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Old Rasputin XII - North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin XIIOld Rasputin XII

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512 Ratings
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%


Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Tdizzle on 06-28-2009)
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Reviews by DarkerTheBetter:
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark, mirrored obsidian with a frothy film of creamy tan that stuck around for a while. Just a sliver of brown came through the dimple at the bottom of my tulip.

Smells of sticky, smooth, toasty barley, sweet, fruity port and a touch of caramel with a sharp edge of oak which accentuates some smokey notes.

Tastes of toasted marshmallow and cocoa with an underlying current of dark fruits and port. There are some roasted, toasty notes that give rise to a sharp oak. This oak sadly DOMINATES the beer. The finish is a green, sappy oak that seems slightly burnt, which tears up the sides of my tongue. Needs age!

Feels slick and dense, yet distant due to a soft fuzzy carbonation that lifts things off my tongue.

A tasty brew, and a great accomplishment, but I would sit on this one for a year or two.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 23:46:48 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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Aged for at least 4 years.

A - dark black, good lacing.

S - overwhelming oak, chocolate.

T - heavy oak, with chocolate and coffee. Dark and rich.

M - Smooth and oily, a slick mouth coating treat.

Overall, this is a great beer. It has aged to an incredible degree as part of my stout tasting. IT ix rich oaky and chocolatey. This really is a fine example of what aging can do to a high abv stout. Old
Rasputin was one of the stouts that I weaned my beer nerdness on, and this stout has not disappointed. This isn't available any longer, but go pick up a 4 pack of the regular stuff, you won't be disappointed.

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Received as an extra in a trade. Pretty darn cool. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

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Old Rasputin XII from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.