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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged StoutOld Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

828 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 104
Gots: 317 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Philousa on 12-05-2012)
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken on 12/28/13. Enjoyed during the fight.

The body was black, with a light brown head. Decent head retention, and wow does it lace up nice.

This one smelled malty with dark fruit up front. Vanilla and caramel made their way through, with a strong booze aroma at the end.

The flavor was not far from the nose. Malty with dark fruit up front. A woody vanilla flavor came in, and transitioned to a buttery boozy taste. Finish was chocolatey.

Medium-heavy bodied. Heavy residue is left on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:25:46 | More by CFHMagnet
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A: Pours an extremely dark woody brown color, near black, with two fingers of dense, soft-looking, light brown head. Head took its time fading into a faint collar which left spotty lacing down the glass.
S: Rich notes of bourbon, spice, chocolate, and roast come through. I get scents of toasted marshmallows, wood and vanilla as well. Bourbon is strong yet mellow and smooth smelling.
T: Extremely potent and rich flavors bourbon, chocolate fudge, chocolate ice-cream, caramel, candied dates, roasted and toasted malts, and vanilla. The finish is full of sweet bourbon and vanilla, and the aftertaste is roasted, chocolaty, and lingering.
M: Full body, smooth and decadent mouthfeel. No trace of alcohol heat whatsoever, but the bourbon lends some great flavor. There a solid bitterness to the brew as well, not unlike the original version. Rich over, with soft and even carbonation.
O: One of the most underrated bbl aged stouts is back again and it does not disappoint. Potent and rich, this is a great sipping beer.

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
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