1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rasputin Bruichladdich BA - Brouwerij De Molen

Not Rated.
Rasputin Bruichladdich BARasputin Bruichladdich BA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jeffo on 10-02-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of khelmstetter
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

khelmstetter, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of cam477
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

cam477, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of pester
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

pester, May 02, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of crosenkrantz
4/5  rDev -2%

crosenkrantz, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a light brown ring of head.

S: Anise, smokey Scotch, and maybe some coffee in the nose.

T: Smokey scotch, caramel, oak, roasted malt, chocolate and malt notes.

M: Medium-full bodied and definitely smooth.

O: This is very tasty. It'd probably be more interesting if it were one of their smoked imperial stouts. Interesting, more complex and compelling than my notes might suggest. Definitely worth a try if you can find it.

BierJager89, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dipso123, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of sunnrider
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

OK, first of all, this looks nothing like a stout. It pours a murky dark reddish brown with little or no carbonation. However, it smells delicious, there´s waves of sticky chocolate and hints of spice and vanilla.

It tastes quite different to regular Rasputin, in my opinion, but still not quite a stouty taste, it´s more like a really good barleywine. The alcohol is well hidden as is the whisky taste. I actually would have preferred a little more peat and smoke.

It´s very easy to drink and it should leave you looking for more. On the bottle it states you can store for 25 years, good luck with that, mine lasted a few days.

sunnrider, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of hulchris
4/5  rDev -2%

hulchris, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Jeffo. Thanks! Served in a snifter.

A - White body settles to a thin collar and a few specks of lace. Very dark brown body with a touch of transparency to it.

S - Smokey, peaty scotch, sea air, a hint of iodine, roasted malts, charred wood, dark fruits, and a touch of red licorice. Somewhat understated.

T - The taste is sweeter, with more in the way of chocolate, nuts, and dark fruits, along with a good amount of roast. Peaty Scotch shows up late, and it's substantially more restrained than in the aroma. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M - Medium body that seems a bit thin for the ABV. Smooth texture, lower carbonation, and a bit of alcohol warmth that's consistent with the listed 11.4%.

D - Surprisingly restrained for a Bruickladdich barrel-aged beer, particularly taste-wise, and I enjoyed that. That being said, I was a bit underwhelmed; there's usually more flavor intensity to these De Molen offerings.

MasterSki, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Thorpe429, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

largadeer, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of JavierGC
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

JavierGC, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Matagal
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Matagal, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of mitlinks
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mitlinks, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 9/15/11.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down either. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, scotch, and wood. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but has a better smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev -2%

danieelol, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Brown, clear, mahogany. Good head, but short-lived.

S: Smells like Angel's Share brandy barrel. Deep, alcoholic, and fruity. The yeast smells a bit stale. Apples, plumbs, cognac. Raw licorice?

T: Yummy! Round, bourbony molasses and honestly not a lot else, not that it needs it. A touch of fruit and candy sugar. The aftertaste is has a lingering ashiness, but that's the only sign of Bruichladdich. Delicious, but can only give it a 4 due to lack of complexity.

M: A bit flat; no carbonation. Sticky and thick.

O: Great beer, very interesting, not really an Imperial Stout as much as a scotch-aged BSDA or something.

AgentMunky, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of mhenson42
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mhenson42, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of spdyfire83
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

60th Review
Bottle to De Molen snifter

Enjoyed this tasty treat at Café 't Arendsnest while visiting Amsterdam - great beer bar serving excellent beer!

A: Medium brown. Solid single (bubbly khaki) on brilliant sky-high pour from the bartender. Very thin on pour.

S: Pronounced barrel/booze smell coming off the nose. Hints of caramel, bitter-sweet chocolate, and vanilla.

T: Sweet and bold. A very big presence of toffee/caramel, chocolate, and hint of coffee. Booze comes through start to finish, but not over-the-top here. Well-rounded.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Unusually thin for the style, but definitely enjoyable.

O: A wonderful beer that I think will age quite well. I'm happy to have landed another bottle that I can cellar for a bit to see how this beer ages/develops over time.

spdyfire83, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of slammgrass
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from the bottle, and poured into a mini pint glass, My husband brought back a few bottles from a brewery visit in November 2011. The bottle date was Sept. 15, 2011. Sampled cold and let it warm up to 10 ºC (suggested serving temp). Overall highly quaffable and likable Russian Imperial stout-style; although on sweeter side, bitterness on the finish balances out the sweetness. Although I sampled it without any food - it pairs excellently with chocolate, or with things that contain chocolate (e.g peanut-butter cups, chocolate brownie cookies, etc).

(A)ppearance: Liquid chocolate brown, amber-mahogany when held up to light. I was surprised to find it had a red tint, and was not as opaque as others in this style. When poured it appears flat with no carbonation, and no head, minimal lacing.

(S)mell: Caramel on the nose.

(T)aste: Tastes of sweet molasses or dark brown sugar (particularly Belgian Candico dark brown sugar). Strong alcohol on the exhale.

(M)outhfeel: First impressions are sweet and a tad sticky. As the beer warms up it gives off more brown sugar and vanilla, and gets a more watery, bitter finish.

(O)verall: What could pass as a shrunken beer-bottle version of a Maker’s Mark bottle is a tasty sweet stout that could easily be a specialty dessert beer. At 11.4 ABV% Rasputin Bruichladdich BA is a sweet, strong stout, perfect as a dessert, or perfect as a winter-warm up on a cold and dark evening. The presentation of the beer makes it feel special. About 5 cm of the neck and cap are immersed in red wax. The label, “Enjoy within 25 years” suggests that this beer can be cellared. It would be neat to see how this beer ages.

slammgrass, Dec 08, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Rasputin Bruichladdich BA from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.