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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
97
world-class

879 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 879
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 118
Gots: 334 | FT: 30
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

to take an already epic brew and turn it into this, is just simply a work of art. there is very little to compare this too, in terms of quality. up there in the abyss, big bad Baptist, kbs conversation, what could really be better? deep deep black color, excited and excitable mocha head, rich and bitter malt notes arise, as do hints of chocolate, good whiskey, vanilla, and char. lots of layers here, flashing and popping, interweaving with one another. not as heavy as some, which is a surprise, especially at this abv level, but its almost more drinkable than the not barrel aged version. its carbonated pretty well too, not syrupy, but definitely thick and way full bodied. not much to improve upon here, except for maybe the exorbitant price. the best thing north coast has ever made, hands down. an absolute must for the stout lover.

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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old Rasputin XV
Extremely smooth.
Moderate contribution from barrel aging allows underlying stout to dominate the flavor.
Rich and complex.  BB aging adds to the regular version in several ways but, from memory, makes this a tad sweeter and, a tad too sweet Still, great ale.

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XV. Bottle.

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.

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 879 ratings.