ekstedt (6489) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
LearninBeer (469) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2751) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
altonbrownd (5457) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Clownoisseur (420) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. XV edition. Pours near pitch black with a deep rising mocha colored head that settles to a cap with nice lacing. Aromas of deep roasted coffee, anise, light brown sugar, light vanilla and wet oak bourbon. Taste follows the nose with a nice harmony between the sweet chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and bourbon notes to the bitter coffee and anise. Medium to heavy bodied, slightly creamy, slightly oily. Really nice beer!!
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2015 Tap, 2013, hopcat- aroma is bourbon, licorice, coffee, and vanilla. Taste has a bit of a harshness to it compared to the no ba version- in a good way, big flavor, a bit of a chalk finish
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare. Pitch black with a light tan head. Nose has bourbon, sweet licorice and chocolate. TAste is smooth, mellow, butterscotch, caramel, milk chocolate and fudge.
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This has been sitting for a while. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, roast, malt, dark fruits, malt. Taste has lots of vanilla, bourbon, hard roast, chocolate, sweet licorice, toffee, caramel, fudge.