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RATINGS: 4065   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanillaringer (18) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 10, 2016
Black as the night in the glass. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Superb Stout, one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Novellifter (2) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2016 does not count
I very much enjoyed this beer. Smells and taste great with not that much bitterness at the end. Drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (558) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Bottle (06/10/2015). Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, hops, chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, light bitter hops, bitter roasted aftertaste. Not what I expected, bit disappointing, should try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdolfoCC (79) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 9, 2016
APARIENCIA: Totalmente negra, no pasa la luz a través de ella, corona de espuma de buena retención, de color marrón, burbuja compacta. AROMA: Fuertes notas de café tostado, chocolate semiamargo, maltas tostadas, frutos oscuros secos maduros, como pasas, dátiles, muy prometedora desde el aroma. SABOR: de entrada las notas de café tostado, tonos de chocolate, frutos oscuros maduros, como pasas e hígos se hace presente y es lo que destaca, seguido de una ligera nota ácida que no llega a ser astringente, muy sutil dulzor en paladar. Retrogusto armargor moderado bajo, seco, no astringente, el alcohol se siente en garganta con una sensación cálida. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio algo cremoso al paladar, baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: Excelente Russian Imperial Stout de acuerdo al estilo, muy buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TThumper89 (26) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
04/08/16 - on tap (nitro) at The Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, MI. Served in a tulip glass. This beer just became a favorite. The beer is an opaque very deep, dark brown with long lingering lacing. The taste is that of dark fruits and plum with an ever so slight, just right, alcohol burn in the finish. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2016
2007 (!) vintage. All of the sharp edges and big flavors have totally mellowed over 9 years, and it was completely smooth and soft. A bit of sweetness and some roasted chocolate flavor, but there wasn’t any oxidization yet. This is some seriously civilized drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (88) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
12oz bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a pitch black with a creamy tan three finger head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, coffee, currants, pipe tobacco smoke, molasses. Taste: My Oh My!...dark chocolate, loads of molasses, vanilla, dark fruits, caramelized creme brulee, butterscotch, licorice, whole wheat bread, roasted nuts, roasted espresso coffee beans, currants, dates, toffee. Alcohol is hidden away well. Full body with a roasty, sticky, creamy, long lasting bittersweet finish. Overall an absolutely fantastic tasting RIS, very roasty and full of molasses. Definitely will have this again, the best of its kind. RASPUTIN LIVES!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (625) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2016
Dark black with gorgeous tan head. Roasted malts smoky dry bitter chocolate faint cinnamon. Quite bitter finish. Fantastic stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (688) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Pitch black clear beer with an offish-coloured head. Smells liquorice, milk chocolate and subtle wood. Raisins, fresh cheese. Hint of herbs. Taste is bitter dry, with a subtle milk chocolate sweetness. Slightly metallic, nice balance, with a bitter finish. Oily feel, subtle fizz. Some resin, hint of herbs, pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2393) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Nitro draft pour at The Collective. I saw this on a here, and remembered my days of being introduced to craft beer, and this was THE stout to get. Thanks to the Taphouse for introducing me to a beer that deserves some credit for me getting into the beer world. This was the first stout I ever loved. Thick black pour with an infinite cream tan head. Bold chocolate, toasty finish. This beer is a one of a kind.

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