beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Imperial Stout pours a medium to dark black color from a 500ml bottle. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, a touch of vanilla and some bourbon. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, with a touch of vanilla and bourbon. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance, with a touch of an alcohol bite. The bourbon flavors tend to overwhelm the chocolate and coffee a little. Nice and mellow, will probably improve with some more aging. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet, with some bourbon.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brisk ,whiskey malt aroma, an occasional whisper of oak and hop, but that is always beaten down by the bourbon.Obviously good barrels were used here.Bourbon also dominates the taste, a blanket of bourbon covering the chocolate malts with vanilla and carmel tinges. bourbon is perhaps a little to dominating here, which I actually prefer,but a little more balance would make top tenish. Thanks Kingpin
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque brown with a dark cream colored head. Smells of huge bourbon, oak and a hint of caramel and vanilla. Taste is big on the bourbon, but mellows out at the finish. Feels full in the mouth and is a sipper for sure. An enjoyable apartif beer.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle thanks to boboski. Lots of burbon and wood in the flavor and the aromas. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts too. Flavor was only a little alcoholic, and a lot of vanilla and burbon and wood. Pretty good stuff.
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nearly opaque brown-black with a large light brown head. Heavy bourbon note in the aroma, with dark chocolate, vanilla, and toast. Caramel, vanilla, dark alefruit flavors. Some roastiness then manifests with bourbon character. Some chocolatey sweetness in the finish, with some alcohol as well. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, somewhat hot.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle thanks to Fordest. Nice flavors of roasted malt and chocolate. Some wood flavors. Very good.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Fordest. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Damn there is alot going on. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and caramel.
Ratman197 (9020) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle (thanks to Davecooks) poured a translucent black with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, toffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, carmel, toffee, dark chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering semisweet finish.
A very tasty beer I highly recommend it!
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking it next to the regular Rasputin, this offering was quite good. Nice bourbon notes didnít overpower the beer, but provided a nice enhancement. I would definately recommend getting your hands on a bottle.
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa, whiskey! Black with a deep tan head. The aroma is heavy on the whiskey and vanilla notes, with roasted malts, some tobacco, and sweet malts. Full body. Smokey roasted malts, whiskey, vanilla, buttered popcorn, some cocoa, and coffee. In a side by side with the original this version is much less earthy with a more intense flavor overall. Finish is sweet molasses and malty, with a bitter, burning tongue. Frickení amazing.