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RATINGS: 1026   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
XVII 12.1% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2014
I had started to tire of BA because ultimately many of the beers ended up tasting like bourbon. This one is a refreshing exception. Bourbon notes, but not overpowering. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lopisar (231) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
XV. Black color with tan head. Raisins vanilla coffee some caramel. Pretty light feeling when the appearance and aroma is considered

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1271) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
The XV. On tap at Apex Bar in portland, Oregon. Colour...basic black with a thick tan head. Nose...sugar infused booze with notes of burnt marshmallow, brown sugar syrup and broiled dates. Palate...badda-boom-badda-bing of booze up front and then loads of dry, oaky tannins and booze coated chocolate, with dark chocolate ganache and massively dark, dried fruit. The finish has lots of ethanol burn!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (403) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
XVI. Poured into a snifter. Black with khaki head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Just smells SMOOTH. All these flavors come through in the taste along with some more prominent raisin/plum. Mostly sweet, just a touch of bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bricktop86 (589) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3121) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, XIV, from and with Stephen Morris (thank you!), savoured on July 5 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, burnt barley, light Madeira, lightly stale, ink, anise; mouth: roasted barley, burnt barley, light Madeira, lightly stale, ink, anise, resinous hops, finale in roasted barley with presence of ink, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, silky texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, XIV, de et avec Stephen Morris (thank you!), savourée le 5 juillet 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petite anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, léger madère, légèrement éventée, encre, anis; bouche : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, léger madère, légèrement éventée, encre, anis, houblon résineux, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’encre, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle XIV bought back in the day. Poured black with tan ring. Aroma of molasses alcohol. Light carb med bod. Boozy bitter choc. Reg is better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (61) - - AUG 31, 2014
Imperial stout with decent bourbon flavor. It has more chocolate and less coffee than great lakes black out stout. It’s a little on the syrupy side. Tasted on 12/20/2013. Got it for $22 for 1 pint

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ABT_S54 (220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 500cl (XVI) bottle shared in a Trappist glass. Pours black with a surprisingly whitish head (hence the slightly less than perfect score - I like a nice brown head) which persists admirably throughout the session. Aroma is pure Bourbon Barrel and reminiscent of Bourbon County (still my reference) which is high, high praise. Taste is extremely smooth and easy drinking which considering its ABV is unbelievable. Less complex than Bourbon County but so delicious that I just accept it for what it is rather than compare the two. Charred oak, smoke, bourbon, chocolate and malt combine in perfect proportion and tastes of pure Christmas to me. In fact I shall buy some more bottles for Christmas time and open when I fancy, Truly worthy of its reputation and further proof that the American Imperial stouts are a force to be reckoned with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
XIV. Black as night pour. Very dark brown head. Aroma is of vanilla, chocolate, and hints of bourbon. Flavor is rich chocolate and cream with a slight bourbon finish. Amazing beer.

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