RATINGS: 1131   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
Seems hard to believe that weve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but thats whats happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, weve brewed a special small batch thats been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. Its bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and its 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
XIX 11.2% ABV

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a one-finger brown head and good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, wood, and roasty. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Awesome barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Review is for XVII Jet black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma is big time oak. Just tons of barrel character as well as some bourbon. A little chocolate as well. Medium bodied. Chocolate blast in the flavor along with some wood notes. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. Dark chocolate bitterness at the end as well. A little lace present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Version XVII. Rich and full. Dark and heavy. Roasted malt, oak, toast, coffee with a slight sweetness. Bourbon was supportive, not overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (3044) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 Rare draft at Bru Craft. Billed as Anniversary XIX (11.2%) but some research suggests it should properly be rated here. Opaque black pour. Dense khaki head. Nice lace. Deep, rich, expansive Bourbon cocoa flavors. Dark toffee malts. Hazelnuts. Molasses. Peat. Burnt celeriac. Nutmeg. Vanilla bean. Tobacco. Silky body. Feels like a huge Baltic Stout. Tremendous stuff! A force to be reckoned with!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (969) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2017
XVII bottle - dark pour with no head. A chocolate aroma and surprisingly just a little bourbon on the nose. A chocolate and vanilla taste along with a more obvious bourbon taste. Hints of malt, oak and licorice. Thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1759) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. XV. Aroma is bourbon, barrel, licorice, dark fruit, booze, roasted malt. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, opaque. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, booze, caramel, coffee, licorice, dark fruit, great. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, licorice and barrel aftertaste. Overall, this is impressively good. (If you pair this with yellow tortilla chips, it tastes like Capn Crunch. No joke.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1974) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours black, light beige foam. Aroma: Strong Bourbon vanilla, some oak, coffee. Heavy boozy barrel, little sticky, but not super sweet. Long sweet nutty palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1403) - Bled/SF, - FEB 4, 2017
In Ales Unlimited SF I got releases: XXVII, XVIII, XIX: pours black color, clear, with light brown/beige to brown creamy head. Visually low carbonation; Aroma; intense roasted grain, dark malt aroma, with notes of coffee, cocoa powder, bittersweet & milk chocolate, supported with bourbon note, vanilla, molasses, wood, tobacco, and hint of fruity esters (dark fruits) Similar is flavor, with rich, intense notes of roasted grain, dark malts, which takes on coffe, cocoa powder, bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, molasses, supported with intense bourbon in last edition. Everything is very well balanced: alcohol warmth is noticeable, but not overdone. Finish is slightly roasted, with note of bourbon. Body is full texture is silky smooth, carbonation is low. Honestly: Too overpriced, 30$ per 0.5l bottle is way too much. Thats the reason why is overall score lower than it could be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinsenn (2161) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2017
On tap at Steins Beer Garden. Sweet vanilla a d chocolate aroma. Taste is awesome. Sweet and bitter. Roasty and creamy. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (722) - - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle, XV Black with small tan head. Bourbon, licorice, some alcohol. Charred malt, vanilla, black licorice, coffee. Smooth with long, charred finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3615) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, dark fruits, nuts, bourbon, a bit of hops, chocolate, oak and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, oak, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and dark fruits. Exquisite imperial stout.

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