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North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Seems hard to believe that we’ve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but that’s what’s happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, we’ve brewed a special small batch that’s been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. It’s bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and it’s amazing. The depth, intensity and complexity of the flavor profile make it a worthy tribute to this fine beer.

This entry is for all anniversary Bourbon BA Old Rasputin releases.

X 11.6% ABV
XII 11.2% ABV
XIV 11.5% ABV
XV 11.9% ABV
XVI 11.3% ABV
XVII 12.1% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3214) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, thnx to bytemesis. Pours a pitch black beer with a big, brownish head on top. Aroma has massive bourbon notes, a big touch of vanilla, wood, some oak in there as well. Flavor is very sweet, American, strong, slightly boozy and bourbon. The balance is very nice, it lacks a bit of density. Still very nice and impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle ( XVI ) at home. Pours nearly black. Small , light head. I exected it to be more dark, but at least its not white.... it fades fast as well. Smell is roasty, bit bitter, some bourbon-inspired grainyness, but not really vanilla or sweetness...Taste is bitter up front , and than turns into a beautifull, complex and elegant. Some booze towards the back, but it’s not unpleasently strong. Just like the base though, this is the typical Imperial stout where there is nothing wrong , at any level, but its not rememorable, ’just’ a well brewed BA Imperial stout. I like it, but I would have prefered a thicker MF. and perhaps something to set it apart from all the other beers in this type that are on today’s market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fphv587 (1) - CHINA - JUN 7, 2015 does not count
medium body, creamy, bitter, bread, toast, roasty, barnyard, banana, skunky, vanilla, amber, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, brown foam, sparkling, medium sweetness, umami,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1125) - GREECE - JUN 7, 2015
500ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, lots of dark dried fruits, plums, chocolate, wood, vanilla, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium oily creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2755) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. XV. Nose is booze and vanilla. A moderate chocolate aroma. Rich. Taste is dark bitter chocolate. Really damn smooth, rich. Overall yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
dense beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is lots of bourbon, wood, vanilla, boozy. tase like aroma, lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some molasses with a long bitter finish. silky smooth body, pours thick, medium carbonation. superb, not a sweet cloying BA mess like some others RIS’es! bottle (reads) 50cl (is 75cl?) / XII vintage

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
(This rating is for XII) Standard malty stout smell. Taste is a great mix between chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Low carbonation, medium to full body, and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - APR 25, 2015
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a chalice on 02.21.15. A: Lots of vanilla with chalky cocoa, dark fruit, and milk chocolate. A: 2 1/2 finger head that stays. Midnight black body with no red in the glass. T: Vanilla and milk chocolate dominate. Slight dark berry and coffee are subtle. P: Smooth and too bubbly. Medium chewy. O: There was lots of alcohol heat in this one. It burned quite a bit going down. It doesn’t have the bitter sting like the base version has, so the barrel must have smoothed it out some. It was ok, but I wouldn’t buy it again at the price ($23.75). The flavors were too subtle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparf (175) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Explosivt kraftig arom. Läder, choklad, tobak, vanilj, kanske lite kaffe. Fullständigt svart brygd. Tätt bra skum men dåliga lämningar. Söt, kraftig smak med toner av mörk choklad, vanilj och en aning bourbon och espresso. Fyllig kropp och en mjuk kolsyra. Eftersmaken bär på en trevligt avrundad röstning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (780) - HUNGARY - APR 23, 2015
0.5l bottle - XII. Slightly reddish black body, light brown head that collapses quite quickly. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, spicy hops, vannilla and sour cherries. Taste of chocolate, bourbon, sour cherry and lots of roasted malts in the finish. Medium body, warming alcohol. Very nice.

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