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Barrel Aged Old Rasputin

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by queens1130, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Ricelikesbeer

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    I don't know that I'd buy it for $20+ dollars either, but at least regular Rasputin is pretty inexpensive for what it is eh? I can often find it for around 8 bucks for a 4 pack... And year round.
     
  2. imfrommichigan

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    Does this brew ever make up into MI territory?
     
  3. YogiBeer

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    If we get some and it doesnt, I would gladly trade you fro something from michigan. :)
     
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    I appreciate the generosity! Dammit, I effin love this site. People are awesome.
     
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    I bought the XII or XIII (didn't they skip a year of this?) that sat on a shelf for about 4 months. I think it's worth the money at least once. Like Westy.
     
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    I bought mine at Bevmo in Rancho. All bevmos in the inland empire should have gotten a case yesterday. Retail is 21.99.
     
  7. drewone

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    Lets pour has it.
     
  8. RDMII

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    At $25.50 too, which isn't much above retail.
     
  9. jtmartino

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    I was able to find a couple of bottles at the last Whole Foods 20% off sale (couple months ago). Already marked down. I walked out the door with them at $15 each, which was a good deal.

    It has a really strong bourbon flavor, and tons of heat from the alcohol. Worth sitting on for a little bit.
     
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    Only had it once mostly due to the price but it was really good. I doubt you will regret the experience.
     
  11. RDMII

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    I'm actually one of the only people I know who was willing to pay the price and go for more than one, I bought eight last year. Love the beer and figured I wouldn't get much chance to buy a lot, and I was right. It sells out fast in GA. Shooting for that much this year too.
     
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    I am in VA and also love this beer. Just had a bottle fromlast year and it is absolutely incredible. I am hoping to get some this year and willtry sitting on a 4 pack of OR. I believe I paid around 25 per bottle at a total wine near VA Beach last year
     
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    It's good but there are cheaper options of the same caliber.
     
  14. mrbubbler

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    That sounds like Bottle Barn pricing.
     
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    That's even cheaper than bottle barn pricing. I think they usually sell it for around $18.
     
  16. TheSaboteur

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    Pull the trigger the one time. You won't regret it. However, like many have said, it's too expensive for repeat purchases.
     
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  17. drgonzo2k2

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    This beer is in at least three different stores I frequent in LA.
     
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    I think I'm going to pass on this one, as much as I admire North Coast and most of the beers they make. I actually liked the Old Stock better than barrel aged version, so I'm unconvinced that North Coast really knows what they're doing when it comes to barrel aging. The balance was missing from Old Stock Cellar Reserve. Has anyone noticed anything similar with the BA Ole Raspy?
     
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    I'll probably buy a bottle just to tick it... I still have a bottle from last year that I was ageing. I'll probably drink that one and then put this one in its place when it comes out.
     
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    When I see it, I'm buying as much as I can afford. Love it.
     
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    I dont care much for it. The last time it shelves it moved rather slow, my local spot had them for like a month and I remember that whole foods had them a while too. I guess cause of the price tag. Although this releases tend to move faster and faster every yr.
     
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    It's a great beer but it's not amazing and definitely doesn't validate the price point for a bottle that size.
     
  23. sukwonee

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    Most Lost Abbey bottles cost that much for same size bottle
     
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    Like Black OPS, I don't understand how one of the most affordable RISs are $20+ a bottle just because they are barrel aged.
     
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    i love this and bought three of the 14 and 2 of the 15
     
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    I bought this last year. $23 for (I think) a 500ml bottle. For that price, I feel it is fair to be critical and to expect a great beer. It was nowhere near great and, in fact, may even have been infected. No way I'm buying it again.
     
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    Pick of it... Had it on Monday... It was delicious.

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    Just ordered 1 bottle to drink, 1 bottle to age from letspour. I'm excited to try it out! (bought 4 other beers so I got free shipping and they are running $10 off special now)
     
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    Sounds like the year round raspy... meh
     
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    beer haiku's.. I love em!
     
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    Alabama just passed the "big bottle" law this year, so it's our first time to see it on shelves this week....was excited to try it so I bought 1 to drink and 1 to age....but at $40 I couldn't help but feel I would have been happier walking out with 2 Imperial Biscotti Break for $30..
     
  32. StevenSpringer

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    Its really good and on par with BCBS and Parabola IMO, but it is pricy, I picked it up for $20.99 at an organic grocer here in Chico, CA
     
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    I loved this beer when I first found it. I can tell you this the 12th An bottles are way better and not just cause its got a little age on it. 12 was better from the get go. The head on the 14th was brown kinda coco colored. The 12th was a purple lace. This beer is not bad but there are much better picks for the price. Try to find your self a 12th anniversary batch and drink them side by side. You will see what im talking about. 12th was just way better, almost seemed like 2 different brews.
     
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    Fuck yes you would have!
     
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    i have a bottle of the XIV i plan on drinking next week. i agree on the price tag, though. north coast over prices all of their big bottles. i was at a store the other day that charged $30 for their bottle of grand cru. if it were 750ml, i could maybe justify if i had the cash, but i cannot spend $30 for essentially a pint bottle.
     
  36. ThatCracker

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    Last time I dropped $20 for a bottle it was black ops - very disappointing but wouldn't mind trying this one.
     
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    Whoa, local dive store didn't have it in their price system, asked how much and he said, "I'll let it go at the bargain price of $7.99, but you can only buy one". Lucky for him, would've cleaned him out right then and there. He probably lost money on this bottle.
     
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    Phenomenal fresh but this series ages HORRIBLY. The XI and XII are awful right now.
     
  39. TicoCali

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    For $20 its just ok. I would rather put an extra $10 and get me a bottle of one of the 50/50 EC
     
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    I would be happy if they departed from this deceptive bottle format (500 ml that looks like it holds 750ml) and actually gave you a few more ounces for your money and trouble.
     
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