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RATINGS: 1092   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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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
XVIII 12.1% ABV


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
bottle at home, poured a dark brown to black colour with a two finger mocha head on top. nose of sweet chocolate, lot of roasted malts, vanilla, vanilla cream, oak, and a big amount of sweet sticky bourbon. however, the taste and mouthfeel are way to thin. very weak bodied mouthfeel. only with notes of sweet chocolate and bourbon. i was expecting a lot more of this one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Breezy4life (29) - - FEB 13, 2016
Aroma is oaky. You can definitely smell the bourbon and alcohol. Color is very dark. Coffee and chocolate are overshadowed by oak, smoke, and bourbon. Mouthfeel is glorious. Strong, full, rich, and bourbon filled with a relatively quick and quite smooth finish, especially at 9% abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1437) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2016
500ml bottle XVI vintage pours dark brown black with small thin head. Nose is big dark fruit, licorice, plum, bakers chocolate, vanilla. Taste is slightly thin, bitter dusty Belgian chocolate, dark fruit, slight fruity twang? Round vanilla spice and cacao. Finishes bitter, unsweetened chocolate, fruity plum notes, grape and raisin. Something may not have been quite right with this bottle, there was a noticeable twang... Not bad but slightly disappointing for what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (341) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Sample at beer junction. Not much of a nose. Tate’s like dark male with a bit of oatmeal. Has a wiskey like aftertaste. Definatly a little different than most barrel aged beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Very long flavour, on the sweet side, but with balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1541) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a vanilla, bourbon and oak finish. XVI

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1379) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
Bouteille 500ml, XVI, gracieuseté de Beervana lors CanBIF Spring 2015, Thanks Cameron! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka crémeuse et persistante. Arôme de Bourbon, fudge, malt torréfié, touche boisé, noix, chocolat. Goût de Bourbon, fudge, chocolat, malt torréfié, bonne amertume. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen-dense.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Banksiz (73) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
This is the XV, rated January 2016. Nose is wonderful, a touch of cherry, a slight alcoholic warmth. Beautifully balanced, rich flavors with bitterness appropriate to the body. Slight thinness to the body is the only thing that stands between this and perfection. Pleasant warming finish, with a satisfying bitterness from the hops and roasted malts. A wonderful imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1819) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 Lots and lots of oak. Chocolate. Side by side w rye whiskey version, this is much smoother. Tasted at Carter’s NYE party.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (982) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
XVI Aroma - super roast, boozy bourbon, cocoa nibs, perhaps some dark fruit Appearance - massive brown head stacked on black body. Ultra lacing. Taste - roast, dark chocolate, dark fruit raisins - some vanilla. Licorice, some big bourbon oaky booze. Palate - full body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a long boozy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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