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Old Rasputin XIV Anniversary - North Coast Brewing Co.

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562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 78
Gots: 377 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: doughanson78 on 12-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 562 | Reviews: 162
Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice inky black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and great legs.

S - Aromas rich bourbon, vanilla, light barrel, chocolate, light booze. Really aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, great bourbon notes, nice vanilla, great barrel notes, wonderful chocolate. Great dark fruity Russian stout.

M - Mouthfeel is a touch thin but the alcohol was hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was quite tasty, great notes, aged wonderfully.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Geoffq
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopfenUndMalz2015
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ages incredibly well. Bourbon is well balanced and does not overpower. Age has probably helped mellow this. Deep rich earthy tastes, with a slight warming. Absolutely delicious.

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GTJayG
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c-rum
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeK
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jreed
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Flip4beers
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Zraly
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%

Stored this bad boy in my beer cooler for a few years now. I had it once before a few years back in New Orleans; a friend bought a bottle and shared it with several of us. It was tasty then but still young, so I was anxious to see how this would handle a few years of aging.

Jet black with mocha head. Pours like syrup. Faint whiff of bourbon upfront -- this has definitely mellowed substantially over the years. No sherry-like notes upfront, so I'm happy to know my storage method in my beer cooler works.

Tastes like a thick chocolate milkshake spiked with whole vanilla bean. Smooth and velvety, a bit a fudge and chew in the mouthfeel. I can -- for better or worse -- down this with little regard. It's definitely a sipper, but the smoothness deceives me into not spacing time well between sips. With that in mind, I'm slowing down right now to savor. As it warms more and more, layers of cocoa, char, chocolate covered espresso bean, and a whisper note of leather unveil. There is also a hint of grape skin lingering in the background, illustrating the richness of this stout. That and it is friggin' delicious. Heavy body.

Amazing, rich, delicious. I enjoy the non barrel-aged Rasputin, so I'm so happy to see this age well. My dessert beer and is perfect for that role.

Photo of FrankHammer
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jessicahdudley13
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ari32
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rderedin
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Old Rasputin XIV Anniversary from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.