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RATINGS: 1106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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.

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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1711) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Banksiz (94) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2143) - 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 Carter’s NYE party.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - 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 (710) - 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 (1764) - 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 (6528) - Göteborg, 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 (487) - 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 I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1366) - 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 (2761) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
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.

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