Whatup14 (1711) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Banksiz (94) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
thomashall (710) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Dark brown pour. Boozy aroma as expected. Pretty boozy in the taste too. Decent stuff.
Vestergaard (1764) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, 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 (487) - 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 I’ve ever had.
Joakgust (1366) - 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 (2761) - 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 didn’t realize the BB version was stronger than regular Old Raspy. Actually I didn’t even realize until reading the database entry just now, so that explains why I didn’t 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. There’s 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.