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RATINGS: 1010   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

jbeahler's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeahler (42) - USA - NOV 22, 2012
500ml bottle, opened on thanksgiving day. Very dark pour, black as black with a nice light brown head. Aroma is very nice, plenty of sweet bourbon but not overwhelming, chocolate, roasty malts and vanilla oak, beautiful. Taste is splendid, bourbon shines through with immediate chocolate and malty stout amazingness. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. This is fancy sauce. Definitely enjoyable and worth a try

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (243) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle (500ml $22): black with brown head. Chocolate aroma with some bourbon. Taste is similar. Slightly oily. Very nice. Some warming in the end. I like this a lot, but the price is too much. Maybe special occasions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2014
XIV bottle in Nov. ’14 and I think XVII just came out. Deep black and oily with lightly translucent rim. Nose is savory burnt sugar and malts, light bourbon. Lots of dark chocolate and bakers cocoa, light bourbon, lightly bitter ash in flavors. Viscous mouthfeel, slightly hot finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle: XI. Thanks, Jeff. Oily black, viscous pour with not much head, just a thin, khaki collar. Rich fudge aroma, mild chocolate cake, smooth woody bourbon, hints of vanilla, a light kiss of black cherry, & some burnt brown sugar notes. Still lots of bourbon & wood in the flavor after all these years. Dense fudge & dark chocolate character, mild brownie notes, vanillin, burnt brown sugar, & quite a bit of boozy heat in the finish. Woody notes of black licorice & bitter chocolate linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (615) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
XVI bottle to glass three ways. Pour is deep dark brown with mild tan head. Aroma is fantastic - bourbon, brownie batter. Taste is strong roast character with a lingering vegetable extract quality. Mild soy sauce. Mild sweet bourbon finish. Lots of charred barrel. Think I prefer the base beer here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1336) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2014
I had started to tire of BA because ultimately many of the beers ended up tasting like bourbon. This one is a refreshing exception. Bourbon notes, but not overpowering. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lopisar (219) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
XV. Black color with tan head. Raisins vanilla coffee some caramel. Pretty light feeling when the appearance and aroma is considered

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1240) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
The XV. On tap at Apex Bar in portland, Oregon. Colour...basic black with a thick tan head. Nose...sugar infused booze with notes of burnt marshmallow, brown sugar syrup and broiled dates. Palate...badda-boom-badda-bing of booze up front and then loads of dry, oaky tannins and booze coated chocolate, with dark chocolate ganache and massively dark, dried fruit. The finish has lots of ethanol burn!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
XVI. Poured into a snifter. Black with khaki head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Just smells SMOOTH. All these flavors come through in the taste along with some more prominent raisin/plum. Mostly sweet, just a touch of bitterness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bricktop86 (583) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3079) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, XIV, from and with Stephen Morris (thank you!), savoured on July 5 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, burnt barley, light Madeira, lightly stale, ink, anise; mouth: roasted barley, burnt barley, light Madeira, lightly stale, ink, anise, resinous hops, finale in roasted barley with presence of ink, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, silky texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, XIV, de et avec Stephen Morris (thank you!), savourée le 5 juillet 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petite anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, léger madère, légèrement éventée, encre, anis; bouche : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, léger madère, légèrement éventée, encre, anis, houblon résineux, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’encre, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture soyeuse; en résumé : bien

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