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RATINGS: 998   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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, pours a dark black, aroma was strong of bourbon and the finish was rpugh around the edges from the barrels, I didn’t get too much of the nice roastiness from the old rasp, thanks for the share, definitely need to try this one again


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (145) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
500cl (XVI) bottle shared in a Trappist glass. Pours black with a surprisingly whitish head (hence the slightly less than perfect score - I like a nice brown head) which persists admirably throughout the session. Aroma is pure Bourbon Barrel and reminiscent of Bourbon County (still my reference) which is high, high praise. Taste is extremely smooth and easy drinking which considering its ABV is unbelievable. Less complex than Bourbon County but so delicious that I just accept it for what it is rather than compare the two. Charred oak, smoke, bourbon, chocolate and malt combine in perfect proportion and tastes of pure Christmas to me. In fact I shall buy some more bottles for Christmas time and open when I fancy, Truly worthy of its reputation and further proof that the American Imperial stouts are a force to be reckoned with.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstonerock24 (118) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
XIV. Black as night pour. Very dark brown head. Aroma is of vanilla, chocolate, and hints of bourbon. Flavor is rich chocolate and cream with a slight bourbon finish. Amazing beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and fruity tones. malt, fruit, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Full body with a nice wood / vanilla finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimsal27 (235) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Pours black with a beige head that fades. Leaves nice lacing on glass. Taste and nose is bourbon, malt, chocolate and coffee. Very creamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
a little hot but not too bad. definitely better than most barrel aged stouts out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in late 2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, vanilla, toast, toffee, bourbon, oak, light raisin/plum, and roast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, toast, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light raisin/plum, and roast/oaky earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, vanilla, toffee, toast, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light raisin/plum, and roast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2082) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like bitter coffee, booze, raisins, smooth but bitter and slightly astringent. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet raisins, nutty, light bitterness, booze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (913) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Hop City. Pours deep dark opaque black with tan colored head. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, and oak. Aroma heavy on the oak and booze, hints of vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3498) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours opaque black with frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, plums, dates, bourbon, oak, and light spice. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward, espresso, faint chocolate, bourbon, faint vanilla, and medium earthy bitterness; dry, oak finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark black thin lacy beige head; aroma is malty vanilla; Flava is rich malty vanilla and woody bourbony nice licoricy; feels medium decent fizzy foamy; finishes dryish malty licoricy


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