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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

860 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 860
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 109
Gots: 320 | 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 +3.9%

zonker17, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

claytong, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

jplopez21, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

AdamPaul, Jan 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

csustar001, Jan 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

jmccraney, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

roblund, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

smartassboiler, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of dmcdede
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

dmcdede, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of briiguy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

briiguy, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Bubbles
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Bubbles, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Amish_Ambush
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes: Thick head. brown sugar in color. The beer is pitch black in color; I am unable to look through it even holding it up to a lamp.The nose picked up on coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of bourbon. The taste profile is excellent: Strong notes of cherry, coffee and bitter chocolate. Medium notes of vanilla and bourbon. Even though this has been aged in a bourbon barrel; bourbon is not the main driver here. It was present but played a background role. It was refreshing to drink a bourbon barrel aged beer that doesn't overwhelm you. Instead they delivered a something that was subtle and tasty. Thanks to my friend Rusty who came over with this on New Years eve. It was a nice way to bring in the new year.

Amish_Ambush, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

visualmartyr, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

MarkyMOD, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

kimsquid, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of damndirtyape
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle (corked and caged) served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pitch black with the barest amount of light getting in at the edges showing a dark cola brown. Dense tan head upon pouring, but this died back to just a ring at the edge. Some small dots and strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, all perfectly blended together. A great smelling beer.

Taste: Bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, with a mild bitter finish. The bitterness. Boozy, but not cheap - more like a fine liquor.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, with a nice alcohol bite. Warming for that alcohol bite. A bit sticky and smooth at the same time.

Overall / Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable and I'm very impressed with this beer overall. The bourbon barrel accentuates this stout and does not overwhelm like other bourbon barrel aged beers I've had. While I would be hurting later if I did it - I think I could work on another bottle of this great beer over the evening and would still be glad I downed it. A slow sipper to savor over an evening, but also great with food (meatloaf and mashed potatoes in this case). Overall an amazing beer. Very different than the normal Old Rasputin as the hops are muted, but that's okay. This beer does very well being less hoppy and I'm glad I had it.

damndirtyape, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of WesM63
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a large snifter.

A: Pours near pitch black with a rocky 2 finger light mocha head. Decent amounts of retention and lacing.

S: Smells of light bourbon, dark roasted malts, vanilla, faint coffee and chocolate.

T: Damn, this is good. Very subtle and smooth. Light bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Fairly hot, but reminds me i'm drinking a BA RIS.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Slightly thin with more carbonation than expected.

O: Overall this is really good. It's much lighter than I expected. Slightly thin but I think being hot helps carry it. It is priced a bit high (not a factor in the review), but a treat none the less.

WesM63, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

vitters03, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Fresh, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Pinche_Oso, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Magery, Dec 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

JamesWhite, Dec 26, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +3.9%

ejimhof, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

RebornStussy, Dec 22, 2012
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.