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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

843 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 843
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 106
Gots: 321 | FT: 27
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

vitters03, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Fresh, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Pinche_Oso, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Magery, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of JamesWhite
5/5  rDev +15.2%

JamesWhite, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured jet black with a nice tannish colored cap leaving behind some mice lacing and bubbles after the head resedes

S: Vanilla, oak, dark fruits, smooth bourbon notes. Me likey already!

T: Initial booze, milk chocolate and roasted notes hits the taste buds, but in a pleasant way, soe cocoa, appears and then the progression begins; vanilla, oak, dark fruits all begin to march across the palate. So nice! The finish has a lingering sting, dry, chocolate and big roastiness

M: Full bodied, rather decadent and creamy. My type of RIS!

O: A treat to drink but at the price point I only purchased one bottle ond the $8 I paid for my 6 oz taste was more than I can handle on a routine basis.

barleywinefiend, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ejimhof, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

RebornStussy, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of warrenout330
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle, caged and corked

A- pours a thick looking opaque color... dense tan head... smears of lacing to the glass

S- well pronounced whiffs of bakers chocolate, soft vanilla, slight roasted coffee.... and booozzzeeeyyy wooden Bourbon

T- balanced milk chocolate... full on fledged vanilla ambush on the taste buds... boozey Bourbon slurred everywhere

M- smooth and creamy... well balanced carbonation ... alittle thinner than I remember from last year... not as chewy ... balanced hop bite ... alcohol burn on the mouth and tongue that leaves almost a numbing sensation... the 11.9 % really shows its self in the feel

O- I've always like this beer even though it is a tad easier to find than most BBA stout that are on the top lists... the price tag is a bit over the norm.... but I still find it worth it with the potential this beer has with age.... buy one and put it down for a year atleast...

warrenout330, Dec 22, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a one finger khaki head. Some faint lace.

S: As this stuff warms up, it gets downright orgasmic. Bourbon is faint, but leaves a nice vanilla note. Roasted malt, lots of barrel, chocolate covered espresso beans and toffee.

T: Lots of roasted malt and charred wood. Anise, espresso and some faint cherry. Some hints of bourbon throughout. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Other than that, a pretty tasty beer.

notchucknorris, Dec 22, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a very large tan head that goes down slowly. Scent is roasted malt with some lovely vanilla and barrel aromas. Definite bourbon aromas with hints of sweet chocolate. Light hoppiness as well. Taste is whiskey up front, but not the best whiskey (somewhat watered down). Immediately, the flavor profile gets better with sweet cherry and vanilla flavors, followed by better-tasting whiskey. Roasted coffee and toasty malt. Finished somewhat bitter with lingering vanilla flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat lacking in this department. Drinkability is fairly high, especially for this beer being fresh at such high ABV. Alcohol is there, but doesn't interfere with the drinkability. Overall, I remember past years of this beer to be better. This one was good...not great though. Also, many gripes about the price (just like every year).

DovaliHops, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Omer4176, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tigervette, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

muskiesman, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

AxesandAnchors, Dec 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

HKUSPC40, Dec 11, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good karma cafe San Jose.

Appearance Black with nice lacing.
Not a huge nose but get hints of fig, raisins and some vanilla.
The taste is similar but with far more vanilla. Not over powering alchohol but it's definitely there.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Was expecting a lot more and this is where it missed the mark for me.
Was not blown away by it but don't be surprised to see me back there tomorrow for another.

Nigel, Dec 07, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed on tap at Good Karma on 11/30/12.

This was served to me an opaque black with a dark oak tinge around the edges. Carbonation is sparse, but what's there is sand colored, fine, and hugs the glass. First thing I get from the nose is dark fruit: dates, raisins, and prunes. Sweet, but far from cloying. In descending order of strength, oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate. A little alcohol aroma as well, but it's gentle, doesn't curl the nose hairs. Milk and milk chocolate flavors yield to strong fresh cut oak and a hint of vanilla. This tastes too young right now. The alcohol burn is abrasive and lingers at the back of the throat. This starts really strong, but ends harsh. The feel is slightly watery and the finish is bone dry. This is great, just needs to be set down for a year or longer. Makes me want to buy a bottle.

Philousa, Dec 05, 2012
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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 843 ratings.