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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4.28/5
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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:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
93
pDev:
6.54%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Photo of DaPan
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tazzman
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cwkash
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gaddabble
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark with a sturdy mocha head. Outstanding aroma full of chocolate, molasses, whiskey barrel. Rich and chocolaty, alcohol is prominent, brown sugar, molasses, bitter espresso finish. Carbonation adds to a creamy mouthfeel. Overall a good BA Stout.

7/13/18
16.9 oz bottle, no date
4.5 rating

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been looking forward to this for a while. Poured into a DFH tulip had a thick tan head, which never completely dissipated, over a dark brown body. Very aesthetically appealing to look at. Smell was very nice with a boozy barrel aroma over a roasted chocolate malt base. Taste was fine but didn't quite deliver on the promise of the smell; lacking the complexity I was hoping for. Mouthfeel was just fine.

I don't know if it's appropriate to address it here but I'll do it anyway: is it appropriate to hold barrel aged Russian Imperial stouts to the same standards as double imperial stouts? Because I think it's an arbitrary differentiation and prefer to lump them together. That said, although I am enjoying this a great deal, I prefer KBS, BCBS and Ten FIDY and maybe more. I'm not trying to badmouth this by saying that as much as putting it in it's proper slot in the hierarchy. Maybe further aging would have improved this but I snagged the last one available.

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Photo of Negrelly
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Captain69
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pizzabutt
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +16.8%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Old Rasputin Barrel Aged XX from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 93 ratings