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RATINGS: 1071   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Seems hard to believe that weíve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but thatís whatís happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, weíve brewed a special small batch thatís been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. Itís bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and itís 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

aenima's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenima (323) - Askim, - MAY 12, 2013
This is a review of the xv version. Think it needs more aging. A little one deminsonal in both taste and aroma. The bourbon is too much and takes over the taste and aroma. The taste and aroma is mostly bourbon and vanilla. Some coffee and chocolate in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6157) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Roasted chocolate and coffee aroma, some tar, wood, and vanilla, slightly boozy. Medium to full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LearninBeer (434) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Old Rasputin XII. The aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate and roasty. Pours black, with virtually no head but excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish a long bitter. Wow this is probably the best RIS Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1216) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of sherry, oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses and caramel. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses, caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2678) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Before obtaining this beer I didnít realize the BB version was stronger than regular Old Raspy. Actually I didnít even realize until reading the database entry just now, so that explains why I didnít like this beer as much as I thought I would have, given my love of regular Old Raspy. So yea, the oak and roast is a bit too much, over the topic tannic, somewhat astringent, somewhat acrid. Thereís a little bourbon-y hint but its mostly heavy oak and roast, really big. Too much. Looks good with a dark black color, opaque, and a firm tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Aromas of barrel wood, toffee, chocolate, milk, coconut milk, sugar, oak and soy sauce. Pours black with a really heavy carbonation. Taste brings coconut, lactose, spoiled milk, pineapple juice, chocolate, toffee, mocha, espresso, funky dark malts, vanilla and barrel wood. Overall, interesting twist on a great base beer. Lots of chocolate, oak, vanilla and coconut notes. A- rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4589) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12/3/2009 2:13:57 PM Big bottle from hi-time. Dark brown body with lacy head. Really nice nose of chocolate, malts and toffee. Chocolate shake taste. Full-bodied. Really roasty, smooth and delicious. Tres bien!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle. XV edition. Pours near pitch black with a deep rising mocha colored head that settles to a cap with nice lacing. Aromas of deep roasted coffee, anise, light brown sugar, light vanilla and wet oak bourbon. Taste follows the nose with a nice harmony between the sweet chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and bourbon notes to the bitter coffee and anise. Medium to heavy bodied, slightly creamy, slightly oily. Really nice beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2015 Tap, 2013, hopcat- aroma is bourbon, licorice, coffee, and vanilla. Taste has a bit of a harshness to it compared to the no ba version- in a good way, big flavor, a bit of a chalk finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
Corked and caged bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare. Pitch black with a light tan head. Nose has bourbon, sweet licorice and chocolate. TAste is smooth, mellow, butterscotch, caramel, milk chocolate and fudge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. This has been sitting for a while. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, roast, malt, dark fruits, malt. Taste has lots of vanilla, bourbon, hard roast, chocolate, sweet licorice, toffee, caramel, fudge.

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