Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s sticky table tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and vanilla with funky sour aspects, should that be there? Flavour is over moderate sweet, light sour, moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (1717) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter, labeled Rasputin Bourbon BA. Bottled 28/11/13, ABV 11.4% Pours a deep mahogany brown beer, with a beige head,bubbly, thin-both in size and density-, with okay retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity, with bourbon, vanilla, wood, sweet, great! Tastes sweet and it has lots of dark stewed fruits just like Rasputin (by reading my notes), vanilla, bourbon, light alcohol, sugar. Light bitterness on the aftertaste that challenges you to take another sip, and the faster yo do it, the better. Medium body with good carbonation (big improvement from the Rasputin I had).. Overall this was a great beer, nicely enhanced from the barrel aging and one of those that makes you want to try the spirit (drink) where it was aged in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1562) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Yet another great barrel aged imperial stout from De Molen. Oily beer, with a very malty body of roasted coffee. Buffalo gives the beer a soft creamy note, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. The pour’s soupy brown with a frothy white head. Bizarrely brown for a stout, a lighter shade than I’m used to seeing. The nose is vanilla, ash, bread. Mildly astringent. Some red berry and fruit leather. The taste is full of ink cartridge, burnt wood. Baked pear. Red apple fruits. Chocolate and vanilla. Full body, soft carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3196) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 28, 2014
Dark brown body and coke like fizzy head. Lots of bourbon. I like the sweetness thereof, but it dims the base beer down dramatically. With the woody and raisin flavour from the bourbon it gains, it looses the dark malts and full body. That?s a shame. Especial the thin mouth feel and murky brown colour are far less than I hoped. Taste is still good, certainly bitter enough, but not amazing. Bit disappointing. But admittedly I am not a barrel aged beer lover. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (356) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 ounce draft (Bourbon barrel aged Cease & Desist) at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, dark fruit. Tasting notes of bourbon, sweet fruit, dark fruit, booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (1898) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2013. Dark brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, chocolate, light booze, apples and grapes. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, booze, bourbon and wood. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Weird. Prefer it non BA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (1264) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Heb voor mij twee waxed flesjes staan 1. Rasputin Bourbon BA en de 2. Rasputin Buffalo Trace. ben benieuwd of enkel het etiket verschillend is. We beginnen met de Rasputin Bourbon B.A. het bier schenkt ik als zwart zonder kraag, in het licht zit er een mooie rode gloed in. aroma is die van een heerlijke volle Bourbon, goed zoet met daaronder de tonen van gebrande/geroosterde mouten, werkelijk super . smaken zijn redelijk zoet, van de bitterheid van een basis Rasputin is nagenoeg niets meer over, het bier is geevolueerd in zachte en romige smaken, zeer sterk (alcoholisch), vanille, tannine, hout, kruiden, en iets fruitigs. volle body, romig van textuur, lage co2 en afdronk die zoetig en alcoholisch is, Ik kan mij voorstellen dat niet iedereen een liefhebber van dit bier zal zijn, maar ik wel, vind deze héérlijk !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2014
from Erzbierschof - very dark brown beer, almost black with no foam left; surprising aroma of nougat, cheese, chocolate and meat sauce; late hints of wood; some sweetness and a robust malt backbone, pretty umami; some astringence and a long woody, vanilla and chocolatey finish - not fully coherent yet pretty enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (2826) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Une bière embouteillée le 2 juillet 2013. Un impérial brun qui ne présente que quelques grosses bulles comme tête mousseuse. Un nez qui porte la signature de ce bourbon que j’ai eu la chance d’apprécier dernièrement. Donc, des parfums doux de caramel et de toffee avec des pointes de sucre d’érable. Une bouche nettement plus développée. Le Buffalo et Rasputin transpirent quelques notes fruitées et chocolatées. Le caractère boisé du fût s’affirme avec un certain bonheur : il est capable de secouer les notes douces de caramel et de vanille. Une pointe épicée apparaît à l’horizon : la trace du bison? En bouche, le liquide déçoit quelque peu. Le manque de bulles est un problème récurent chez De Molen. J’apprécie tout de même la texture huileuse du liquide. En finale, une sensation épicée et boisée d’un fût bien adouci par les sucres maltés. Définitivement dans la catégorie «ordinaire». Bien sûr, nous sommes ici loin d’une catastrophe. Ceci dit, je pleure celui qui vient d’acheter une caisse de ce produit bas de gamme. Avec un peu de poivre ou de piments forts, sans aucun doute une excellente marinade à steak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4721) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
Bottled, dated July 2nd 2013, large sample. Slight hazy copper to redbrown color, tiny debris floating around, short off-white lacing. Aroma has quite some bourbon, vanilla, biscuit, some red fruit, hint of smoke and wood (most likely from the buffalo trace). Difficult to recognize the base beer, as it is mostly buffalo trace (having the bourbon next to it). Base beer only gives some chocolate and coffee extra, some very dark burned malts. Taste has some sweetness, lots of malty bitterness, slight alcohol. After sipping the bourbon next to it, the effect of the bourbon on the beer does diminish a bit actually and the base beer comes through more and more. Interesting to do this experiment. Back to the beer: seems to me still that the BA has given it a bit too much booze and certainly backs down the yeast esters that make the rasputin a rasputin. Interesting.

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