Old Rasputin Barrel Aged XX | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin Barrel Aged XXOld Rasputin Barrel Aged XX
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4.26/5
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Old Rasputin Barrel Aged XXOld Rasputin Barrel Aged XX
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Every year we age a special batch of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon barrels. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin.

38 IBU

Added by AlarmClock314 on 11-01-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,244
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
84
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Negrelly
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Captain69
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GREAT TASTE - ALMOST LIKE A BARLEY WINE

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Photo of q33jeff
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

**
06/05/18

Bottle to snifter at Brew craft and Wurst.

Smooth and tasty.

Roasted malt with notes of light Chocolate, Light coffee, and hints of bourbon.

No soapy or buttery notes like the XIX. This is confirmation that that bottle was a fluke.

A treat of a stout.

**

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Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gets lots of chocolate. Too much carbonation for me for a ba stout.

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Photo of bshu
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pizzabutt
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured out of a caged corked 500mL bottle into a 20oz nonic pint glass

appearance: practically pitch black but has a deep mahogany color when held to light. poured with a short tan head that falls into a nice cap, which sticks around throughout the course of the beer. nice lacing.

smell: primarily cherry and dark chocolate. has a hint of roasted barley. smells rich and luxurious.

taste: similar to the nose at first. cherry and dark chocolate followed with smoked woodiness and roasted barley. a hint of alcohol and bourbon on the finish. leaves a smokey aftertaste that tastes ever so slightly like the cherry and dark chocolate.

feel: thick, rich, creamy, super smooth. velvety and very full-bodied. very nice mouthfeel. leaves a bit of alcohol-y warmth at the very end.

overall: this beer is excellent. it has reminiscence of the standard old rasputin, but at the same time it's a whole new beast. i spent about $27 on a bottle ($24+tax) and i'm not disappointed. i was holding off on purchasing it for some time because of the price tag but i finally gave in and it was well worth it. that being said, i think this is more of a special occasion beer than anything. still awesome though.

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Photo of Eddieeight
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out thick black a small bit of sticky lacing. It looks dense and inviting.
Smells of bourbon dark fruits and maybe licorice. Bourbon is very prominent.
The alcohol rises strong in the taste, fully experiencing the smoky oak. Vanilla grabs me too. Then it settles into a really juicy dark thirst quenching wave, followed by lingering bourbon aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium to thick, medium carbonation
Overall this is better than regular old rasputin, this is like a fine leather chair in the library of a Tudor mansion.

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Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stadmo1
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of by-tor
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oberon
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a goblet nearly jet black but there is a deep brown tinge when held to the light,an awesome deep beige creamy over one finger head that settles very slowly into a frothy mass,just an awesome pour.Toast and vanilla tinged bourbon stand out most in the nose along with chocolate and dark fruit,the dark fruit comes thru more as it warms.A lush creamy feel in the mouth,one to savor.Vanilla hits up front on the palate than dark fruits and dark chocolate,the bourbon heat starts to come thru as I drink more.It's a sipper and one to take in all the flavor components,very well made.

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Photo of chill-i-am
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce (500 ml) corked and caged bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stuck around for a really long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, roasted malt, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some licorice, wood, coffee, and burnt/charred malt. Great balance between the sweet, bitter and barrel flavors, although I think it does lean more towards the roasty/bitter and barrel ones. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I always try to get the newest vintage of Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin when it's available here. I know it's pricey, but it's a beer that I usually enjoy a lot. Worth picking up, especially if you've never had it before. $20.99 a bottle.

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Old Rasputin Barrel Aged XX from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 84 ratings