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Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XV

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by BalancingBrooms, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Advocate (585) Louisiana Aug 22, 2013 Verified

    Hows BA Old Rasputin XV drinking now? Should i keep aging or drink my one bottle?
  2. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Drink that shit man.
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  3. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I drank one fresh last year and it was perfection, but I bought another and want to try it with a year on it. My favorite barrel stout by miles and miles. Drink it if you've never had it.
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  4. i opened a bottle about a month ago and it was excellent. drink it.
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  5. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (370) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Verified

    Same here, had one last month and was delish!!!
  6. Charliechu

    Charliechu Savant (345) California Jul 1, 2013 Verified

    Had one for the 4th of July . It was amazing .
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Meh. I say keep aging. I had one 1-2 months ago and it was still pretty hot, IMHO. Wait at least a year (I think this came out December/January?)
  8. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (425) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    It fades a good bit with a year on it, and though I love it fresh I'd say 4 months is the best spot for all around flavor. Less heat but still plenty of barrel.
  9. Googs

    Googs Savant (360) New York Apr 19, 2012

    this beer is awesome fresh, but as stated above, pretty hot. I had last's years batch, which was about a year old at the time and it was mind blowing. I'm saving a bottle right now for a couple of years down the line, the heat should fade out a bit, and the chocolate flavors will come forward more. enjoy man
  10. Drink one now and see how it is. If you like it and want to see how it does with age then hold onto another for a year later. No Rasputin left? BM me, there are several on the shelf here.
  11. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Advocate (585) Louisiana Aug 22, 2013 Verified

    thanks for all the replies, im going to wait until the weather cools down a little bit more
  12. I drank one fresh and it was probably the hottest beer I have ever had. Wish I would have waited at least a year.
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