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Barrel Aged Old Rasputin

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by queens1130, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (445) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    I don't know that I'd buy it for $20+ dollars either, but at least regular Rasputin is pretty inexpensive for what it is eh? I can often find it for around 8 bucks for a 4 pack... And year round.
  2. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Does this brew ever make up into MI territory?
  3. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    If we get some and it doesnt, I would gladly trade you fro something from michigan. :)
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  4. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I appreciate the generosity! Dammit, I effin love this site. People are awesome.
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  5. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (410) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    I bought the XII or XIII (didn't they skip a year of this?) that sat on a shelf for about 4 months. I think it's worth the money at least once. Like Westy.
  6. fedssnf

    fedssnf Aspirant (40) California Oct 30, 2012

    I bought mine at Bevmo in Rancho. All bevmos in the inland empire should have gotten a case yesterday. Retail is 21.99.
  7. drewone

    drewone Champion (850) California Sep 18, 2006 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Lets pour has it.
  8. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    At $25.50 too, which isn't much above retail.
  9. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (535) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    I was able to find a couple of bottles at the last Whole Foods 20% off sale (couple months ago). Already marked down. I walked out the door with them at $15 each, which was a good deal.

    It has a really strong bourbon flavor, and tons of heat from the alcohol. Worth sitting on for a little bit.
  10. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Only had it once mostly due to the price but it was really good. I doubt you will regret the experience.
  11. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    I'm actually one of the only people I know who was willing to pay the price and go for more than one, I bought eight last year. Love the beer and figured I wouldn't get much chance to buy a lot, and I was right. It sells out fast in GA. Shooting for that much this year too.
  12. carboyleon

    carboyleon Initiate (15) Dec 8, 2012

    I am in VA and also love this beer. Just had a bottle fromlast year and it is absolutely incredible. I am hoping to get some this year and willtry sitting on a 4 pack of OR. I believe I paid around 25 per bottle at a total wine near VA Beach last year
  13. It's good but there are cheaper options of the same caliber.
  14. mrbubbler

    mrbubbler Savant (395) California Jun 16, 2008

    That sounds like Bottle Barn pricing.
  15. That's even cheaper than bottle barn pricing. I think they usually sell it for around $18.
  16. Pull the trigger the one time. You won't regret it. However, like many have said, it's too expensive for repeat purchases.
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  17. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (490) California Aug 24, 2012

    This beer is in at least three different stores I frequent in LA.
  18. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I think I'm going to pass on this one, as much as I admire North Coast and most of the beers they make. I actually liked the Old Stock better than barrel aged version, so I'm unconvinced that North Coast really knows what they're doing when it comes to barrel aging. The balance was missing from Old Stock Cellar Reserve. Has anyone noticed anything similar with the BA Ole Raspy?
  19. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (625) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'll probably buy a bottle just to tick it... I still have a bottle from last year that I was ageing. I'll probably drink that one and then put this one in its place when it comes out.
  20. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    When I see it, I'm buying as much as I can afford. Love it.
  21. Beerthrash

    Beerthrash Savant (265) California Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I dont care much for it. The last time it shelves it moved rather slow, my local spot had them for like a month and I remember that whole foods had them a while too. I guess cause of the price tag. Although this releases tend to move faster and faster every yr.
  22. It's a great beer but it's not amazing and definitely doesn't validate the price point for a bottle that size.
  23. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Most Lost Abbey bottles cost that much for same size bottle
  24. Like Black OPS, I don't understand how one of the most affordable RISs are $20+ a bottle just because they are barrel aged.
  25. i love this and bought three of the 14 and 2 of the 15
  26. I bought this last year. $23 for (I think) a 500ml bottle. For that price, I feel it is fair to be critical and to expect a great beer. It was nowhere near great and, in fact, may even have been infected. No way I'm buying it again.
  27. HKUSPC40

    HKUSPC40 Savant (300) Washington Aug 28, 2012

    Pick of it... Had it on Monday... It was delicious.

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  28. Hopeswimmer

    Hopeswimmer Savant (270) Michigan Nov 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just ordered 1 bottle to drink, 1 bottle to age from letspour. I'm excited to try it out! (bought 4 other beers so I got free shipping and they are running $10 off special now)
  29. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Sounds like the year round raspy... meh
  30. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (480) Illinois Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    beer haiku's.. I love em!
  31. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Alabama Jan 13, 2011

    Alabama just passed the "big bottle" law this year, so it's our first time to see it on shelves this week....was excited to try it so I bought 1 to drink and 1 to age....but at $40 I couldn't help but feel I would have been happier walking out with 2 Imperial Biscotti Break for $30..
  32. StevenSpringer

    StevenSpringer Savant (385) California Sep 26, 2011 Beer Trader

    Its really good and on par with BCBS and Parabola IMO, but it is pricy, I picked it up for $20.99 at an organic grocer here in Chico, CA
  33. I loved this beer when I first found it. I can tell you this the 12th An bottles are way better and not just cause its got a little age on it. 12 was better from the get go. The head on the 14th was brown kinda coco colored. The 12th was a purple lace. This beer is not bad but there are much better picks for the price. Try to find your self a 12th anniversary batch and drink them side by side. You will see what im talking about. 12th was just way better, almost seemed like 2 different brews.

    CORKSCREWFISH Savant (325) Illinois Apr 22, 2011

    Fuck yes you would have!
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  35. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Savant (490) Pennsylvania Dec 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    i have a bottle of the XIV i plan on drinking next week. i agree on the price tag, though. north coast over prices all of their big bottles. i was at a store the other day that charged $30 for their bottle of grand cru. if it were 750ml, i could maybe justify if i had the cash, but i cannot spend $30 for essentially a pint bottle.
  36. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Savant (405) Virginia Nov 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Last time I dropped $20 for a bottle it was black ops - very disappointing but wouldn't mind trying this one.
  37. vthippie

    vthippie Aficionado (210) Vermont Dec 18, 2012

    Whoa, local dive store didn't have it in their price system, asked how much and he said, "I'll let it go at the bargain price of $7.99, but you can only buy one". Lucky for him, would've cleaned him out right then and there. He probably lost money on this bottle.
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  38. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Phenomenal fresh but this series ages HORRIBLY. The XI and XII are awful right now.
  39. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    For $20 its just ok. I would rather put an extra $10 and get me a bottle of one of the 50/50 EC
  40. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (475) California Nov 20, 2010

    I would be happy if they departed from this deceptive bottle format (500 ml that looks like it holds 750ml) and actually gave you a few more ounces for your money and trouble.