North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XXVI
This beer pours jet black with a comforting layer of toffee-colored foam. The warm aromatics of the spirit rises from the glass, carrying roasted notes of bourbon, vanilla, and cocoa. The bourbon character from the barrel-aging gives the beer a full-bodied creaminess and a warm, tingling heat.
The bourbon character from the barrel-aging gives the beer a full-bodied creaminess that coats the mouth with warm, tingling heat. The flavor of the beer is complex. This beer obviously began its life as a stout, full of roasted flavors from the malt, but now carries the complementary sweet flavors of chocolate and vanilla mingled with the bourbon. The beer finishes well with notes of raisins and berry-like fruits.
Prior to 2010, Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin was released in such limited quantities that it was available only at the North Coast Brewing retail shop in Fort Bragg, California. However, we received so many requests for this beer that we began producing enough Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin to put into broader, but still limited, distribution.
North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin uses Roman and Mayan numerals to indicate the release number.