This is the Snobby Beer review of Old Rasputin XIV (14th) Anniversary from North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, California. This is the bourbon barrel aged version of Old Rasputin, which is a year-round Imperial Stout. Old Rasputin is known as being one of the most authentic and popular Russian Imperial Stouts available.
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From the North Coast website (about XII, not XIV):
“Rasputin XII is Here!
For the past few years, barrel-aged Old Rasputin has been released in such limited quantities that it has been available only at the brewery retail shop. However, we have received so many requests for this beer that for the 12th anniversary, NCBC produced enough Old Rasputin XII to put into broader distribution. There’s certainly not a flood of it, but it is available in select areas. Check the distributor in your area to find where to get it.
We guarantee that the Old Rasputin XII will be worth the search. It is amazing stuff. Aging in oak whiskey barrels adds a level of complexity that amplifies the espresso/chocolate notes in the flavor profile and takes this unique beer to new heights.
Style: Barrel Aged
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