RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
Seems hard to believe that we’ve been making Old Rasputin for 10 years now, but that’s what’s happened. And, to celebrate the occasion, we’ve brewed a special small batch that’s been aged for 9 months in some 12 year-old bourbon barrels. It’s bottled in 500 ml bottles with a cork and wired finish and a special commemorative label ---- and it’s 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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fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle 16.9fl.oz. @ home.
[ Courtesy of Maria ]. Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, bourbon, wood notes, moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, and a alcohol bourbon finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090317]

yespr (48087) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From 22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black and with a creamy tan head. Aroma is dense barrel and roasted malt with a light liqourice note. Flavour is dense malty and liqourice in a complex and flavourful mix. Solid roasted and liqourice finish with clearly warming alcohol presence.

Ungstrup (38582) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood, malt, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and wood as well as light notes of bourbon. The alcohol leaves a slight alcohol burn in the throat.

joergen (29353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whisky 2009.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits and wood.
Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon and alcohol.
Dry roasted finish.

anders37 (27226) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor wit hints of bourbon. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of bourbon and vanilla in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2007
[email protected], Stockholm. Deep ruby red colour (black), mediumsized beige head. Aroma is really whiskyish, oaky and vanilla mixed into some roasted malts and alcohol. Flavour is bourbon/whiskylike along with wood, vanilla, coffee and alcohol. Some licorace also shows up as it warms up a bit.

Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle labeled Old Rasputin XII. Reddish black, dark tan edge head only. Aroma of Jack Daniels. Flavor of bourbon completely overwhelms and hides the beer. If I wanted a bourbon, I would have ordered a bourbon. Way over the top. Never again.

cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF 09 tasting ... Deep black ... sweet roast malt nose... sweet toffee .. lots of roast malts ... caramel ... lots of toffee ... little bourbon

bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate ... soft boubon ... mellow nose ... too heavy in bourbon ... lots of coconut ... dark malts ... light chocolate3.8

omhper (25802) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2007 Bottled at Akkurat, Stockkholm. Transparently black, clear. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Much lighter than I expected it to be, making it dangerously drinkable. There’s licorice and aniseed, the mouthfeel is dense and compact. Alcohol warms but doesn’t disturb. Licorice mingle with bourbon before a tarry salty finish. Really good!

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. Soft dry palate. Rich dark malt. Mellow whisky falvours but boozy overall. Vanilla oak. Nice.

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