Old Rasputin XIV Anniversary | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin XIV AnniversaryOld Rasputin XIV Anniversary
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by doughanson78 on 12-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
587
Reviews:
167
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up locally when this came around, enjoyed from a mini snifter. Beer poured black as night with a fizzy head that fizzed away quickly. Smell is boozy licorice. Taste is a bit more appetizing. Fairly boozy and black licorice. Black malts. Booze. Easy drinker for such a big beer. Not quite as amazing as xxii but a solid beer none the less. If only the price tag want so big on these.

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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500 ml poured into snifter
A: 4.5 very dark with 1 finger of head. Surprisingly more carbonated than I expected.
S: 4.25 does not hit me with any major flavors or aromas. I detect traces of malt roast, toffee, carmel, bourbon.
T: 4.5 very smooth, dark, compelling. Not what I expected, yet still true to the style. The roast flavor takes lead, after taste of chocolate, Carmel, coffee.
M: 4.75 thick as could be, as should be. Aftertaste is sweet and silky.
O: 4.5 very delicious. I would recommend this to any barrel aged fan, fits the name reputation to a T.

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into block 15 snifter.

A: Pours a deep dark brown, almost black, with about three fingers of dense and active dark tan head that slowly faded into a faint scum and thick collar. Streaky spots of wispy lace were left down the glass.
S: Sweeter than I was expecting with huge notes of bourbon, vanilla, rich chocolate and wood – pretty much in that order (of strength).
T: Bourbon and vanilla again dominate but I also get the chocolate and wood. The taste is more roasted than the nose and the vanilla is reminiscent of toasted marshmallows. The finish contains hints of cinnamon and barrel spice, and the aftertaste is full of roasted grains and sweet brown sugar.
M: Thick body, very well hidden alcohol (very little alcohol warmth/burn), and a very smooth and easy to drink mouthfeel. Impressive.
O: Just an all-around good time in a bottle, and a great treatment to an originally awesome beer. I look forward to this coming out every year.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

XIV version poured near black with a durable, dark tan head.

Full bodied; light ABV heat; slightly syrupy (in a good way); (from memory) smooth than the original Old Rasputin.

Very fine smell and flavor even though the bourbon barrels partially over-power the original's RIS characteristics. Indeed, my main criticism is that there is a bit too much bourbon barrel flavoring in this stout.

O: This aging treatment has transformed this ale into something quite different but nearly as appealing.

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Old Rasputin XIV Anniversary from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 587 ratings.
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