun and ended up going all grain, my first attempt. While the mash temp was lower by 10 degrees and I forgot to add the specialty grains to the mash, no wonder it seemed I had too much water, this beer came out fantastic! Given a 4 but would probably be a 5 if I didn't screw the recipe up.

I was ready to dump it after I saw the OG being very low, as I did not come close to the desired OG. However, I let it ferment and 3 weeks later I bottled it. While the mouthfeel was a bit then, the flavor was spot on. It was roasted coffee with a toffee or caramel sweetness. ABV was about 6.5%, easy drinking with a great head! More details on the beer - https://contributingfactorbrewing.com/?page_id=99
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May 22, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Smooth, just like Rasputin
This is a brilliant brew! Silky smooth, and a stout that you have plenty of, and not get overpowered by it.

Of note, I bottle with sugar, and the yeast is very lazy. After a month in the bottle, I still did not have carbonization. So, I increased the temperature in the room, and swirled (re-suspended) the yeast every two days for 6 days. Left the brew for another week, and then perfect carbonation.
March 16, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Imp Stout
Really like this beer. Nice to be able to easily compare to the original. The flavors all blend nicely, not too much of any one flavor. Easy drinking and fun to make. Will make again and allow to age a little more before drinking.
November 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing clone kit!
Wow! Was beyond impressed with this kit. Did a side by side comparison of the old bearded to the old Rasputin, and dam it was dead on! My abv was a bit lower but that due to an efficiency issue on my end.
Flavor was amazing, we will be brewing this one again here really shortly! Only thing I would change, remove dme and add more grain since my equipment can handle the grain.
August 29, 2016