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RATINGS: 1106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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.

X 11.6% ABV
XII 11.2% ABV
XIV 11.5% ABV
XV 11.9% ABV
XVI 11.3% ABV
XVII 12.1% ABV

beechner224's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Color is a deep brown and black. Just a small light tan head, thin. Aroma is a bunch of coffee, deep merlot, and slight bourbon. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee with a nice bourbon sweetness. Follows with a nice warmth fro the alcohol. Better than I remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle shared by Jessica H thanks. Lasting brown head. Nice roasted malty and chocolate aroma. Chocolate dominated taste. Sweet and firm bitterness in a good combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duganc (28) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2016
XVII. Pours the color of black coffee. Tan head dissipates quickly leaving small ring around the edge. Candy and slightly astringent nose. Sweet roasted malt with light coffee notes. The bourbon is the best balance of any bourbon barrel age ale I’ve ever tasted. You can tell it’s there but in no way overpowering. I think I’ve been holding this for at least a year and chose the perfect blustery fall evening to enjoy it. Time to spark a Rocky P to pair with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (717) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
chocolate, coffee, leather, black, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, bourbon, unbalanced. To sweet and to little taste from the orginal beer, only taste barrel sged

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Johan, thanks! Black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, bourbon, vanilla, alishgt alcohol, slight tar, leather. Taste is similar, earthy notes, dried fruit with a warming finish. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2016
Half litre shared. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice Bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4915) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
(North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel) Bottle 500 ml, corked and caged, edition XV. Served into a snifter, ABV 11.9% Black colour on the body, tall and thick dark beige head, with good retention. Aroma has lots of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, roasted malts, hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, hints of soy sauce, lots and lots of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, alcohol, milky chocolate, mocha. Medium body, good carbonation, dry and slightly sticky at the same time on the palate. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle @ home, XV version. Pours very dark brown with a tan head.Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate, toffee. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, Oak, very smooth. Damn fine beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seehaferb23 (214) - - AUG 9, 2016
Wonderful pallet and taste. Very flavorful but well balanced. Cannery Row Beer Club gives it 7 thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Sampled at Llewylens Barrel Aged Blow Out event during STL CBW. Black with just a little foam. What I want a bourbon barrel aged stout to smell like. Nice. Just a little char here with big roast. Bourbon is nice. Earth and huge malts. Dark fruit. Warming. Subtleties can come through despite this being a big beer. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Flaska från Bishop Örebro. Mörk, djup svart färg med smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt, doft av toffe, choklad och bourbon- fat. Smak av detsamma.

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