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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.

XII 11.2% ABV
XIV 11.5% ABV
XV 11.9% ABV
XVI 11.3% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1804) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
July Ale Alpharetta. Been wanting to try this one for a while. XIV 2012 edition. Thick black pour with not much in the realm of head. Soy, bourbon, dark chocolate, bits of coffee, some booze. Big sweet thick finish. Sticky awesomeness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (374) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Black with a large tan head that dissipates. Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, mild cherry, mild hazelnut, spicy alcohol heat, coconut, fresh fruity esters, moderate earthy hop bitterness, lingering burnt/roast finish. Strong carb for the style lightens the mouthfeel quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (909) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
RBAG. Black, thick sludgy stuff. Big barrel aroma, some roast, coffee. Taste is heavy on the bourbon end, lots of wood character, but a bit sweet and caramel too. Good stuff...Sadly, I didnt bother to check the year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2257) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at the Hanshin Seed Event version XV or XVI. Crazy thick brown head. Maple, oak, tannic & complex nose. The mouthfeel is smooth & soft. Wow. The taste is vanilla, oak, chocolate, whiskey/bourbon, complex - a big cut above the regular Rasputin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (425) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Version XVI - Noire et opaque, coiffée d’une onctueuse mousse brune, le visuel est typique au style. Dès qu’on y plonge le nez, on sait qu’on aura droit à une bière costaude et bien goûteuse. Des effluves bourbonesques, chocolatées, caramélisées et caféinées sont décelables, toutes les choses que j’aime d’un bon stout impérial se retrouvent réunies sous le même palais. Le bourbon est puissant mais n’anéantit pas les saveurs chocolatées. Liquoreuse voire crémeuse, cette bière est d’une grande qualité.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours opaque dark brown with a small brown head with good lacing. Nose is cream, coffee and chocolate, vanilla, charcoal, olive and figs. There is a bit of floral hops. Flavor is slightly sweet verging to a bitter finish. Long bitter finish, alcohol in chest, a little chalky. Full bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 500ml bottle c/o blankboy via glouglouburp. Black pour, smallish creamy light brown rocky head. Aroma - bourbon, alcohol, soy sauce - like chocolate fudge, creamy - good. Taste - even MORE bourbon! - like a mocha cake with added bourbon and a bit of kirsch thrown in ’cuz why not - boozy. Slick, airy, alcoholic, cloying finish ... yeah yeah yeah, well made, yadda yadda yadda - ENOUGH with the bourbon barrel aging - can you bastards just please make BEER from now on? Jeez.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
Pretty darn good, but can’t see this being a regular tipple - the price just doesn’t justify the quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (949) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to snifter. Deep dark hue with brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, figs, raisins, chocolate, toffee, molasses, coffee, raisins. Mouthfeel is fantastic with medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a really nice astringentness in the following and finishing with wood tannins and ethanol. Overall a fantastic brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (309) - Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
A black body supports a tall smooth medium khaki head with solid durability leaving splotchy erratic lace all around

Whiskey and dried fruit tango over a bold barrel base offering coconut, marshmallow, pie crust, and chocolate syrup, all on a silky, comfortably carbonated medium body coating and drying with smokey tannic accents and toffee cookies

XV cork and cage 16.9oz served at 60° into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter

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