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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 109
Gots: 320 | FT: 26
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Charlie_Hoss, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Stockfan42, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Lare453
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 500ml bottle in a snifter

A black stout color with a medium quick dissipating head. Great lacing. Pretty beer.

S light bourbon, oak, bakers chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, espresso with lemon peel,

T wow! A surprising light beginning with cocoa, nice coffee, the middle has a light vanilla, charred bourbon barrel and oak, the end is the best part, bigger bourbon barrel flavors, dark and bitter chocolate flavors. The aftertaste is a long lasting bourbon. A fantastic and wonderfully balanced beer. Delicious.

M smooth, soft, no bite, no heat. Great beer.

O wow. This beer is wonderful. One of the best bb stouts I've had. Balanced, soft, smooth, not overly sweet, no heat what so ever, just absolutely fantastic. I love it and highly recommend trying it.

Lare453, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of ChicagoNick
3/5  rDev -30.9%

ChicagoNick, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very fresh bottle, just released.

A: Dark brown pour. Enormous and ridiculously fluffy medium brown head. Head fades away very slowly. Moderate splashes of light fluffy lacing. Great head retention.

S: Ahhh. Some big, bold and sharp bourbon notes. Primarily caramel and brown sugar. Mild smooth chocolate underneath. Coconut and vanilla from the barrels.

T: Strong bourbon up front but not overpowering like the aroma. Again, mostly caramel and brown sugar here. Nice roasted malt, smooth and sweet chocolate and vanilla. Some char, primarily into the finish. Coconut in the finish and aftertaste with some oakiness. Aftertaste is almost pure bourbon due to the booziness.

M: Heavy but cut decently by the bourbon. Smooth with a drying boozy aftertaste.

O: Very tasty bourbon-barreled RIS. This one is obviously quite fresh and hot but that doesn't mean it's bad. Kinda reminds me of a less harsh fresh BCBS in fact. This one has a surprising amount of coconut from the barrels, and quite a bourbon-heavy finish (roasted malt didn't stand a chance here). Tasty and enjoyable.

Dope, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

imperiallibations, Jan 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

drummermattie02, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black body with a 1/2" if cinnamon colored head.

The bourbon presence in the nose was really heavy. Oak, vanilla, tobacco. There's a good deal of chocolate and roast.

Good bourbon flavors, too. Vanilla, toasted marshmallow, oak, dark chocolate, and dark berries.

Mouthfeel is a little too thin to support the booze. If only it could be a little more viscous and smooth I think it would have gone a long way.

Overall, a very good beer. I really enjoy the NC anniversary beers but I wish they'd come down in price. There are better barrel aged beers out there for much less.

Vonerichs, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mkennedy119, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

xdefeatsy, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Rhettroactive, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

CBodamer, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to snifter.

A - Black with one finger of thick cocoa brown head. Good lacing.

S - Big barrel notes up front - bourbon, vanilla and oak. Chocolate fudge, roast and brown sugar aromas in the background.

T - The base beer comes through a lot more than the nose indicated. A big roast profile up front along with a big bitterness. Some oak, bourbon and a hint of vanilla mid-palate. The finish adds cocoa, molasses and a warming alcohol presence. A slight astringency is present in the finish as well.

M - Medium body. Not as thick as I expected. Light carbonation.

O - This was a bit of a disappointment, especially considering the price point.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

scott2269, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

djmichaelk, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bmoney, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

FlussigkeitMut, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Arherring, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

SeriousALEment, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

bobv, Jan 22, 2013
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.