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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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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 29
Gots: 134 | FT: 26
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:
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(Beer added by: Jtrigonis on 02-07-2014)
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SeanBond

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-01-2014 18:26:25 | More by SeanBond
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-01-2014 05:12:57 | More by mportnoy
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-31-2014 23:28:45 | More by Thedrizzle
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-31-2014 17:09:07 | More by Walkerjgt
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Big khaki head. Beautiful lacing and great retention.

Smell - Extremely oaky. Sharp oak. Even a bit of acidity from the oak. Bourbon. Dark chocolate. Black roasted malt.

Taste - Coffee malts. As much oak in the taste as in the nose. Sharp woodiness. Bitter chocolate. Bourbon flavor lingers into the finish.

Mouthfeel - The oak is pretty intense. Detracts from the drinkability, but it's a nice flavor. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Crazy oak. Covers the beer a bit, but the bourbon adds a nice element.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 01:42:11 | More by Alieniloquium
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ComatoseGI


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-26-2014 21:55:45 | More by ComatoseGI
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in late 2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, vanilla, toast, toffee, bourbon, oak, light raisin/plum, and roast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, toast, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light raisin/plum, and roast/oaky earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, vanilla, toffee, toast, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light raisin/plum, and roast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 03:23:19 | More by superspak
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magictacosinus

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-25-2014 08:14:53 | More by magictacosinus
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-24-2014 20:07:59 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

California

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +3.7%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
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 -2.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-14-2014 00:39:26 | More by Liberatiscioli
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Kerne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-13-2014 21:22:12 | More by AgentMunky
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Old Rasputin XVI Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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