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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

842 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 842
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 106
Gots: 322 | FT: 28
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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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%

500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

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.

scottfrie, Jun 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Huskyninja, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jroberts8811, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Tanger112, Jun 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

nickfl, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Lovely85, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kylehay2004, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Kevinpitts, Jun 17, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -65.4%

hikeeba, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
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.

JohnnyHopps, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

JJChrist, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

atrocity, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Boski, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

GRG1313, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

djbrown13, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

pgrenvicz, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

prototypic, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Raziel313, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

campfirebrew, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ncpogs, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

owenbrau, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

dsauter, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JimmyFlatRock, May 10, 2014
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.