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RATINGS: 1101   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

Cannile's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cannile (12) - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4826) - 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 (205) - - 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 (6719) - 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 (389) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fashawn (585) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from trade with Fullob’s . Aroma of bourbon ,oak. Chocolate , vanilla,hint of cappuccino, some berries, sugar. Wonderful aroma, this one is XIV vintage, Aged beutifully. Sì dry at the end. A lot of chocolate, sweet chocolate , dark chocolate, all type og chocolate in this world. Oily mouthfeel,gently, fry, long and hot boozy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle from trade with HenrikO, many thanks!! The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and smooth head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, barrel and plums. Taste of barrel, woods,plums,bittersweet chocolate, whiskey, woods, rum, plums and dark fruits. Intense and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebastokrator (70) - - MAY 22, 2016
XVII: Inky black with a creamy tan head. Nose is mostly bourbon and wood. Tastes of oxidized coffee and heavily roasted, maybe even charred malt. More bourbon and vanilla appeared as the beer warned. Thick and moderately carbonated with pronounced alcohol warmness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (971) - - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 XVIII: pours black color, clear, with light brown/beige to brown creamy head. Visually low carbonation; Aroma; intense roasted dark malt aroma, with notes of coffee, cocoa powder, supported with bourbon note, vanilla, molasses, wood, tobacco, and rich hop aroma, which takes on dark fruits and pine. Similar is flavor, with rich, intense notes of roasted malts, which takes on coffe, cocoa powder, bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, molasses, supported with bourbon note and hop flavors, which takes on pine and dark fruits. Everything is very well balanced: alcohol warmth is noticeable, but not overdone. Hop bitteness is also high, but still balanced with maltiness. Finish is slightly roasted, with note of bourbon and hint of hop fruitiness. Body is full texture is silky smooth, carbonation is low. Too overpriced.

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