MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Rasputin XII. Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Shared at the Houston RB Tasting in October. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is bourbon, of course. Taste is of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate tootsie roll. Mouthfeel is dry. Good, but not great. Like the regular Old Rasputin better. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Pours black with a large brown head. Aromas of dark Belgium chocolate and liquer. Flavors of dark chocolate and bourbon. A little alcohol detected on the finish. Overall a great beer. branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a large, tight brown head. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malts. Palate is extremely smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Taste is heaven with bourbon, chocolate, and other malts. This is a great one! LilBeerDoctor (4231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, slight booze. Flavor is chalky with bitter chocolate and chocolate malt, roasted malt, light bourbon notes, toffee, caramel malt. Decent beer, but I wouldn’t say it’s good enough to warrant the hefty price.
7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5] dnstone (3681) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2009
The aroma carries strong vanilla bean ice cream notes with some caramal and charred bourbon soaked wood. Black is the color with a deep tan head that fades fairly quickly. It is smooth with chocolatey tase and a an alcohol finish.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle cheers to pops. when i was talking with him about this beer i commented if it was a wine it would be boreaux in terms of how refined it tastes. beautiful gorgeous complex nose, that isn’t in your face buttery smoky coffee notes. chocolate, flowery notes as well. mouthfeel is pure velvet. buttery bitter taste chocolate, long dry hop finish. this beer is extremely refined like a fine wine. it is absolutely gorgeous. the wood is a great addition to his beer i think. because it works alongside the beer, not overpowering it with other barrel aged beers. beautiful. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Courtesy JMFG. Straight up smores and nougat laden BBA impy stout. Awesome brew. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
(on bottle) Most surtainlt has got that bourbon going in the aroma; sweet, cornish and quite alcoholic. Got tobacco, vanilla, peach, with a tar-thing hovering above it all. Very complex indeed. And the smoothness are also very much "indeed" here, like liking cream. Perfect balance with the carbonation. The balance between sugars and hops are spot on, as are the alcohol in the long finish. This is a sophisticated beer and overwhelming too. I would drink this in smallquantaties, had I the posibility the have it again. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle: Poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was bourbon, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. The flavor was creamy, dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, and bourbon. This was like drinking a milk shake with a hint of bourbon. Overall, this was excellent!! yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Pours hazy black with brown head. Nose is the best feature of this beer - plenty of bourbon candy-like roasty goodness. Some nougat is present as well, and just a prickle on the nose from the alcohol (I think). On the palate this one doesn’t measure up to many other bourbon aged Imperial Russian stouts. Moderate roasty flavors, light coffee/chocolate, and background bourbon character towards the end and into the finish. Finishes somewhat warm/alcohol-y.