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 8.5%, this is a great beer to "just have one" of, but we won't blame you if you go for a second!

Estimated Original Gravity:1.085–90
SRM Color Range: 30
IBU's: 64-66
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8.7–9.2%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

WLP007 - White Labs Dry English Ale
WY1098 - Wyeast British Ale
IYA01 - Imperial House

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
ABV %8.9
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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I like the original
Cody L on Sep 9, 2019
Love this beer
Valued C on Aug 28, 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.
Bill 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 g on Nov 17, 2018
looks like a great nightcap beer
Mark W 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
Try it oit
James T on Aug 28, 2019
Made this stout 3yrs ago. .Best stout I ever made. Ages well.
Bill F on Jun 26, 2019
Had great results with IPA kits...but this kit went into fermenter brown and at FG is still brown...stale specialty grains maybe?
John Coughlin on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Are you familiar with the style? It’s a stout...
has anyone added vanilla bean to this recipe?
Karl Knudsen on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Vanilla would be a great addition. Add it in the 2nd fermentation stage. Vanilla extract during the bottling phase works well depending on your goals. I’ve also added a 1/4 cup of whiskey during the bottling phase to give it a barrel aged flavor. Old Bearded Stout is on of my favorite kits.
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.

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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
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
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
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