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RATINGS: 985   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

alliance100's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours BLACK with thin tan lacing . Big bitter cocoa aromas with some bourbon. Carbonation is greater than expected . Very good beer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Version XVI - Noire et opaque, coiffée d’une onctueuse mousse brune, le visuel est typique au style. Dès qu’on y plonge le nez, on sait qu’on aura droit à une bière costaude et bien goûteuse. Des effluves bourbonesques, chocolatées, caramélisées et caféinées sont décelables, toutes les choses que j’aime d’un bon stout impérial se retrouvent réunies sous le même palais. Le bourbon est puissant mais n’anéantit pas les saveurs chocolatées. Liquoreuse voire crémeuse, cette bière est d’une grande qualité.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (665) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours opaque dark brown with a small brown head with good lacing. Nose is cream, coffee and chocolate, vanilla, charcoal, olive and figs. There is a bit of floral hops. Flavor is slightly sweet verging to a bitter finish. Long bitter finish, alcohol in chest, a little chalky. Full bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 500ml bottle c/o blankboy via glouglouburp. Black pour, smallish creamy light brown rocky head. Aroma - bourbon, alcohol, soy sauce - like chocolate fudge, creamy - good. Taste - even MORE bourbon! - like a mocha cake with added bourbon and a bit of kirsch thrown in ’cuz why not - boozy. Slick, airy, alcoholic, cloying finish ... yeah yeah yeah, well made, yadda yadda yadda - ENOUGH with the bourbon barrel aging - can you bastards just please make BEER from now on? Jeez.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
Pretty darn good, but can’t see this being a regular tipple - the price just doesn’t justify the quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to snifter. Deep dark hue with brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, figs, raisins, chocolate, toffee, molasses, coffee, raisins. Mouthfeel is fantastic with medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a really nice astringentness in the following and finishing with wood tannins and ethanol. Overall a fantastic brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (258) - Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
A black body supports a tall smooth medium khaki head with solid durability leaving splotchy erratic lace all around

Whiskey and dried fruit tango over a bold barrel base offering coconut, marshmallow, pie crust, and chocolate syrup, all on a silky, comfortably carbonated medium body coating and drying with smokey tannic accents and toffee cookies

XV cork and cage 16.9oz served at 60° into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JerseyHophead (20) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a thick black with a tan/brown head. Nose is strongly of bourbon with a note of cocoa. Taste starts with a hint of cocoa but is overall dominated by bourbon though it’s not overly boozy. Finishes with just a bit of a boozy bourbon flavor. I really enjoyed this beer. It didn’t taste as strong as an 11.3%. I wouldn’t have this if you don’t like bourbon but don’t let the bourbon scare you away from it either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (980) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Sample size at an awesome bottle share. Pours pretty clear for as dark as it was, with touches of soapy lace. Nose involves lots of oaky, woody notes, with some toast and chocolate. Pretty sweet, also pretty bitter, making it fairly drinkable at its size. Medium bodied, soft carb, oily, with a long oaky finish. Bourbon presence was not large, more oak came through than anything. Would have been better to try this before having my palate destroyed by ancho and guajillo peppers. Still, somewhat difficult to justify the upcharge considering how good the original Old Raspy is. Fun to try, definitely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
had last night out of a bomber. the aroma was fantastic. charred barrel some bourbon, raisins. the taste was the same got better as it warmed up .fantastic beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigtreebrewing (5) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2014 does not count
XVI. Pours dark black. Little bourbon and a lot of chocolate on the nose. Pretty similar on the tongue. Little vanilla in there too. Really delicious. First experience with this beer. Have one more bottle I'm going to cellar till next years comes out.

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