Old Rasputin XII | North Coast Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Tdizzle on 06-28-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
539
Reviews:
368
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
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124
Gots:
142
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3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, spice, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but is coming across as going downhill at this point.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Necropsy
4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aged for at least 4 years.

A - dark black, good lacing.

S - overwhelming oak, chocolate.

T - heavy oak, with chocolate and coffee. Dark and rich.

M - Smooth and oily, a slick mouth coating treat.

Overall, this is a great beer. It has aged to an incredible degree as part of my stout tasting. IT ix rich oaky and chocolatey. This really is a fine example of what aging can do to a high abv stout. Old
Rasputin was one of the stouts that I weaned my beer nerdness on, and this stout has not disappointed. This isn't available any longer, but go pick up a 4 pack of the regular stuff, you won't be disappointed.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of rudzud
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade. Pretty darn cool. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice dark dark brown nearly oily black hue with a thin quarter inch mocha head that fades to leave a thin thin mocha blanket. Quite nice.

S - Aromas of sweeter malts/dark fruits, oak, caramel, brown sugars, soft bourbon and chocolate. Bit on the sweeter side.

T - Taste is sweet, but obvious bourbon, caramel, alcohol soaked oak, chocolates, faint darker fruits, light smoke along with anise. Subtle vanilla and molasses as well

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice. A bit on the thinner side but still quite pleasant

O - Overall, a tasty stout. Possibly on the downswing of prime as right now it is awfully sticky and the dark fruit is not really enjoyed. Starting to become too sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.1.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with anice active dark tan head that fades slowly.

S - Boozey, oak, malts, chocolate.

T - Chocoalte, sweet whiskey, a touch of oak and grain.

D - Decent carbonation with a thinner body.

O - Lovely whiskey and chocolate, barrel plays nicely with it.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Old Rasputin XII from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.3 out of 5 based on 539 ratings.
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