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RATINGS: 1112   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

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2720) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Pitch black pour slight head. Aroma of bourbon, like smooth watered down jack and a touch of vanilla. Taste has a lot of stout and vanilla with some bourbon booziness. Taste is similar to a darker version of backwoods basterd. Medium thickness for a stout. Really good stuff.

tried this again after a year. XV bottle. Not sure what happened, but the results were not good. Drain pour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2016
So I've had this beer before but didn't rate it. Last time I recall it being thick and boozy, but this year not so. This WA some of the Thanksgiving stouts in 2016 and was last. Starts off pouring thin with lots of carbonation. Had some dark fruit, coffee and chocolate notes, but it was a light smell. The barrel aging wasn't obvious to us. Tasted thin and too much carbonation. Perhaps we got a bad bottle, but didn't live up to what we have had before. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyW68 (1479) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2016
This is as near to perfect as I have had. Dark near black pour with thick tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and coffe. Near perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1504) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2016
Partage seul, gostement et sans remord aucun. Jobserve, admiratif, ce noble liquide passer de la bouteille mon ballon American Solera. Cest merveilleux. Dabord la bouteille elle-mme commande le respect. Le liquide qui en sort nest pas noir. Il est bruntre - voire mme plutt clair, translucide, vieux. mi chemin entre un Old Ale et un rhum antillais. La mousse qui se forme dans mon verre est abondante et ajoute une couche supplmentaire cet harmonieux ensemble. Des armes dun chaud alcool du sud des tats-Unis, de la mlasse, du caf jamacain, du sucre glacer, une barrique qui a eu chaud sous le soleil. En bouche jeus prfre un liquide au corps plus gnreux et ample. Le liquide est bien serr et trs mince, un peu trop pour mon palais qui avait envie de se la jouer plus confortablement. Beaucoup dalcool au palais. Les lvres me collent. Les 12% dalcool sont trs mal dissimuls, mais peut-tre le brasseur navait-il aucune envie de dissimuler quoi que ce soit et cest trs bien ainsi car cest bon! Trs bon mme. Une bonne dose de caf alcoolis se terminant sur une longue finale mi sucre mi amre. North Coast brewing mapporte encore une fois une grande satisfaction.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2016
500ml bottle from Bottle Jockey. XVI vintage. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits (figs), some chocolate and leather notes, slightly boozy - amazing! Taste is pretty the same plus some dark cherries notea and boozy bitterness. Same aftertaste with some bready notes. Very good stuff, but boozy bitterness after 3(?!) years is not very appropriated in my opinion.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenOver (285) - SLOVENIA - NOV 4, 2016
Poura black, medium but yet very prolonged head. Off white colour. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some hops. Taste is gull bodied, oily and very sweet upfront, evolving in to a slightly bitter f8n8sh after. An excellent ruasian imperial stout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6066) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2016
XI Anniversary bottle, drunk 10/16/16.
Still nicely carbonated, with a tan head, medium in size, well-retained atop a deep ebony with dark mahogany highlights and good clarity.
Lovely mix of fruity, vinous notes and dark chocolate, with light fudgey malts to balance. Just a hint of oxidation, but its pleasant and not papery/bready. Alcohol very well-concealed, with very even toned aromas that come with extended barrel-aging and conditioning. French roast coffee, plums, prunes and soft caramel all in the mix, with lots of bakers chocolate lingering, but not to the point of overdryness/astringency.
Silky, well-attenuated, medium-full body still retains low but tight carbonation. Prunes, plums and raisins combine with the dark chocolate and coffee notes to create plentiful bitterness and dryness but the caramel notes and base malts balance quite well. Bourbon is artfully expressed, being neither too overdone, nor heavily oaky/toasty. Spice, wood, light liquor all deepen complexity without dominating. Alcohol shows light warmth, as is inevitable at this strength, but its quite elegant for its size.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle shared by Jessica H thanks. Lasting brown head. Nice roasted malty and chocolate aroma. Chocolate dominated taste. Sweet and firm bitterness in a good combination.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duganc (28) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2016
XVII. Pours the color of black coffee. Tan head dissipates quickly leaving small ring around the edge. Candy and slightly astringent nose. Sweet roasted malt with light coffee notes. The bourbon is the best balance of any bourbon barrel age ale Ive ever tasted. You can tell its there but in no way overpowering. I think Ive been holding this for at least a year and chose the perfect blustery fall evening to enjoy it. Time to spark a Rocky P to pair with it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (724) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
chocolate, coffee, leather, black, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, bourbon, unbalanced. To sweet and to little taste from the orginal beer, only taste barrel sged

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5699) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Johan, thanks! Black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, bourbon, vanilla, alishgt alcohol, slight tar, leather. Taste is similar, earthy notes, dried fruit with a warming finish. Good!


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