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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   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.


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3.8
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2014
I definitely prefer the non-barrel aged version of this. Barrel is a little too heavy and takes over the rest of the taste. Pours black, syrupy looking and thick with some mocha head and lacing. Finishes bitter and woody. Chocolate, some roast. Thick, creamy and slightly syrupy palate. Bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdubesq (11) - - APR 18, 2014
Smells like roasted chocolate. Pours dark with a rich caramel head. Tastes of roasted malt chocolate dark fruit and alcohol. Feels very rich in the mouth and is very smooth. Great finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (901) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget (#900). Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma holds bourbon, oak, vanilla, licorice and light chocolate. Taste is sweet malty with bourbon, vanilla, licorice, warming alcohol in the finish and a medium bitter roasted finish. Body was lighter than expected making it quite easy drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (77) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Smells sweet, oaky, chocolaty, vanilla, French roast. Very smooth. Boozy. Oak, bourbon taste, wood. Licorice?? I wish I had the regular good olde Old Rasputin to taste side by side...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, molasses, tobacco, some chocolate. Black with a fully lasting tan head. Dry, strong, boozy, sharp, some mild vanilla flavors. Full bodied, well carbonated, finishes with lingering roasty flavors and hop bitterness, very warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Smokey chocolate and warm bourbon aromas. Light tan head and black body. just like old rasputin with soft bourbon notes. Smooth and a little hot in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
Appearance: smooth near black pour, with a short, caramel colored head of creamy bubbles that fade, but will revive if swirled. Aroma: dark chocolate, powerful whiffs of vanilla, some toasted oak and smoke, hint of licorice, and a good dose of bourbon. Taste: chocolate, vanilla, cream, espresso, light licorice, molasses, and a solid woody, sweet and boozy undertone. Finish: firm, velvety palate with lingering chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Notes: Bottle labeled "XIV", 11.5% ABV. Laid it down for two years to let it smooth, and was glad of it. The barrel aging is handled masterfully, and it takes a better than average stout (regular Old Rasputin) and turns it into something extremely good. A great sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours black with a thin beige head. Milky, bourbon chocolate aroma. Taste is strong and rich with notes of bright fruit, licorice and mint. Finish is boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jake. Pour is black With thin layer of lacing. Aroma is big toasted malt, burnt malt, bourbon. Taste is big dark burnt malt, dark chocolate, big booze. A nice beer, but the regular old raspy might be better, the bourbon is too booze is maybe a little too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bekemeierk (6) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Great creamy head. Good color. Heavy taste on front end good finish. No hop lots of malt


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