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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Seems hard to believe that weíve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but thatís whatís happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, weíve brewed a special small batch thatís been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. Itís bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and itís amazing. The depth, intensity and complexity of the flavor profile make it a worthy tribute to this fine beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle provided by (again) John C (amazing generosity) at Noog4. Dark chestnut pour with a nice thin head. Very enjoyable aroma. Itís creamy with bourbon and light wood notes. There is also some chocolate and a touch of sweetness left. The flavor is very nice and I enjoyed this blend of flavors much better than BB Speedway. Well integrated chocolate, malt, barrel & wood, bourbon and all in detectable amounts. The alcohol is there but not nearly as hot as some of the other BB aged brews I had that day. Good body, slick and not at all too thin. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Noogfest Four-O

Bottle, courtesy JohnC. Dark brown pour, tons of carbonation and lacing, fluffy white head. Alcohol and roasted notes in the nose, some fruit esters, caramel and some molasses wrapped in licorice. Mellow flavors overall, roasted malts and chocolate, some caramel and a nice vanilla finish. Very smooth, so easy to drink and full of flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Tasting @ Kolding Bryglaug. Special thanks to thewolf for the share. Arom is very rich and has prunes/dark fruits, wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roast. Pitch black coloured with a beige head. Taste is sweet with prunes, chocolate, bourbon and wood. Good intense bitterness and a lingering palate. These are the beers...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle from trade. Dark color. Smell of malt, oak, bourbon/whiskey, vanilla and some chocolate. Tastes the same but the bourbon dominates. Warms you up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood, malt, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and wood as well as light notes of bourbon. The alcohol leaves a slight alcohol burn in the throat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Thanks for sharing, thewolf! Black with a small, but lasting, tan head. Aroma has fresh oak and bourbon dominating with some weak hops an chocolate notes. Smooth, classic stout flavour with licorice, chocolate and burnt malt, plus some bourbon.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
caesar (4711) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle @ thewolf-and-his-flock-of-sheep tasting session. Delicious aroma of hop, chocolat, hint of coffee, obvious barrel-aged notes, slight sweet. Strong taste of rasputin with whisky aged notes. Aftertaste is quite alcoholic and bellywarming. Great great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle@TheWolf,tasting. Pours pitch black with a creamy lasting head & lacings. Aroma has bourban all over it. Taste is wood, roast, caramel & coffee. Warm, oily, slick, smooth, vinous & creamy. Like TheWolf says - the bourban is very powerfull but nevertheless wonderful!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle @ thewolfs pre-festival tasting, Kolding.
[thank you, after4ever]
[my 200th American rating]
Pours deep mahogany black with an impressive, staying, creamy beige head. Wonderful aroma, good bourbon notes, wood, roasted malts and caramel. Super creamy mouthfeel. Powerful flavour as well, lots of bourbon again, vinious, a bit on the sweet side, with a coffee like finish. Only drawback is perhaps the bourbon being so powerful. But still a wonderful impy stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. black beer with a nice light brown head. Nice chocolate, bourbon, vanilla aroma. Bourbon, chocolate flavor with a rich malt base. Great balance. Richer bodied. Lingering chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Great.


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