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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
Seems hard to believe that weíve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but thatís whatís happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, weíve brewed a special small batch thatís been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. Itís bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and itís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1853) - 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 Carterís NYE party.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (995) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (618) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Dark brown pour. Boozy aroma as expected. Pretty boozy in the taste too. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1434) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Pours a pitch black with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma has huge caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, slight booze, roast, sweet licorice, very nice! Taste is actually pretty weak up front, but gets huge caramel, bourbon and vanilla sweet afterwards. Milk chocolate again. Very smooth and mellow. velvety texture and a low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6354) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Roasted chocolate and coffee aroma, some tar, wood, and vanilla, slightly boozy. Medium to full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LearninBeer (458) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Old Rasputin XII. The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and roasty. Pours black, with virtually no head but excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish a long bitter. Wow this is probably the best RIS Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1311) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of sherry, oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses and caramel. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses, caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Before obtaining this beer I didnít realize the BB version was stronger than regular Old Raspy. Actually I didnít even realize until reading the database entry just now, so that explains why I didnít like this beer as much as I thought I would have, given my love of regular Old Raspy. So yea, the oak and roast is a bit too much, over the topic tannic, somewhat astringent, somewhat acrid. Thereís a little bourbon-y hint but its mostly heavy oak and roast, really big. Too much. Looks good with a dark black color, opaque, and a firm tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1088) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Aromas of barrel wood, toffee, chocolate, milk, coconut milk, sugar, oak and soy sauce. Pours black with a really heavy carbonation. Taste brings coconut, lactose, spoiled milk, pineapple juice, chocolate, toffee, mocha, espresso, funky dark malts, vanilla and barrel wood. Overall, interesting twist on a great base beer. Lots of chocolate, oak, vanilla and coconut notes. A- rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5174) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12/3/2009 2:13:57 PM Big bottle from hi-time. Dark brown body with lacy head. Really nice nose of chocolate, malts and toffee. Chocolate shake taste. Full-bodied. Really roasty, smooth and delicious. Tres bien!

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