Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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2.14/5 rDev -50.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
A: Leggy. Huge foamy mocha head. Pitch black.
N: Sharp bourbon, prune, vanilla, alcohol, dark cherries, smoke, melted dark chocolate and cinnamon. Despite all these flavors, it’s still mediocre. I don’t know how.
T: Bitter and smoky. Tons of char. Completely lacking in flavor.
M: Very thin for the style. No lasting effects except that of weak coffee.
O: Subpar, to the say least. I will never buy this beer again. Uninteresting waste of money. And this will continue get more fusel as it warms. I actually had a 2.7 on this at first and dropped it another 6 points after.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2013 17:23:00 | More by writerLJBerg
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass.
Look: Pours dark, with a two finger tan head. It looks to have the viscosity of milk. (Awesome) Lacing is pretty solid as well. I love holding this up to the light and it just blacking it out.
Smell: Roasted nuts, chocolate, a tinge of alcohol, with cherry and bits of wood thrown in. Everything I expected, but a whole lot of it. And it never lets up. Down to the final sip I could still detect everything as if it was right after the pour. Brilliant.
Taste: Follows the nose closely, but doesn't pack quite the punch. This is to say, it taste great, but can't match the perfect aroma it lets off. I love the bourbon affect it gives off, but a bit more of everything else would have been perfect. Still top-notch though.
Feel: Very smooth and creamy. Medium-low carbonation, and it's very warming.
Overall: A welcome addition to my tiny bit of knowledge of imperial stouts. I was surprised to see it in my store, and glad I picked it up. Hard to say which one is my current favorite, but this was definitely at the top. Did not disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2013 20:17:15 | More by JackMcAwesome
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.