RATINGS: 1124   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Corked bottle, thanx to super secret AGENTSTEVE! Real nice pour,black body with red high lights. Tight, creamy tan head, left sweet lacing. Nose is all the wonderful characteristic of quality stouts; dark chocolates, vanilla, some caramel, bourbon, oak, and whiffs of smoke. Now to taste. There is bourbon up front, some alcohol carries the oak and wood around the tongue. There is bitter coffee and chocolate. this is wonderful, it would only get much better if anyone has the patience to cellar it. GREAT, Thanx STEVE! ahh, a point off, for the very light mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jyrsa (660) - - 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 (3216) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (964) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2017
500 ml bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: butter, bourbon, caramel, woody, roasty, chocolate, coffee Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty, but I would prefer a weaker butter taste/smell

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (1067) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2017 Bottle, 500ml. Edition: XIX. Opaque dark brown with a large, creamy light brown head. Aromas of toffee, nuts, coffee, butter. Surely a bit off? Full bodied, fizzy carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Strong roasted flavors with diacetyl undertones. Surely its gone bad somehow. Been reading similar reports for batch XIX of this. Edit: Got in contact with North Coast and theyre claiming the diacetyl flavors are an example of "why barrel aged beer is so great". Wont even own up to their mistake like Goose Island did with Bourbon County. I wont be buying NC anytime soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle, 500ml. A drak beer with a small brown head. Odd aroma of butter, which is not pleasant. Taste is bitter with a malt character. Finish also feels odd. Seems to have been gone bad. I had read reports of problems with this batch and Im afraid this is one of them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1495) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle (Vintage XIX); pours black with a mocha colored head; aroma is dominated by chocolate and vanilla with hints of wood and bourbon; taste is rich chocolate and vanilla with bourbon and some hints of wood; finish is dry and chocolaty with a hint of bourbon and vanilla; excellent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2490) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Vintage XIV bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose toffee, burnt caramel, almost roasted nut, light vanilla, and hint of barrel. Taste red fruit, bitter chocolate, caramel and toffee, and light barrel. Mild alcohol late palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (682) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
2016/12/30 - XIX vintage. Pours jet black with a frothy tan head that slowly reduces and leaves minimal, spotty lacing. Aroma is heavy toffee, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, light bourbon and rich chocolate. Taste is toffee, mild coffee roast, oaky vanilla, smooth aged bourbon and chocolate cake. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with smooth carbonation and a moderately sweet, warming finish. Exceptionally smooth. Bourbon aroma and taste is perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee chocolate and toffee. Very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (4023) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle - XV. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee, brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon. The taste was similar to the aroma with more coffee, malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and some wood. Good stuff.

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