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Barrel Aged Old Rasputin

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by queens1130, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Just got an alert from a local store that they now have this in. It's the XV version aged in bourbon barrels.

    I know that the regular version of Old Raspy is tasty but just wondering if anyone has tried a past barrel aged version would like to step up & let us know their thoughts on this? Yes I know there are reviews & I read some but just wanted to see what everyone thought.

    Feel free to shoot, cheers!
  2. It's delicious. It's also expensive.
  3. j47paco

    j47paco Savant (410) California Dec 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    I thought last year's was quite good. However, I will not be buying it again this year. As good as the beer is, the bottle is only 16.9 oz (IIRC) and the price tag is north of $20.
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  4. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    Ya, in GA it retails for $24.99 most places, and that's North of a good 750mL bottle from most breweries, so for a 500mL it hurts to buy. Still, it's a fantastic beer.
  5. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Its really really really really good.... but really really really expensive.
  6. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (165) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

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  7. Number45forever

    Number45forever Savant (400) Vermont Jan 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Been said already...this is an awesome beer, but just insanely overpriced. You can likely get a 4-pack of BCS for the price of this beer. I might get one of this year's, or I might just pass and drink a Parabola one night...paid like $13 for that, and it's MUCH better than BA Old Raspy.
  8. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (285) California Dec 1, 2011

    Really? It's here? Ugh, my wallet just can't get a break.
  9. Very good, but absolutely not worth the money, even at a more "reasonable" $20 price. Anything over that and it's more expensive per ounce than Black Tuesday, which is at least a 19% monster.
  10. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    didn't realize it's $20 for roughly a pint, that's quite pricey, good to know!
  11. Zerric

    Zerric Aficionado (155) California Jun 30, 2010

    Love the beer.
  12. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    I thought it was too expensive when i bought it, thought it was a 22oz bottle, when i drank it realized it was 16.9 oz and was extra dissapointed. Is a great beer though
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  13. Googs

    Googs Savant (415) New York Apr 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had a vintage of this beer, so awesome. I'll drop more $ on it..but where can I find it? Anyone know about it's release and distro?
  14. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (285) California Dec 1, 2011

    Apparently one store in LA has it. None of my local places that usually get it have even heard about it being released yet. Weird
  15. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    What does the fact that Black Tuesday is 19% have to do with it?
    I actually like BA Old Rasputin better. More balance and not nearly as sweet.
    I think its a better made beer and that alone should justify the price.
    I found it for $17.99 in Illinois.
  16. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Mo ABV = Mo Malt = Mo $
  17. MystikCelt

    MystikCelt Savant (360) New York Jun 11, 2011

    If by tasty, do you mean if I crossed paths with you on the street, would I rip out your intestines and squeeze them out for any remaining drops for one last taste of it, then, yes.

    This post brought to you by the mid-season finale of the walking dead ;P

    P.S. This post was sponsored by sarcasm. I would not actually do the above said things. ...I might however entertain the thought. It is, after all, an amazing beer ;P
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  18. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    That certainly doesnt always justify the price.
    I heard the Black Tuesday Brewer himself talk about how they priced Black Tuesday in an interview online and let me tell you, the amount of malt has little to do with the $30.00 price tag.
  19. TomClem

    TomClem Savant (325) Nebraska Mar 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Cellar a normal 4pk of old raspy 6-9 months and it will be nice and smooth. More like the barrel aged beer. You will miss out on the barrel but save lots of $. I've had it barrel aged and will not buy it again. After aging old raspy i doubt I have it fresh again either...
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  20. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Adam's Fine Wine and Liquor in Redondo Beach got it, guessing other stores will follow suit in the next few weeks?

    This is probably a better alternative to help my ever shrinking bank account from beer robbery o_O
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  21. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (285) California Dec 1, 2011

    I'm just surprised that nobody down here has heard about getting it.
  22. There were several bottles of last year's release recently at my local liquor store. Two reasons why I didn't pick it up: price tag and the reviews are right about the same as regular raspy, IIRC. I think I can go without this one unless it shows up on tap somewhere
  23. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Dear God, why so expensive?
  24. CCC

    CCC Disciple (60) Illinois Aug 17, 2010

    I drank a bottle of 2010 after having sat on it for a year, and I can confirm it is quiet delicious. That said, as others have pointed out, I think the money is just better spent. It was nice to try once, but I don't think I'll be getting any more unless I see it for less than $20.00, which seems to be the standard price in my area. It's all over the shelves in Southern Illinois.
  25. Twice the malt, the extra R&D that goes into making the yeast/barrels work on a 19% beer, etc. We've seen a million breweries do an 11% RIS in barrels well, but very little the size of Black Tuesday. And yes, I realize the Bruery marks beers up because they can, but that just speaks even louder to how severely marked up BAOR is when BT still comes out cheaper per ounce.

    Note that I'm not even suggesting BT is a better beer than BAOR, but $26 for a 750 of BT is a lot more justifiable than $20-$25 for a 500 of BAOR. I realize deals can be found, but BAOR is rarely less than $20 - in fact even $20 flat is a great price around here.
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  26. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    Wish I could find this here... Is trade 4 Brooklyn BCS for one
  27. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Twice the malt?? It is not a single mash with yeast added. Not even close.
    Black Tuesday yeast is continuously fed sugar until it Peters out. Do you even know if this is all malt extract or other sugars.
    A little research on this beer may help.

    Either way, one beer causes diabetes and the other is a well rounded drink.
  28. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    yeah its okay as BA stouts go: pretty thin actually but the barrel is definitely there, but waaay too expensive.
    i have two from last year just aging...er something
  29. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Aficionado (165) California Sep 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bought one for $13.99 in ca still a lot for 500 ml
  30. Googs

    Googs Savant (415) New York Apr 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    this years release?
  31. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Aficionado (165) California Sep 11, 2012 Beer Trader

  32. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Well, I guess I can't complain about expensive...I shell out $30 for Black Tuesday!!!:eek:
  33. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Aficionado (165) California Sep 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    well not exactly complaining, just had no idea it was closer to 20 on the east coast. very excited to try this!!
    also I would have bought black tuesday for 30 but I know I cant make it down there any time soon. is rueuze @ $18-20 avg or high any idea?
  34. Jules11788

    Jules11788 Savant (420) California Feb 15, 2011

    Couldn't have said it better myself. I thought it was just amazing, but buying two bottles to cellar was a painful experience for my wallet
  35. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Just had a 8oz pour for $10... it was really good and I don't regret it but I'll wait until I can get a bottle on sale.
  36. Googs

    Googs Savant (415) New York Apr 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Damn, I'm in NY...let's work out a trade bud!
  37. Googs

    Googs Savant (415) New York Apr 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Well just heard about a couple places that have em' in Tacoma, WA from my friend. It's circulating on the west coast.
  38. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Poobah (1,005) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    A shop in SF that isn't City Beer has it.
  39. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Savant (430) Nebraska Nov 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    This, exactly. Seriously though, I have two still just "aging"...or waiting to be consumed...whatever. Either way I was greatly underwhelmed and won't be buying it again if it is at that absurd price - I'd rather just get a couple 4pks of the regs for less cash.
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  40. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Advocate (505) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    I bought a bottle.
    Figure it is worth a try,
    at least once, that is.

    I love the base beer,
    Old Stock Reserve is great too...
    but somewhat pricy.

    If you cannot tell
    I am from the great North West.
    Haiku, not rare beer.
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