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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
XVIII 12.1% ABV
XIX 11.2% ABV

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnielsen13 (262) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seehaferb23 (238) - - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7043) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (458) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Flaska frn Bishop rebro. Mrk, djup svart frg med smutsbrun skumkrona. St, doft av toffe, choklad och bourbon- fat. Smak av detsamma.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fashawn (589) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from trade with Fullobs . Aroma of bourbon ,oak. Chocolate , vanilla,hint of cappuccino, some berries, sugar. Wonderful aroma, this one is XIV vintage, Aged beutifully. S 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (6685) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebastokrator (99) - - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (434) - California, USA - APR 22, 2016
Pours black with a massive light brown head that just wont go down and great carbonation. AROMA: loads of bourbon oak notes, herbal hop bitterness, dark bitter chocolate, woody, herbs, spices, phenolic, soy sauce, dark tart dry stone fruit, earthy, yeast esters, dank, leaves, peppercorns, vanilla, roasty, faint citrus, molasses, boozy, dry tobacco, smoky and very faint berries. TASTE: loads of bourbon oak notes, herbal hop bitterness, dark bitter chocolate, woody, herbs, spices, tannins, soy sauce, dark tart dry stone fruit, earthy, leaves, black peppercorns, vanilla, roasty, faint citrus, molasses, boozy, smoky and charred oak. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, hop bitterness, spices, molasses, bourbon oak and vanilla with an oily medium thick spiced boozy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2016
This is a bottle several years old, from whatever vintage was 11.9 percent. The pour is quiet and still, with the finest of bubbles gathering a sheet of mocha foam over the black. The aroma is heated and forceful at first, with pomegranate molasses and milk chocolate treading faithfully against the rising pool of bourbon inflected sweetness; coconut, vanilla, burnt honey. With warmth and aeration, layers of concentrated coffee bean, leather, and roasted berries are revealed.

The taste initially leans with some frailty on the barrel sweetnesses. It is thereafter quickly apparent that the malt foundation has substantially eroded, as flavors of dry wood and old milk chocolate candy bars attest. It has a thinness, a papery, oxidative, hollow quality. Reliably, the wild, tannic, complex fruit notes of the aroma emerge to provide some intrigue later on. But ultimately, the barrel influence is overwhelming given how the overall structure has weakened.

The velvety palate envelops many of these issues to some degree. The finish is of wet wood, a port like sweetness of reduced figs. Because of its textural sensuality, the lacking, unbalanced or hotheaded tendencies elsewhere cant define the final impression. Really, its hard to say when this beers ideal moment might have been. It was surely a bomb of overdone barrel aging when young, given that that influence is so intense even at this advanced age. So its hard to know if it ever might have had a peak moment when the malt foundation was whole and when the barrel influence had at least begun to settle. This is not that moment, but it is still appreciable.


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