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RATINGS: 993   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

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29168) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11027) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
caesar (4954) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11131) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6784) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Thanks john-adam! Pours deep black with dark brown head. Aromas of burbon, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and alcohol. Nice thick body with flavors of malt, burbon, chocolate, and coffee in the finish. Wonderful brew. This was the X version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
Poured black with a brown creamy head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Smells amazing. Smooth bourbon and vanilla flavors. As Brenton stated earlier is the only "flaw" is the body. Not as thick as others but still beautifully done. Thanks to Mreusch for suppling this a long time ago.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 John_Adam comes through again sharing this gem Andrew and I. Got tons of bourbon flavors mixed with slashing vanilla and mocha characters as well. Strong alcoholic beer, the main flaw is the body. Way too thin for me, needs some darkness for a few years to thicken up. Age will work wonders for this beer. Get some of this one, great beer to try. Big thanks to AgentSteve for this one!

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