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Rasputin Buffalo Trace BA - Brouwerij De Molen

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Rasputin Buffalo Trace BA
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-17-2013)
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Reviews by Jeffo:
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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

Got this at the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 2 July 2013
23 Plato
EBC: 202
EBU: 46

APPEARANCE: Pours out a really transparent light brown and yields a thin and bubbly, off-white head that quickly vanishes. 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 caramel and toffee, with oak, some milk chocolate and alcohol. Pretty bold.

TASTE: Bourbon, caramel and boozy alcohol up front. More bourbon, vanilla, some caramel and toffee sweetness with milk chocolate notes at the swallow that linger nicely. Bold finish is sweet with bourbon, caramel and toffee, as well as some bitter dark chocolate and a touch of roast. Some alcohol lingers. Not bad, but quite hot.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down okay and finishes slightly sticky. Some heat lingers. Quite boozy, but still quite full and creamy.

OVERALL: This is decent and perhaps close to the quality that was Rasputin Bruichladdich. I do think that Rasputin as a base beer is nothing special, but this BA version isn't bad. That said, I'd rather them just barrel age H&V all the time. It's a much better base beer at around the same ABV.

02-01-2014 19:42:47 | More by Jeffo
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Pours rather dark brown, not really that dark. Small white head fast to a thin lace that leaves some traces on the glass.
Bourbon is very apparent in the smell, with warm alcohol, oaky vanilla from the barrel and a sweet maltiness. Toffee, caramel, licorice, some dark cherries and figs, even faint blueberries.
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Rasputin Buffalo Trace BA from Brouwerij De Molen
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