Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XV

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

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  1. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Disciple (341) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

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

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Drink that shit man.
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  3. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    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. NurseBri

    NurseBri Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2013 California

    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 Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Same here, had one last month and was delish!!!
  6. Charliechu

    Charliechu Initiate (195) Jul 1, 2013 California
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    Had one for the 4th of July . It was amazing .
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    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 Disciple (343) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    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 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 New York
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    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. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (487) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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    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 Disciple (341) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

    thanks for all the replies, im going to wait until the weather cools down a little bit more
  12. Diotima

    Diotima Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Wisconsin

    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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