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North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Seems hard to believe that weíve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but thatís whatís happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, weíve brewed a special small batch thatís been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. Itís bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and itís amazing. The depth, intensity and complexity of the flavor profile make it a worthy tribute to this fine beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (75) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Smells sweet, oaky, chocolaty, vanilla, French roast. Very smooth. Boozy. Oak, bourbon taste, wood. Licorice?? I wish I had the regular good olde Old Rasputin to taste side by side...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, molasses, tobacco, some chocolate. Black with a fully lasting tan head. Dry, strong, boozy, sharp, some mild vanilla flavors. Full bodied, well carbonated, finishes with lingering roasty flavors and hop bitterness, very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (220) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Smokey chocolate and warm bourbon aromas. Light tan head and black body. just like old rasputin with soft bourbon notes. Smooth and a little hot in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
Appearance: smooth near black pour, with a short, caramel colored head of creamy bubbles that fade, but will revive if swirled. Aroma: dark chocolate, powerful whiffs of vanilla, some toasted oak and smoke, hint of licorice, and a good dose of bourbon. Taste: chocolate, vanilla, cream, espresso, light licorice, molasses, and a solid woody, sweet and boozy undertone. Finish: firm, velvety palate with lingering chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Notes: Bottle labeled "XIV", 11.5% ABV. Laid it down for two years to let it smooth, and was glad of it. The barrel aging is handled masterfully, and it takes a better than average stout (regular Old Rasputin) and turns it into something extremely good. A great sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours black with a thin beige head. Milky, bourbon chocolate aroma. Taste is strong and rich with notes of bright fruit, licorice and mint. Finish is boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jake. Pour is black With thin layer of lacing. Aroma is big toasted malt, burnt malt, bourbon. Taste is big dark burnt malt, dark chocolate, big booze. A nice beer, but the regular old raspy might be better, the bourbon is too booze is maybe a little too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bekemeierk (4) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Great creamy head. Good color. Heavy taste on front end good finish. No hop lots of malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sunni05 (20) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can you say "kick a##"?? Wow! Nice warm bourbon scent. The flavor is a great blend of imperial stout with the perfect blend of bourbon flavor. A special treat for sure!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZombies1 (19) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 8, 2014
Barrel aged Old Rasputin XVI North Coast Brewing Russian Imperial Stout 11.3% ABV APPEARANCE: Out of the bottle it appears to be a dark chocolate brown, once in the glass it settles to a deep rich black. Nice billowy tan head with great retention. AROMA: Starts off like a melted Hershey bar with a touch of roasted marshmallows. That bourbon flavor comes crashing in bringing with it oak, vanilla, and ends with a smack of heat from the alcohol. Hits almost a little to hard. MOUTHFEEL: This is where I separate a great BA stout from an amazing BA stout. It falls a little thin here on the body. Decent carbonation that has a nice prickly feel on the tongue. OVERALL: Very great stout, the bourbon booziness gets a little overwhelming and the thin body are the only downfalls for me. Well that and the $20+ price tag. Glad I got to have this and overall it is a solid outing from North Coast brewing. RATING: 4.2/5 Zombie heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
48FanInCali (663) - California, USA - APR 7, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 XII Version from bottle - Black pour with off white head. Nice nose of roasted malt, vanilla, barrel, and chocolate. Taste follows the nose on the flavor side but it seems a little faded. A little bitterness from coffee and chocolate. Heading downhill. Not holding up to aging very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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