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Old Rasputin XII - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old Rasputin XIIOld Rasputin XII

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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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02-26-2013 06:44:13 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2013 21:02:25 | More by drummermattie02
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-19-2013 05:25:54 | More by Blanco
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-16-2013 01:15:47 | More by BillHilly
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beertunes

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to OKComputer for this one. Poured into chalice. Poured a solid black color with only 1/8 inch of tan head that had quick dissipation and no retention or lacing.

The aroma was bourbon forward, covering up the scent of the beer. A pleasant amount of vanilla and chocolate did show through though. On the tongue though, wow! The beer flavors, malt, a light roast, and a nice grain, had firm footing. The bourbon was much more subdued, and complimented the beer, and didn't overpower it. The chocolate and vanilla tones added nice counter-points. The flavors of this beer were nearly perfect.

The body was flawless, smooth, even. well-rounded, and well balanced. Drinkability was off the charts, I would drink as much of this as I could find. Overall, Wow! A great beer. The only flaws were the nearly complete lack of head and lacing, and the overpowering bourbon scent. Otherwise perfect. A must try if you can.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 20:10:54 | More by beertunes
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

02-12-2013 04:16:19 | More by KiMiRaiK
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-10-2013 01:56:12 | More by cwxc818
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2013 00:54:28 | More by muskiesman
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-29-2013 01:34:54 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-26-2013 00:29:07 | More by DersOne
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-22-2013 17:12:35 | More by phingdong
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arash1000

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-17-2013 07:15:02 | More by arash1000
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david131

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-13-2013 06:38:31 | More by david131
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millertime416

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-09-2013 21:14:16 | More by millertime416
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-08-2013 14:19:17 | More by tobelerone
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours black with a half finger brown head that quickly fades. Disappointing

S- light aroma of bourbon with a little bit of chocolate. Not a powerful smell at all, and very disappointing

T- sweet chocolate, slight bit of heat from the bourbon barrels. Nice blend, not overwhelming

M- medium bodied, not nearly as thick as I'd think

O- eh, overpriced for what it is...I'd rather get two four packs of regular Old Rasputin than grabbing this one for more money

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 20:51:00 | More by bigfnjoe
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Vermonthiker

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-31-2012 11:58:23 | More by Vermonthiker
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beagle75

Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Draft service into a tasting glass at The Flying Saucer in Kansas City.

A: Opaque black color with one finger of diminishing light beige foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild oak and bourbon are surprisingly effective at excluding actual beer qualities. Instead, booziness is hinted at while the influence of the barrel is clearly transmitted.

T: Begins off-dry, with robust pure bourbon flavor. Acidity is strong--very carbonic--into the middle where dark fruit is enlivened by the acidity. More subtle oak emerges later, along with a return of the spirit. Alcohol flavor is mild, but a slight boozy presence persists throughout.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, highly acidic but otherwise velvety smooth, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: Overrated--while this beer captures bourbon barrel-qualities well enough, it doesn't really stand out among more contemporary peers. Add to that the prevalent acidity that is all too common in strong stouts, and the palate has to ask the brain, "Why?" Value is poor, considering the price tag.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 15:54:58 | More by beagle75
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-12-2012 02:53:48 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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California

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Connecticut

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Texas

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Maryland

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Old Rasputin XII from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.