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RATINGS: 3862   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.

The Old Rasputin brand image is a drawing of Rasputin with a phrase in Russian encircling it—A sincere friend is not born instantly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sleedens (4) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Tap at Brewdog Gothenburg. Pours ultra Dark brown. Aroma of vanilla and milk chocolate. Taste of salty caramel. It doesn't taste like an imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (252) - - APR 2, 2015
Extraordinary mouthfeel, deep, lingering and complex, with notes to bitter roasted coffee, liquor and black liquorice. The finish is smooth, elegant and velvety, according to its creamy texture. Big beer without being heavy norte cloying. Overwhelming brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2428) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 1, 2015
355ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 02-04-2015.
BBD: 01-2016. Batch:ZBNCOR1.
In short: bitter IStout.
Pours black with some nice tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, coffee aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite bitter, dry, roast, strong coffee flavours. Ends dry. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (51) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz bottle to tulip. Awesome roasty malt aroma. Leather. Leaves. Appearance is black with two finger tan frothy head. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter taste. Light notes of chocolate and more so coffee. Full bodied with a fairly thick texture and average carbonation. Lightly bitter but soft finish. Overall great subject of a Russian Imperial Stout. Full of flavor. Highly recommended to anyone interested in strong stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (783) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2015
Negro opaco con espuma beis abundante. Aromsa lupulados herbales con tostados y café. Cuerpo medio-alto, quizá demasiado carbonatada, con inicio achocolatado, sabor herbal y final de amargor moderado y acafetado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Köpt på Norrlands nation i Uppsala. Bra imperial Stout men inget som sticker ut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lillunken (29) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Köpt på norrlands, Uppsala. Svagt rostade toner, en del kakao i både smak och doft. En bra imperial stout men inget speciellt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frozer (181) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Nitro. Huge creamy off white head. No aroma due to massive head. Malted chocolate. Low carbonation. Smooth and refined. Amazing lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (788) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
On nitro. Black with fluffy beige head. Coffee, wood aroma. Coffee, dark fruit, roasted malt taste. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2925) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle: Inky black with a highlight of dark brown at the very edges; thick & viscous pour with a fine mesh of leathery-tan bubbled grouped up top. Aroma contains huge bouts of unsweetened dark cacao beans, bitter espresso, huge roasted malt with the lightest underpinning of burnt brown sugar sweetness. Flavor is a bit more complex, opening up with 86% cacao dark chocolate, raw cocoa powder, charred & ashy malt, roasted nuts, bitter coffee with a woodsy & earthy undertone, heavy herbaceous & leafy hop scores towards the back-end, & a kiss of smoky anise in the finish. Lingers forever & coats the palate with flavors of herbal wood, smoke, coffee beans, & even some faint tobacco leaves. Dry & bitter for the style, heavy mouth feel. Really good stuff.

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