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Old Rasputin XVI Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin XVI Barrel Aged StoutOld Rasputin XVI Barrel Aged Stout

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BA SCORE
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world-class

221 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 24
Gots: 131 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jtrigonis on 02-07-2014)
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev -8%

07-23-2014 07:44:11 | More by Modernrickk
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KG710

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-22-2014 20:06:37 | More by KG710
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eblythe1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-22-2014 04:36:54 | More by eblythe1
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dleiner

New York

4/5  rDev -8%

07-22-2014 03:45:47 | More by dleiner
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-21-2014 20:48:10 | More by iL0VEbeer
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-18-2014 20:30:05 | More by drummermattie02
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-18-2014 06:23:13 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Bonsall_Phil

California

4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a murky black into a tumbler, minimal head (as expected) but clinging to the side like a milkshake. A slight smell of bourbon-chocolate filled the room when I popped the cork but as I sneak up on the glass, I am surprised on what a smooth chocolate-vanilla scent it has. It's not boozy, I never really thought of the smell of a beer being balanced but that is what I'm getting here. I enjoyed waiting for this beer to come to proper room temp :)

I would love to do this side by side with the more heralded BA stouts. This one strikes me as featuring the wood of the barrel more. The bourbon is there but seemingly subtle and balanced, the heat of the 11+ is also quite tame on the palette. The warmer this beer got the more pronounced the bourbon was. The mouthfeel is a tad light for my liking and a little bubbly, reminiscent of some Mikkeller BAs I've had. A very pleasant drink, an all nite sipper for me and I will buy again if I see it even with the steep price tag.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 03:49:30 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2014 19:53:41 | More by ConradKenney
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Stillyman11

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-15-2014 04:52:54 | More by Stillyman11
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Domvan

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-15-2014 02:19:06 | More by Domvan
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured at the Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Had the XV last year, this is the XVI version. Pours nearly pitch black with a small khaki head on top. Aroma of strong bourbon notes, some light vanilla, roast, and a little chocolate. Flavor follows with heavy bourbon notes--a bit hot just like the last version I had--a little bit of chocolate, graham cracker, and some definite roast flavors in here. Vanilla is subdued and overtaken by the bourbon. The body is strangely lacking here--and I love the regular Old Raspy--with carbonation on the medium level and really coming off thin overall. I got this from last year's version, too. I've never had this aged, but maybe that's the way to go. It just comes off as a thin, hot mess of bourbon for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 23:55:22 | More by BMMillsy
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_morandi_

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-14-2014 22:35:54 | More by _morandi_
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Kerne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-13-2014 23:17:36 | More by Kerne
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AgentMunky

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-13-2014 21:22:12 | More by AgentMunky
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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babaracas

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish very dark brown, opaque and black-ish in the glass with several fingers thick exceedingly dense light brown head. Settles slowly to a quarter inch, sheet of lace down the glass. Smell: uncorking this one set off a cloud of bourbon aroma, but after a minute only a little remains... along with rich chocolate cake batter, prune, toasted brown bread. Taste: milk chocolate, caramel apple... fig and toasted brown bread... earthy espresso note cut by a splash of sweet booze. Velvety feel. Finishes with some earth, tannic, mild bourbon leftovers...drying and slightly sticky. Delicious...nice to see a barrel aged stout that's not over the top sweet.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 05:22:54 | More by babaracas
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-07-2014 00:28:08 | More by MNBeer1017
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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arcman001

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2014 07:03:44 | More by arcman001
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-04-2014 04:53:50 | More by Wayne17
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -8%

06-30-2014 16:05:43 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Old Rasputin XVI Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.