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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

835 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 835
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 106
Gots: 320 | FT: 29
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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Ratings: 835 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-18-2014 23:22:17 | More by kylehay2004
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-17-2014 20:02:22 | More by Kevinpitts
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

1.5/5  rDev -65.4%

06-15-2014 18:23:46 | More by hikeeba
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.66/5  rDev -15.7%

Appearance - The brew was jet black with an off-white head that left significant lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The booze seems to be present in the aroma, but it lacks the sweetness of bourbon. In comes across like the aroma of a soured stout.

Taste - On the initial taste, I detect notes of black licorice, mild bourbon, and soured dark chocolate. The taste seems to fade rather quickly, almost seeming watery. DId I age this one too long? The aftertaste has the sour mash of bourbon, but lacks the burn. Eventually it just faces into sourness.

Mouthfeel - The beer has the thickness of a stout, despite failing to meet expectations on the taste front. The tongue is well coated with the sourness.

Overall - I understand why I see a lot of these on shelves still. It is a barrel aged stout in name, but missed the mark on most of the high points of the style.

06-15-2014 01:12:41 | More by JohnnyHopps
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JJChrist

Maine

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-14-2014 17:27:10 | More by JJChrist
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-13-2014 13:26:11 | More by atrocity
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Boski

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-10-2014 19:05:25 | More by Boski
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-09-2014 18:46:02 | More by GRG1313
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djbrown13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-07-2014 00:44:14 | More by djbrown13
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-31-2014 23:03:18 | More by pgrenvicz
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prototypic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-31-2014 03:04:30 | More by prototypic
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NRo

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-29-2014 18:26:43 | More by NRo
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Raziel313

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-27-2014 22:29:37 | More by Raziel313
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-26-2014 03:26:53 | More by campfirebrew
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-25-2014 14:07:33 | More by Ncpogs
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owenbrau

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-13-2014 01:48:24 | More by owenbrau
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-11-2014 02:19:46 | More by dsauter
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-10-2014 20:28:11 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-06-2014 15:58:47 | More by baybum
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-01-2014 20:01:11 | More by Jlang2012
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.21/5  rDev -3%

Bottle opened on 2.19.14

A - Pours a verk dark brown with a one inch fine dark tan head that fades slowly.

S - Lots of chocolate up-front, then some heat and bourbon.

T - More bourbon and oak, then a nice chocolate finish.

D -Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Nice barrel and bourbon, a bit rough, but tons of chocolate.

04-30-2014 05:23:36 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 21:14:32 | More by Axnjxn
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-26-2014 19:57:29 | More by Lynn
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-24-2014 02:09:14 | More by Danielr26
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Rons35

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-24-2014 02:09:10 | More by Rons35
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.