Old Rasputin XVIII (Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels)
North Coast Brewing Co.

Old Rasputin XVIII  (Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels)Old Rasputin XVIII  (Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels)
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North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
4.12 | pDev: 8.5%
Mar 28, 2021
Jul 27, 2015
Old Rasputin XVIII  (Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels)Old Rasputin XVIII  (Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels)
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with two fingers of khaki tan foam up top. Aroma is deep and dark, notching notes of roasty, toasty, nutty, caramely, and bready malts with sweet molasses and chocolate intertwined. Wheat whiskey and char add a little swell of heat, which compliments the beer well. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty, bready, caramely malts with a uptick of heat at the end thanks to wheat whiskey and char. Start is smooth and malty with the end featuring a little playful heat. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a smooth, creamy consistency. Overall, really solid, hearty stout up front that's been complimented well by an accompanying layer of whiskey and barrel char.

Served in a 16oz stemless wine glass from a 500mL bottle.
Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Jan 20, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by cwkash from Kentucky

Jul 17, 2018
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Rated by stortore from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2015 edition, on draft.
Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Crafty_sonofabeer from California

Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 09, 2017
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Rated by Kirock from Nevada

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Very enjoyable to drink overall. A bit boozy on both ends, but otherwise a good find. Would probably age well.
Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by NWHopinator from Oregon

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Feb 19, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by BEER88 from Washington

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by Wasted_Youth from Indiana

Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by cmoore32 from Nebraska

Dec 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared at August THT. Very dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Notes of whiskey barrel, bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla and coconut. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation and a spicy bourbon finish.
Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Oct 24, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by ambruns1979 from California

Oct 09, 2016
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Reviewed by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle. Good looking brew. Aroma and taste were solid but fell short of expectations. Bourbon was mild, wood flavor was there, not much sweetness. Had a different taste I'm guessing from the wheat. Slick feel but a bit on the thin side. Enjoyed it, nice brew, just was hoping for more.
Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Hgonz22 from Indiana

Sep 21, 2016
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Reviewed by DrinkThemAll from California

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What a find at a local liquor store! One of my favorite beers already, but barrel aged in whiskey barrels, what else do you need?

A-Poured out like used motor oil, with a solid 2 finger khaki head that sticks around for most of the duration, but dissipates to just a ring. Very nice looking beer.

S-Molasses, whiskey, plum, roasted sweet malt, slightly boozy with an inviting aroma. Slighty robust and delicious. Just want to keep smelling it.

T-Deep roasted malts, molasses, sweet whiskey and faint chocolate. Extremely balanced for what it is. Goes down super smooth and Slighty bitter. Has a pleasant whisky malt after taste that lingers. Very nice.

M-Thick like molasses, mild carbonation, with a roasted whiskey dry finish. Brings you back for more.

O-Amazing beer to say the least!! I wish I had a full cellar of these guys. Rasputin never fails to deliver, in any form.
Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by ciarab16 from California

Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by MuFugga from Wisconsin

Sep 01, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by sia478 from Washington

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Hop_God from California

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: thick khaki head and dark espresso in appearance

S: not as much bourbon as i expected, subtle booze and some dark chocolate

T: This fell so flat for me- some dark fruits and ever so faint bourbon- was expecting sweetness from the wheat but nothing. damn, what a shame

F: too thin and watery, coulda used some cloyingness but didn't even have that. finishes clean

O: Im sooooo deflated with how much this let me down, I wanted to like this one real bad but it is just not up to par with others in its style and the price point on top of it makes this a likely one and done for me.
Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by billab914 from Virginia

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by SD-Alefan from South Dakota

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours from the bottle a deep, opaque black with a slight tan head.
The aroma is full of roasted notes -- dark chocolate ans coffee with whiskey right behind as well as a bit oif vanilla and a hint of alcohol.
The taste is loaded with chocolate , dark and milk, with a bit of whickey and vanilla some bitter coffee and more dark chocolate in the bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
Loved it.
Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

May 30, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by fosters9 from New York

May 03, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Eman17 from Illinois

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by myuncle from Illinois

Apr 24, 2016
Old Rasputin XVIII (Aged In Wheat Whiskey Barrels) from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 98 ratings