Rasputin Bourbon BA - Brouwerij De Molen
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Reviews by Jeffo:
2.03/5 rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Got this one from the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven. Another barrel aged Rasputin variant...
From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 28 November 2013
APPEARANCE: Pours out transparent light brown and yields a thin and bubbly, off-white head that quickly vanishes. Lousy retention. A faint, swirly wisp and bubbly ring remain. Transparent bistre brown body with no carbonation evident. A ring remains with touches of lacing down the glass. Just too thin and light for the style.
SMELL: Bourbon, vanilla cream, coconut, with toffee and butterscotch aromas. Some oak and milk chocolate as well. Bold and pretty good.
TASTE: Watery. Harsh bourbon, alcohol, some tartness and industrial cleaning alcohol up front. Big and boozy finish with more alcohol, hair spray, cleaner, sweet butterscotch and touches of oak. This is harsh and very spirit forward, while also being watery though the middle and into the finish. Harsh and alcoholic.
PALATE: Thinner body and lower levels of carbonation. Watery on the palate, goes down watery with a harsh burn at the swallow and finishes sticky. Heat and burn lingers. Watery and thin with low levels or carbonation.
OVERALL: This was really rough going. Usually these Rasputin variants are mediocre, as Rasputin itself is rather mediocre, but this one was just an abomination. It's not Rasputin's fault either; it's just too boozy and harsh, while the bottling process resulted in a flat and relatively watery beer. Perhaps the barrels were not up to par in this case. Either way this one is lousy and drain really helped me out of a jam. Luckily these guys make piles of other awesome beer that I can forget this one. They can't all be winners.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 19:55:39 | More by Jeffo
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