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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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842 Ratings
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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 106
Gots: 321 | 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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Reviews by acevenom:
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4.79/5  rDev +10.4%

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours jet black with a thick, brown head that sticks around for a long time for such a high gravity beer. The beer has visible tiny bubbles rising in the beer. The aroma is of bourbon with oak and vanilla. I also get some chocolate and coffee in the aroma. It smells wonderful. The most impressive part of this beer has to be in the flavor and mouthfeel. The bourbon does not overpower this, but adds a nice accent to the flavors. I also get the oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, dark malt, and the alcohol. That can't be escaped with a large beer like this, but it's not exceptionally overpowering. The mouthfeel deserves high marks. It is very smooth the moderate carbonation helps this beer drink very easily. It's not heavy in the body at all and I don't feel like I'm chewing this beer. Then again, Old Rasputin has a great mouthfeel as well. Why wouldn't the barrel aged version have it? This is an excellent beer.

acevenom, Jun 23, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%

In a tulip glass the beer was black in color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a smattering of lace.

Wonderful aroma. Both dark and sweet chocolate, coffee. A little vanilla. A lot of booze.

The taste personified the aroma. Sweet chocolate/cocoa, dark chocolate. Bitter coffee. Big booze.

This was a full-bodied beer meant to be sipped. The alcohol is right there, but in a complimentary way.

I loved this beer!

lordofthewiens, Jul 01, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from a 500 ml corked bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head that fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big rich whiskey soaked dark malt aroma with lots of deep chocolate and fruit hints. Upfront barrel presence with big hints of bourbon whiskey, sweet vanilla, oak, and wood. Dark roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Hints of molasses sweetness. Undertones of dark fruit with hints of dark cherry, plum, raisin, and fig. Very light on hops. Fairly boozy. A very good aroma.

Taste: As big and good as it smells, dark roasted malts with lots of dark chocolate notes and a big barrel presence. Lots of bourbon whiskey taste upfront along with notes of sweet vanilla, wood, and oak. Dark roasted barley malts with a big taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, burnt toast, biscuit, smoked malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet molasses and slight note of anise spice. Dark fruit undertones with some notes of black cherry, plum, fig, and raisin. Light presence of earthy hops. Very rich and fairly boozy. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. very creamy, rich, silky, and somewhat syrupy. Some alcohol heat is felt as expected but its still fairly smooth.

Overall: Another great version of the barrel aged Raspy. Great bourbon barrel flavors blend in well with an already great dark roasty stout.

MattyG85, Aug 16, 2013
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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.