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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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841 Ratings
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Ratings: 841
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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Photo of AgentMunky
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Black, hardly surprisingly. Two fingers of brown/tan head. Heavy lacing, very impressive.

S: Big, boozy, and bourbony.

T/M: Ever-so-slightly disappointing. The mouthfeel is thinnish and weak, not nearly as smooth as I remember the XIV. The flavors are light, but are chocolate, smooth molasses, and light bourbon.

O: I enjoyed it, but last year's was much better. This was a lackluster imitation, but maybe it's just not old enough?

AgentMunky, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Thanks to BigTuro for sharing this one during the Churchill's weekend festivities.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with a chocolate chip cookie dough flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is pretty hot at the moment and can use some time to mellow out.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of hsus0225
5/5  rDev +15.2%

hsus0225, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Cerveza
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Cerveza, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of kevgod
5/5  rDev +15.2%

kevgod, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

500 ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with almost an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. This is a very good smelling brew, it smells like bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruit, and bittersweet chocolate. It's a pretty good tasting brew too, it tastes like bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, and a bit of anise and molasses. There's a good mix between the sweet and bitter roasty flavors. The mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and has moderate carbonation. Like the other versions I've seen in the past, this was $19.99 a bottle. But I like this beer a lot, so I keep buying the new version each year when I can find it.

bluejacket74, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of BostonHops
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BostonHops, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of kenmyers70
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kenmyers70, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

waddellc2, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of laminam
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

laminam, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of BigBarley
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%

A - Poured jet black, thick as oil with a finger of light brown head that quickly receded to a cap of foam. Very active carbonation.

S - Bourbon up front with oaky notes, dark malts, sweet cocoa, heavy vanilla, coffee and alcohol. All of the aromas of a standard RIS blown up and wrapped in bourbon. Smells amazing.

T - Sweet chocolate and whisky up front, mild vanilla, extreme roasted notes. Alcohol is prominent as a flavor but wrapped in smokey wood and bourbon. Extreme stout flavor profile with plenty of barrel qualities.

M - Thick, but not necessarily creamy. Has quite a bit of carbonation underneath it.

O - Extremely satisfying beer. Unfortunately priced, but undeniably a delicious and filling barrel aged version of an already standout stout

BigBarley, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of RoninTK3
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured from 500ml bottle into Chimay Trappist glass. Thanks warrenout330!

A - This is a beautiful looking beer just like the classy bottle it comes in. Almost jet black with a finger of mocha head that dissipates quickly into lacing.

S - Bourbon dominates this one with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Very nice.

T - Sweet with lots of vanilla and bourbon. Hints of chocolate and dark malt. The nearly 12% ABV is covered up extremely well. This drinks a little too easily.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Goes down incredibly easily for it's high ABV.

This is in the highest tier of beers I've had. Old Rasputin is good enough, but this takes it too the next level. Hope to find some more of this.

RoninTK3, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Ristaccia, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of skholbrook1982
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

skholbrook1982, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Andonato
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Andonato, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

drewone, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Finatic
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Finatic, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tswater, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

madnismo, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of barbellsNbeers
5/5  rDev +15.2%

barbellsNbeers, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Bierguy5
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

500 ml bottle, corked and caged, 11.9% abv. Very deep brown color, nearly black. Great looking tan, airy head. Very nice head retention, along with some good spots of lace.

Roasted malt, along with some coffee first up. Great rounded bourbon notes, along with vanilla, oak and caramel. Maybe a little dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol. Very impressive nose.

Heavy with coffee and roasty flavors up front. Oak tannins come through next, drying things up a bit. Some bourbon and caramel notes. A bit of dark fruit. Sharp notes of dark chocolate near the end. Bitterness and tannins linger long in the finish.

Full body, with lighter carbonation. Some warming alcohol, but nothing overwhelming. Very nice balance with the barrel aging here. Pretty good.

Bierguy5, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Techichi
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Techichi, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of SilentBob2u2
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%

Consumed on Feb 2nd, in 8 oz tulip

A - extremely dark, black opaque, light toffee head with minimal retention

S - heavily roasted bitter coffee, near burnt but not quite there, skirting the edge of burntness, alcohol comes through the coffee roast, concentrated dark fruit however not fruity, molasses-esque, bourbon comes through more than slightly, but not too strong

T - great roasted malt with coffee, warming bourbon coffee ness that's sweet in the middle and finishes smooth with a throat coat with sweetness and slight warming bourbon syrup combined with deep rich caramel.

O - smooth, complex, rich, deep stout. Wonderful balance between the roastyness, bourbon, and sweetness. The flavor is almost like bourbon-caramel syrup with coffee beans and creates a delightful sipping stout with nomfaults at all (in my opinion). Aged impeccably

SilentBob2u2, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of themind
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

themind, Feb 22, 2013
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.