Old Rasputin XI | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin XIOld Rasputin XI
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brew is to commemorate 11 years of brewing Old Rasputin. This is Old Rasputin aged in 12 year-old oak bourbon barrels for nine months.

Added by stumac on 12-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
219
Reviews:
146
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
53
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.41/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this for a while, shared with rudzud

Pours a faint head disappears, incredible legs, pitch black thick oily beer

Nose big chocolate, dark choc cocoa, a little cardboard oxidation, background plenty of toasted oak and raw sawdust, little bourbon, little cookie dough and caramel, little metallic note, fluffy nougat

Taste big cocoa, biscuity toffee cookie dough, fluffy nougat, a little char roast, bitter acrid black malt, oily inky and minerality almost metallic, bitter roasted malts and little hop, little weird oxidation thing, touch wood dust.

Mouth is med bod, thinner and waterier than expected, decent carb, little booze.

Overall huge let down, I knew there is age but this really went south.

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Photo of rudzud
3.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark oily black with a good head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin wispy head.

S - Aromas of very very light bourbon, super faint barrels, light mineral notes. Rather poor.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, decent char. Light chocolate, more of that mineral. The bourbon is super faint, really uninteresting and bland.

M - Mouthfeel is really thin and watery. Alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very mediocre beer, super unfortunate and lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, almost black, brown head, lighter, 1/3". These are always so bourbon and booziness heavy when fresh aroma wise.

Still hits with plenty of bourbon, chocolate malts imparting dark chocolate flavor and bitterness instead of sweetness. Brown sugar though, but not much to make it sweet or cloying.

Not bad stuff, just a high price tag.

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4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle held at cellar conditions for nearly 5 years. been waiting a while for this one and tasted alongside XIV. both were good, but this was great. has held on exceptionally well over the years and is tasting great. the bourbon notes were perfectly balanced by loads of chocolate and roast. nothing was off-putting and there wasn't the slightest hint of oxidation or age. no idea how much longer this will hang on for, but for those lucky enough to have this one stashed away it is delicious right now!

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4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
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Old Rasputin XI from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 219 ratings.
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