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RATINGS: 1003   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


Cannile's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cannile (15) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
XII. 500ml bottle. Poured a near-black opaque brown, displaying a tan creamy head. Aroma of mahogany, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, caramel, and with a slight tinge of ethyl. Moderate lacing on the sides of the glass. Upon sipping, this beauty boasts huge bourbon and vanilla, leading right into a warming roastiness, chocolate and caramel really standing out, while stretching out that vanilla-oak flavor at the mid-back of the tongue. Moderately sweet, definitely complimenting the "dessertiness" of this beer. Finishes moderately sweet and bitter with hints of dark fruit. Although incredibly delicious, this beer still tastes ..... young. Even after being aged in a Kentucky bourbon barrel for a year already. Most definitely a beer that will get better and mature with age. Cheers!!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (392) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bricktop86 (580) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows nose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3030) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1172) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle XIV bought back in the day. Poured black with tan ring. Aroma of molasses alcohol. Light carb med bod. Boozy bitter choc. Reg is better

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (60) - - AUG 31, 2014
Imperial stout with decent bourbon flavor. It has more chocolate and less coffee than great lakes black out stout. It’s a little on the syrupy side. Tasted on 12/20/2013. Got it for $22 for 1 pint

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABT_S54 (168) - 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 (142) - 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 (2098) - 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 (253) - 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 (1728) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
a little hot but not too bad. definitely better than most barrel aged stouts out there.


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