BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Dark black with tawny red edges with large head initially then fades quickly and stays creamy with lots of lacing. The aroma is fruity with grapes, figs and raisin. Notes of chocolate & coffee are very prevelant too. Flavor is much more mild compared to the aroma and doesn't match too well. This finishes fairly musty and stays in your mouth for a while. moderate burnt/toasty finish as well.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a reddish tint with a big bubbly head that dissapates rather quickly. Very spotty lacing. Roasted coffee and malts in the nose. Starts with a big coffee flavor mixed with roasted malt that finishes slightly hoppy. Palate is slighly oily or buttery as it feels slick in the mouth. Good stout.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty, chocolate aroma with a mild hop lingering. Dark brown color with good head and lacing, but a little oily. Coffee and hop flavor that is very slight on the palate.
guzzler67 (1599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 It’s exactly what a stout should look like: very dark; a reddish hue on the rim; dense beige head and good lacing. Sweet malty aroma of chocolate, toffee and caramel. Flavors of cookie dough, bakers chocolate and a passing note of coffee. Aftertaste is surprisingly dry, despite all the sweetness.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of toasted cheerios. Sanguine red-brown color, with a light tan thin head. Flavor of roasted cheerios. Nothing remarkable here- just a run-of-the-mill dry stout. Average in every respect.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep burgandy color with an initial huge frothy beige head. Light aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is coffee and bitter chocolate. Palate is thin. Light dry mouth watering bitter aftertaste.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of chocolate, raisins, and coffee. Flavor is the same but the coffee comes out as prominent. The palate is very very thin however. This is nice if you want to drink these all night, but I prefer stouts that have a thicker feel.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a dark coffee brown with dark ruby highlights when put up to the light, thin compact tannish head fading fairly slow to leave ink blot patches of crumbly lace. Aroma is dark, sweet chocolate and a nice alcoholic warmth and spice. Also blends in some nice malty roastyness and dried hops with a nice overlaying touch of fresh coffee beans. Taste is quite different then what the smell leads on; mostly a heavy roasted flavor with an older left-in-the-pot coffee sense, a milding roasted sweetness and the chocolate is all but gone from the nose with only hints of cocoa powder and light burnt brownie drying that comes in and through the finish. Feel is medium bodied with a creamy start and middle wrapping up the finish with a favorable little bittering and drying factions with notes of cocoa, coffee, and cinnamon. A nice stout with a great nose and a nice finish. A solid stout all the way.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Good lacing. deep and quite sweet aroma of of coffee and cacao. Coffee and roasted malt in flavour with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and cacao. Good palate. Long bitter finish with hints of choclate. Not very complex but very tasty! Good stout!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep darkness follows the pour, but some light does shine through the darkness when held upto a bulb. Very nice pour though, with a big tan head, and a very inviting aroma. The flavor is rich and tastes like burnt coffee but not in a bad way, the body is very light, but the mouthfeel is very moist and oily. I still prefer Old Rasputin.