MetalNHopHead (2275) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin is that rare Imperial Stout that features a lot of wood character from its aging and has lots of burnt malt bitterness without being overwhelming. This brew pours midnight black. You can see the viscosity before you feel it - pour is slow and heavy. Whiskey, roasted malt, and charred sugar aromas. Everything about the flavor points at intensity which makes it gratifying when you actually see how smooth this is. The malt is so black and heavily roasty that the taste is just shy of ashy. There's lots of oak character, but that char is is mellowed by the underlying nuances of vanilla, caramel, and syrup. Thick and warm feel. You'll certainly notice some mildly astringent alcohol. This was the ideal selection before going out into a snowy night with temperatures in the single digits. It was good to sip this before going back to the cold. Hopper8 (268) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 This is a special BBA Stout, because unlike any other BBA stout, you really really get the wood flavor in the beer. It really adds to the overall flavor and gives this beer a really unique standing. Bacchus66 (1006) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Tap, ADT. Black with brown edges and a full tan head. Lots going on, dark chocolate, vanilla, nuts, bourbon barrel, roasted/burnt malt, dried fruit. Full bodied, though the alcohol is relatively understated for 12+. Dark finish is long and warming. Delicious. Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Black coloured. Coffee, coffee cream, vanilla, bit alcoholic. Quite some coffee bitterness. TomTron (462) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don't blame them. I really don't. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it. I even tried to break all the windows on the station wagon we had that summer, but my hand was already broken and everything by that time, and I couldn't do it. It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it, and you didn't know Allie.
BenDover (233) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Pours a deep brown, half inch or more of fizzy, sudsy foam that becomes more dense and meringue-like as it fades. Aroma is roasty, malty, and chocolatey. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Alcohol burn on the finish. Terrific stuff.