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
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4.33/5
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974 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:
974
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Lare453
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 500ml bottle in a snifter

A black stout color with a medium quick dissipating head. Great lacing. Pretty beer.

S light bourbon, oak, bakers chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, espresso with lemon peel,

T wow! A surprising light beginning with cocoa, nice coffee, the middle has a light vanilla, charred bourbon barrel and oak, the end is the best part, bigger bourbon barrel flavors, dark and bitter chocolate flavors. The aftertaste is a long lasting bourbon. A fantastic and wonderfully balanced beer. Delicious.

M smooth, soft, no bite, no heat. Great beer.

O wow. This beer is wonderful. One of the best bb stouts I've had. Balanced, soft, smooth, not overly sweet, no heat what so ever, just absolutely fantastic. I love it and highly recommend trying it.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Binny's I think? Can't totally remember. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick cap, minimal lacing. Very dark brown with some glints of transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - Massive doses of coconut, vanilla, marshmallow, and chocolate fudge. Bourbon is present and earthy, but doesn't overwhelm, and there's some mild roast and oak to keep things from getting overly sweet. Not much booze, considering this is relatively fresh.

T - The taste is a bit more on the charry and roasty side of things, with more bourbon and dry oak and less of the awesome coconut and vanilla flavors. There's still a hefty dose of baker's chocolate, but this is definitely more on the espresso side of things with a lingering moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-full body, with pleasant moderate-to-low carbonation. Body is creamy and soft, with only mild roast and oak in the finish. Perhaps a touch of alcohol warming, but less than expected from a fresh 12% barrel-aged stout.

D - This was quite nice, and seems ready for prime time right out of the gate unlike some of the other vintages. Eminently drinkable, other than the steep price tag. That being said, I may actually buy another bottle of this even though it's $22.

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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Catch up rating from Saturday's RS bottle share. Sample rated was XV. Smooth, silky, oily, just enough burn on top of this already exemplary stout. Nice sipper.

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3.59/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A solid version of Old Raspy.

Pours black with great head and lacing, a bit of a waterfall effect with the tan head.

Aroma pops from the bottle with booze and bourbon. Vanilla, sweet, some cocoa. Sniffing the glass reveals a toned down bourbon and booze. More leather and vanilla. Flashes of roasted malt and coffee.

Flavor is more stout and less BA. The vanilla and booze are not dominant, and I like that. For 11.90% this has some booze, but it's really quite drinkable. Leather, black plum, earth tones, red wine tannin all come through in the flavor. I pour this at cellar temperature so not much changed.

While my ratings may seem low, it's not b/c the beer lacks anything, except maybe some body. The flavors are nice, the feel is comfortable and the booze is hidden for the most part.

A darn fine beer. Glad I have another

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 974 ratings
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