Best of 2011: Platinum Medal, "Superlative"
–World Beer Championships, Beverage Testing Institute
Top 11 Beers for 2011
"World class, the best of the best....This is beer at its highest level of sophistication...."
–Modern Brewery Age
To celebrate the tenth anniversary (X) of Old Rasputin in 2006, we brewed a special batch of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout, which we aged in bourbon barrels for a year and in 2007 released in 500 ml bottles with cork and wire finish and a special commemorative label. Over the next two years XI and XII followed, and after a two year wait, we introduced Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XIV.
The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin. 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 as of the 12th anniversary (XII), we began producing enough Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin to put into broader, but still limited, distribution.
Bitterness: 75 IBUs