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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

835 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 105
Gots: 320 | 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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shagens

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-01-2013 22:17:50 | More by shagens
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fox227

California

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Imperial Stout in a Bourbon Barrel. I think that most veteran beer geeks know where this goes. Let's get right to the flavor profiles! The whiskey notes are the first to notice, but during warming I get chocolate, coffee, and vanilla, and all this goes for the nose as well. Considering the entire profile of the beer, I would have to say that the balance is really well configured, in that no aspect was overwhelming. 22$ plus is hard to justify for a single bottle, but I'm glad I had! Cheers!

04-30-2013 04:26:26 | More by fox227
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MCain04

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-29-2013 00:58:12 | More by MCain04
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beav19

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-27-2013 22:29:33 | More by beav19
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agentzigzag

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-25-2013 17:34:30 | More by agentzigzag
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-22-2013 07:05:49 | More by AlexChillton
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bmurray10

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-22-2013 01:38:49 | More by bmurray10
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-21-2013 14:58:40 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Auraan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured a rich black, entirely opaque, no light coming through with a slight ring of off white head. Scents of chocolate, roast malt, black coffee and some hints of alcohol and oak. Flavor was rich dark chocolate, chocolate, black coffee, roast malt and slight hints of oak and bourbon all blended wonderfully together. Mouthfeel was thick and heavy bodied, but smooth with medium carbonation. Quite easy to drink and it hid the alcohol content well. An excellent Russian Imperial Stout, easily the best I have tasted, no other has come close.

04-21-2013 08:54:33 | More by Auraan
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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

04-21-2013 01:19:33 | More by Drucifer
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-20-2013 22:06:12 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-20-2013 22:00:16 | More by AOShabaz
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Stroude

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-20-2013 02:07:49 | More by Stroude
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tfidler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-20-2013 01:27:21 | More by tfidler
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JamFuel

Sweden

5/5  rDev +15.2%

04-19-2013 22:09:17 | More by JamFuel
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Heretic42

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-19-2013 01:51:42 | More by Heretic42
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Curt1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-18-2013 23:48:49 | More by Curt1
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-18-2013 02:44:45 | More by Arsenal0328
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Buster

Oklahoma

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%

Nose: The aroma on this beer is heavenly. It's dominated by bourbon and oak, with an abundance of dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and sweet caramel notes. There is also a hint of booze and some coffee. There is a lot going on, but the aromas blend together perfectly.

Taste: The taste lived up to the aroma (and the hype). It's complex, but balanced, and unimaginably delicious. Much like the smell, I got flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon and oak, vanilla, caramel, and even some dark fruits. Basically, it's everything that's wonderful about Old Rasputin, but greatly enhanced by the bourbon and oak. Unexpectedly, the booze was well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium, and not as thick as I had thought it would be. It left an amazing aftertaste and lingering warmth on the tongue.

Overall: It's one of the best beers I've ever had. Sure it's pricey as hell, but it's well worth it for a special occasion. I plan on putting my other bottle down to age for a while. I'm sure it will only get better.

04-17-2013 14:38:02 | More by Buster
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-15-2013 05:34:58 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-15-2013 02:50:01 | More by Massbmx
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2013 01:18:26 | More by juliusseizure
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Pat316

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-14-2013 18:01:38 | More by Pat316
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-14-2013 03:51:14 | More by wtkphoto
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hannydawg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-11-2013 13:49:46 | More by hannydawg
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.