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RATINGS: 994   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Peter for sharing! Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, dark coffee, burnt and ashy notes, oak, lots of bourbon, alcohol, dark fruits and black cherry notes. The flavor follows the nose with lots of bourbon, charred oak, ashy and burnt notes, roasted malt, dark coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, black cherry and subtle dark chocolate. The body is medium with a silky mouth feel. Overall a tasty BA Imperial Stout, but a little disappointing thinking of the price and the regular Rasputin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like bitter coffee, booze, raisins, smooth but bitter and slightly astringent. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet raisins, nutty, light bitterness, booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (834) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Hop City. Pours deep dark opaque black with tan colored head. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, and oak. Aroma heavy on the oak and booze, hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours opaque black with frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, plums, dates, bourbon, oak, and light spice. Flavor is dry, roast malts forward, espresso, faint chocolate, bourbon, faint vanilla, and medium earthy bitterness; dry, oak finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (793) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark black thin lacy beige head; aroma is malty vanilla; Flava is rich malty vanilla and woody bourbony nice licoricy; feels medium decent fizzy foamy; finishes dryish malty licoricy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
July Ale Alpharetta. Been wanting to try this one for a while. XIV 2012 edition. Thick black pour with not much in the realm of head. Soy, bourbon, dark chocolate, bits of coffee, some booze. Big sweet thick finish. Sticky awesomeness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (263) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Black with a large tan head that dissipates. Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, mild cherry, mild hazelnut, spicy alcohol heat, coconut, fresh fruity esters, moderate earthy hop bitterness, lingering burnt/roast finish. Strong carb for the style lightens the mouthfeel quite a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Howlader (696) - - JUL 13, 2014
XIV Anniversary beer - large format bottle split with a friend and served in snifter glasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (809) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
RBAG. Black, thick sludgy stuff. Big barrel aroma, some roast, coffee. Taste is heavy on the bourbon end, lots of wood character, but a bit sweet and caramel too. Good stuff...Sadly, I didnt bother to check the year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1652) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at the Hanshin Seed Event version XV or XVI. Crazy thick brown head. Maple, oak, tannic & complex nose. The mouthfeel is smooth & soft. Wow. The taste is vanilla, oak, chocolate, whiskey/bourbon, complex - a big cut above the regular Rasputin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (326) - 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.

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