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

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding
101 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged StoutOld Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
963
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
351
For Trade:
22
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 101 | Ratings: 963
Reviews by thegodfather1076:
Photo of thegodfather1076
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Very classy simple label with the Old Rasputin logo, brewery info, web info, ABV info. Neck label has North Coast logo and Old Rasputin motto “Never Say Die”. Corked bottle with a North Coast logo cage.

Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 15min before pouring this from its 22oz bomber into a 16oz snifter. XV pours out a thick jet black with a slight amber hue when held up to the light. An aggressive pour led to a 2½ finger brown airy foam head. Head retention was excellent at 4min 56sec before fading to a thick frothy head. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell of deep chocolate along with a slight roast coffee aroma. Hints of cherry and dark fruits along with vanilla Sweet bourbon alcohol hints along with a slight charred oak backbone.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very rich with a heavy chocolate flavor accompanied by a nice vanilla/caramel/bourbon accent. This gives way to a dark coffee espresso flavor. Cherry and a smokey oak followed immediately by a figgy dark fruit essence. Has a smokey roast backbone.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the heavier side of medium bodied with a thick creamy smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable for a such a high ABV.

Overall/Comments: This was phenomenal. Very complex in the nose and on the palette with little to no alcohol detectable on either. A must try! Consumed 3/23/13. Classified as a Russian Imperial Stout at 11.9% ABV.

 1,418 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

 446 characters

Photo of DanGeo
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioBobcat
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jono0101
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of brownbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

 421 characters

Photo of NWer
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Shagator
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of StoutFox
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of VernonKell
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mctizzz
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of tednkelly
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BrandonDZ
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of chossboss
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe