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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
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world-class

825 Ratings
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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 103
Gots: 317 | 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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

06-02-2013 04:56:22 | More by jrallen34
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2013 02:24:40 | More by Kopfschuss
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anteater

Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station

A: Black with a kind of light head for such a big beer

S: Not incredibly strong but there is a refreshingly rich matliness layered with oaky vanillla and a little bourbon

T: Light oat like matliness with a silky vanilla component, bourbon is a little less pronounced but overall the taste is well balanced and very good

M: Too light for my taste but it is very smooth and silky

O: Really top notch bourbon barrel stout

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 23:29:41 | More by anteater
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice Blacker than black color gave way to a mass of carbonation bubbles along the edge of the snifter. Relatively thick head it was tan and laced minimally.

The scent is mostly coconut with traces of vanilla and oak. Very pronounced in aroma it is not liberally diverse.

The taste follows the nose with huge coconut flavor and a touch of vanilla. Not a lot of barrel taste it follows through a little watery.

Overall it's good but perhaps disappointing when I think I like the stock Rasputin better.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 22:08:07 | More by KYGunner
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-01-2013 17:16:53 | More by Holmes698
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-01-2013 02:34:47 | More by Morey
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-31-2013 23:56:26 | More by deadliest
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-31-2013 22:43:37 | More by DenverBigRed
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-31-2013 15:25:32 | More by MichPaul
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-30-2013 00:33:18 | More by craftbeerasian
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-29-2013 16:00:43 | More by jklecko2
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours black into a DFH snifter with a dense 1/4 inch tan head that retains very well
S: smells of vanilla, oak, caramel, coffee, chocolate, some charred wood and roasted malt
T: tastes of caramel, vanilla, a little boozy, coffee and chocolate, swallow is big and lingering chocolate, coffee, roast malt, charred wood, and some oak
M: thick and creamy on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation slightly dry finish
O: very good, but very pricy. After a year they drink very well. last year's version was a bit better. great complexity and flavor as well

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 03:54:44 | More by SHODriver
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stoppertb18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-29-2013 00:13:47 | More by stoppertb18
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Version XV on tap at Easy Tiger in Austin on Memorial Day 2013. Pours black with thick head in a wine glass. Aroma is big vanilla and black licorice. Flavor is very bourbon forward with subtle vanilla notes. Some of the beautiful roasty, chocolatey goodness seems to be lost from the regular version, and the mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Whiskey is slightly harsh and this might need a little age. Definitely comes in a bit hot. Overall a solid BA stout, but outside of the aroma, not nearly was I was expecting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 03:17:31 | More by BMMillsy
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Kerrie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-27-2013 04:53:28 | More by Kerrie
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-26-2013 22:15:00 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Very classy simple label with the Old Rasputin logo, brewery info, web info, ABV info. Neck label has North Coast logo and Old Rasputin motto “Never Say Die”. Corked bottle with a North Coast logo cage.

Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 15min before pouring this from its 22oz bomber into a 16oz snifter. XV pours out a thick jet black with a slight amber hue when held up to the light. An aggressive pour led to a 2½ finger brown airy foam head. Head retention was excellent at 4min 56sec before fading to a thick frothy head. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell of deep chocolate along with a slight roast coffee aroma. Hints of cherry and dark fruits along with vanilla Sweet bourbon alcohol hints along with a slight charred oak backbone.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very rich with a heavy chocolate flavor accompanied by a nice vanilla/caramel/bourbon accent. This gives way to a dark coffee espresso flavor. Cherry and a smokey oak followed immediately by a figgy dark fruit essence. Has a smokey roast backbone.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the heavier side of medium bodied with a thick creamy smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable for a such a high ABV.

Overall/Comments: This was phenomenal. Very complex in the nose and on the palette with little to no alcohol detectable on either. A must try! Consumed 3/23/13. Classified as a Russian Imperial Stout at 11.9% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 14:27:34 | More by thegodfather1076
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WKole81

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-25-2013 12:36:09 | More by WKole81
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NSK79

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-22-2013 10:54:59 | More by NSK79
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-22-2013 01:01:23 | More by bishopdc0
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seplo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-20-2013 23:48:18 | More by seplo
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-19-2013 03:02:34 | More by leinie13
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-19-2013 01:56:45 | More by GreyGhost4
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a teku glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep abyss brown/black and leaves a solid finger of tan head which lingers for a surprisingly long time until it falls flat, except for a thin, brown layer on the surface of the beer as well as lacing around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Bourbon, raisins, dark chocolate, light coffee. The bourbon really stands out in this one, in a good way - it screams to be tasted. Delicious aroma with all the staples of a barrel aged stout.

Taste: Bourbon is definitely front and center in this one, followed by chocolate, raisins and figs, coffee, and actually finishes rather subtly. For how pronounced the bourbon is, the ABV is amazingly well hidden and this beer is surprisingly smooth and delicious. Not overly sweet, but well balanced.

Mouth-feel: Surprisingly well-carbonated, medium bodied and creamy. Extremely smooth going down, along with a smooth finish.

Overall: This was a very interesting and impressive beer. The high level of carbonation really made it interesting - thinning out the body a bit and really smoothing it out. The flavors blend together nicely, revolving around the bourbon, to make this a really tasty stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 01:53:11 | More by Resuin
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-17-2013 18:46:23 | More by InfragilisBrew
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.