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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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891 Ratings
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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 124
Gots: 338 | FT: 30
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:
Beer added by: Philousa on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque deep cola brown, almost black in color. An inch of thick frothy tan head that has a coral hue. The head falls fast to a thin ring, and thin cap which leaves behind webs of lacing that slide back into the drink.

Sweet, alluring aroma... I detect hints of chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon, caramel/brown sugar, and hints of wood. It has amazing balance, with vanilla being its dominant component. It falls between an English Barleywine, and an Imp Stout.

Its flavor follows its nose, not quite as balanced. It is sweet for a bbl aged stout,(I wonder what time will do?) Vanilla, and coco are the dominant flavors, with dried cherries, fig, anise, bourbon, and tobacco.

Medium body, feels just a little thin! Other than that it is perfect. It coats my tongue nicely, with a long finish. Though it is sweet, it isn't too sticky.

Easy to drink for 11.9% A very well crafted beer. Balance seems to be a theme with this one. Though it is sweet, it never becomes cloying.

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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is jet black with a moderately-sized tan head. Head fades at a steady pace, some lace.

Bourbon is the immediate smell. Vanilla and oak. The base beer does come through nicely as well: roasted malt, chocolate. Nice smell, all sits together well.

Flavour is very nice. The bourbon, oak and vanilla integrate very well with the beer. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt. A bit of a burnt marshmallow flavour. A bit hot, but not too much.

Full bodied, quite slick, moderately carbonated.

Overall, very good. The barrel is strong but not overpowering.

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3.39/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a glassy black body with a large tan head.

S: Oaky nose. Corny bourbon, fudgy, dry wood, dusting of cocoa, caramel.

T: Some light caramel and vanilla tannins hit the palate, followed by a stingingly astringent bitterness. I'm not sure if it's from the wood or the roasted malt, but it's a bit ashy and not very pleasant. Mild dark chocolate in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with active carbonation.

O: Something went wrong here...the ashy bitterness is out of place.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black with a thick tan to brown head.

Straight bourbon on the nose, right to the point.

Melted dark chocolate with a warm and welcomed liquor finish. The bourbon/vanilla is far from subtle but won't wreck your palette. It tastes simple and pointed like the smell but doesn't need to be complex with a rich balance like this. A dessert and a real step up from Old Rasputin without straying from the tree.

Somehow it doesn't come off clean but not really a punch to the mouth either. Serene. A bit of that marshmallow feel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick tan head, foamy cling. Black as night. Gonna be good!

S - Woody, vanilla, chalky and sweet malt all at the same time.

T - Bright, boozy, malty, woody very apparent.

M - Medium to heavy, great carb, creamy, good balance.

D - Perfect winter drink!

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.