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
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:
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Added by Philousa on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
971
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark black, no light passes through. Has a two finger mocha head with good retention and lacing for an 11.90 % abv beer. The aroma has Bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, and coconut. Just amazing.

Tastes every bit as great as it smells. There is Bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, coconut, and dark roasted malt. This is a sweet beer, with some bitterness for balance provided by the dark roasted malt. Just superb.

Full bodied, rich, smooth, creamy, and very easy to drink. Mildly carbonated. Even though I can taste the Bourbon, this is not a hot or boozy beer. I suspect that waiting as long as I did to drink this has helped tone down the alcohol heat. A magnificent beer as usual. XV anniversary might be the best version yet.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's hard for me to feel comfortable giving out 5's for anything, but this earned it in the taste category. Simply amazing. The first thing I noticed was the bourbon aroma, rich and heavy backed by oak, coffee, cherry, vanilla. Smells terrific. Taste is simply glourious, complex and rich. And it gets even better as it warms. Chocolate, hazelnut, smokey wood, and bourbon... the barrel aging really comes through. This would be simply orgasmic after a good aging. One of my new favorites.

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Old Rasputin XV Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 971 ratings.
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