Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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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
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
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.