Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black with an ample dark khaki head. A thin collar persists. Nothing else on the surface.
Smell - Really boozy. Singes the nostrils. Dark chocolate. Oak. Bourbon. Charred, intense oak.
Taste - Sweet, but dark chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla barrel character. It has a chalkiness that isn't desirable but at the same time isn't wholly unpleasant. Just is. Bitter oakiness in the back. Gives it a brief hint of acidity.
Mouthfeel - Very creamy. Medium carbonation. Heavy and boozy, but to be expected.
Overall - I remember really enjoying XIV, but I don't remember this chalky oak. Maybe it was there and I didn't notice it. I still have a bottle, maybe I'll go back it. But not after putting this monster away. Good grief, it's a big 'un.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 02:30:42 | More by Alieniloquium
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.