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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged StoutOld Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout
BA SCORE
4.33/5
Outstanding
973 Ratings
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged StoutOld Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Philousa on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
973
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
341
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 973 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by bnes09:
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dense-looking, jet black ale with towering caramel colored head. Outstanding retention for its strength. Coats the glass in what appears to be snow-topped mountains of creamy lacing.

Rich, sweet aroma of dark fruit, maple, toffee and milk chocolate. Soothing oak and bourbon character. Seems like I'm smelling this beer right from the barrel. As it warms, it imparts hints of scotch into my nostrils. Incredible!

Malt character suggests toasted wheat bread. Prune and maple sweetness kick in. Subtle hints of molasses, toffee and licorice add some depth. Just a touch of espresso. Mild, earthy hop character lies in the background and seems to compliment the sweet, malty qualities. Oak and bourbon flavors seem to round out the experience as well as bring all the flavors together and harmonize them. Has the most incredibly smooth finish I have yet to enjoy in any other beer. Toasted wheat, espresso and oak flavors linger in the finish.

Full bodied without being overly thick. Rich and sweet without a syrupy or sticky feel. High alcohol content yet well carbonated. Silky smooth throughout. The only dryness in the feel comes from the alcohol itself.

Truly an incredible masterpiece in brewing and barrel-aging. Northcoast seemed to capture the essence of each ingredient and bring them together in the most perfect balance. Well worth the $20 I paid for it. If you are a stout or barrel-aged beer fan, you must give this one a try!

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

look: Deep dark, nearly opaque brown. Some cola highlights barely peek around the edges when held to light. Fairly full mocha head on the pour that mostly recedes, but lingers around the rim.
smell: cocoa, vanilla, and subtle roasty char. Delicate oak and bourbon. Added all up a damn fine and decadent nose.
taste: All the flavors of the nose. Blooms into a rich full taste and the finish is a slightly spicy bitterness.
overall: A work of art.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioBobcat
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jono0101
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of brownbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a tulip glass the beer was black in color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a smattering of lace.

Wonderful aroma. Both dark and sweet chocolate, coffee. A little vanilla. A lot of booze.

The taste personified the aroma. Sweet chocolate/cocoa, dark chocolate. Bitter coffee. Big booze.

This was a full-bodied beer meant to be sipped. The alcohol is right there, but in a complimentary way.

I loved this beer!

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Photo of NWer
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pure black with a slight skiff of tan head, still well carbonated.
The aroma is loaded with dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit and a touch of vanilla and leather.
The taste is incredibly smooth. Rich, deep dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, a hint of leather. Dark fruit near the finish with a walnut-like drying close.
Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and even a bit bubbly.
Outstanding!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tednkelly
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BrandonDZ
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chossboss
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 973 ratings
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