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Old Rasputin XIV Anniversary - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin XIV AnniversaryOld Rasputin XIV Anniversary

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

531 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 74
Gots: 380 | FT: 9
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: doughanson78 on 12-04-2011)
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Reviews by Alpar:
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Darker than the previous releases, or at least it seems to be. Quite a bit of lacing and a big tan/brown head that recedes to the edge with a dollop sitting in the center.

S: Big glorious bourbon. Smells sweet and I am getting a good amount of alcohol but not an offensive amount. A little chocolate and roasty-ness that I might be confusing for coffee?

T: Bourbon infused fig delight! Geez this beer is just outstanding fresh. I didn't get the dark fruit in the nose but I can taste it with the barrel and some creamy vanilla as well.

M: Thin and slick for the style but barrels tend to thin these types of beers out a bit. The lingering vanilla and bourbon flavors make up for it.

O: Everything I remember this beer being while fresh. Phenomenal. I've had the X, XI and XII in the past few months and this beer is better than all of them. Just outstanding fresh or maybe that is my biased opinion because of the fondness I have for this beer fresh. Worth the price tag once in awhile but still hard to justify, its worth the experience at least once.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 04:45:33 | More by Alpar
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Kerne

Florida

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Alberta (Canada)

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New York

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Minnesota

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opned on 2.18.14

A - Pours a motor oil black with a dark tan head that fades very slowly.

S - Lots of barrel and chocolate, then some bourbon hits.

T - Smooth bourbon, lots of oak and chocolate. Nice.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation, silky smooth.

O - Nice balance. A terrific BA stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 05:20:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed form notes 12/15/11, compared side by side to 2011 surly darkness with Mr. Jeffery Abbott!!!

Smells extremely sweet and very boozy, tastes like booze but very, very smooth bourbon flavor to the point tat it almost takes over the stout, Jeff says we are drinking a "stout flavored bourbon." Not a bad thing at all. Very delicious and well rounded almost worth the $22 for a 16.9 oz bottle. As you drink the warmth of the bourbon flavor warms and coats your throat. wow! perfectly delish!

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04-23-2014 04:17:23 | More by Beerlover
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've let this one sit in the bottle long enough, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black with a creamy dark tan head that eventually reduces to leave a ring around the glass, leaving a few patches of lace behind

S- getting a lot of medicinal aromas up front with black licorice, some herbal notes as well. Beyond that, the bourbon is quite noticeable and has a barrel juice aroma with notes of oaky vanilla and dark fruit added in. Underlying sweet chocolate with smoky malt to close it out

T- Chocolate and dark fruit flavors up front with a slightly burnt smoky malt flavor. The bourbon is still alive and well and kicks in around mid-palate, adding some barrel flavors and a kick of spicy vanilla. Big and sweet caramel malt on the finish that almost gives it the finish of a barrel aged scotch ale, more bourbon on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. Given the abv, it could use a little more viscosity, but the alcohol is almost completely hidden, which the aging should have helped

O- The aging process has definitely added a degree of drinkability, as the alcohol is almost completely hidden. I was surprised at how powerful the bourbon flavors still are as it's still a bourbon forward beer. Overall, this didn't blow me away, but its an enjoyable sipper

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with less than a finger of a small dark tan head that settles to a thin coating and ring. In the glass it is black and opaque.

Smell: Chocolate, bourbon, slight astringency, roasted malt.

Taste: Roasted/burnt malt, bourbon, chocolate, caramel. Lots of malt sweetness upfront, which transitions to a roasty, slightly burnt finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium. Booze is hidden well.

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Old Rasputin XIV Anniversary from North Coast Brewing Co.
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