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Barrel Aged Old Rasputin

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

  1. queens1130

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    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. FunkyMacGroovin

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    It's delicious. It's also expensive.
     
  3. j47paco

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    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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    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.
     
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    Its really really really really good.... but really really really expensive.
     
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    This.
     
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    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.
     
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    Really? It's here? Ugh, my wallet just can't get a break.
     
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    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

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    didn't realize it's $20 for roughly a pint, that's quite pricey, good to know!
     
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    Love the beer.
     
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    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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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Mo ABV = Mo Malt = Mo $
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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

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    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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    I'm just surprised that nobody down here has heard about getting it.
     
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    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
     
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    Dear God, why so expensive?
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Wish I could find this here... Is trade 4 Brooklyn BCS for one
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Bought one for $13.99 in ca still a lot for 500 ml
     
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    this years release?
     
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    Well, I guess I can't complain about expensive...I shell out $30 for Black Tuesday!!!:eek:
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Damn, I'm in NY...let's work out a trade bud!
     
  37. Googs

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    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

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

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    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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    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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