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Old Rasputin XII - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

516 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 126
Gots: 138 | FT: 4
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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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

12-07-2013 00:09:34 | More by IrishColonial
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

12-01-2013 18:56:04 | More by sisterthelonious
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-28-2013 05:42:28 | More by BillRoth
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark engine oil black with an initial dark toffee colored head that subsides down to a thick, even layer across the top.

S - Sweet dark chocolate aroma, molasses, vanilla, and dark fruit.

T - Oak, bourbon, sweet dark chocolate, molasses, light smoke, black licorice, anise, vanilla.

M - Full medium body, light syrupy body, slick, sticky.

O - Strong bourbon, oak, molasses presence - if you have a bottle open

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:54:26 | More by jzeilinger
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

11-06-2013 05:07:51 | More by birchstick
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-04-2013 00:08:52 | More by JustinMatthew
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-03-2013 07:21:18 | More by rab53
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-30-2013 17:09:17 | More by ste5venla
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

10-15-2013 14:45:17 | More by hAle2theWort
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

09-15-2013 18:55:09 | More by Holland
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-24-2013 04:10:06 | More by AaronBurr
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SGToliver

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-22-2013 17:45:14 | More by SGToliver
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brywhite

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-15-2013 20:26:17 | More by brywhite
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 16:58:39 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Zbeetleman

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-09-2013 05:17:06 | More by Zbeetleman
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-05-2013 02:58:19 | More by AlexFields
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 26/5/13, one of those beers I never thought I'd get to try, luckily for me MasterSki and Sean9689 are "The Man" that's right there's two mans

A dark liquid right out of the bottle with an edge that's a little deeper then I'd guess, lots of tiny bubbles pop up from everywhere and feed a two finger mocha foam that hangs around for a few minuets leaving one thick ring followed by random patches

S coco powder, caramel, vanilla, faint smoke and char, oak and bourbon with a blast of coffee and a hint of booze, smells great with some dark fruit as it warms

T more wood and booze, the barrels more noticeable in the mouth that's possible, fudge and coffee mix well with the char and a little licorice I didn't smell, tastes solid but the nose has a slight edge

M medium-full, creamy from the tiny bubbles, tannins are strong for a beer, slight heat but well concealed all things considered, very intense aftertaste of coffee, wood, and dark chocolate

O intense at times but that suits me fine, more wood then bourbon but you get a fair bit of barrel in one form or another, just stoked I got to drink one

I almost feel bad because I didn't share this gem, "almost" being the operative word. I'm not sure if I'd age this further if I had a second, drinking well today to say the least

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 06:04:17 | More by wordemupg
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-10-2013 02:01:18 | More by DarthKostrizer
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2013 00:13:53 | More by jkane101
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been sitting on this one for a while. I think it's 3 years old at this point? I just reviewed XV a few months ago so I guess so.

A: Nice jet black pour with an interesting two-tone medium brown head. Good sized dense head that fades slowly. Nice solid walls of lacing and excellent head retention.

S: Mild caramel and burnt sugar from the barrel. Lots of sweet chocolate and some char. Nice vanilla too.

T: Caramel and brown sugar up front, melding perfectly with chocolate and a little char. Some anise too, just a little. Sweet milk chocolate in the middle, turning a bit bitter into the finish. Dark, bittersweet chocolate and stronger caramel and toffee and oak here. Light oak and vanilla and toffee too. Nice residual bourbon and barrel taste lingers between sips.

M: Pretty heavy, mellow and smooth. Not as heavy as you'd expect given the age and the ABV though.

O: I've never had this fresh, but I've had the newer versions fresh and this is definitely mellowed and smoother. Not as heavy a mouthfeel though. I don't know if that's from the aging or it just wasn't as thick as the newer batches, even originally. This was quite good but honestly I think I enjoy the fresher versions more. Actually, I just checked and I gave the exact same ratings across the board to a fresh XV a couple months ago. So I guess this beer hasn't changed a whole lot!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 04:15:39 | More by Dope
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2013 14:58:18 | More by drgonzo2k2
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%

03-24-2013 16:30:53 | More by orangesol
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-24-2013 02:32:59 | More by Sparky44
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cosmicevan

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is one of those bottles that i've just been waiting to call my name and tonight it called. enjoyed from a half acre snifter.

a - decaged and decorked the animal. brew poured a silky black with a thin tan boozy head that was gone quick. great barrel shine.

s - definable bourbon. decadent chocolate magicness.

t - BAM. bourbon bomb...and i love it. thick lush chocolate dipped in booze. a meal in a glass. this is a double dessert.

m - thick and full but silky smooth and easy to drink. great boozy glaze. great carbonation. feels as you'd want a bourbon barrel aged stout to feel.

o - overall, EXTREMELY balanced. 2009 barrel aged stouts are in the zone right now. just delicious. big beer, but superb quality.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 04:09:13 | More by cosmicevan
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-04-2013 05:10:29 | More by yourefragile
Old Rasputin XII from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.