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RATINGS: 4033   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 Russiaís Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. Itís 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 itóA sincere friend is not born instantly.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (307) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 16, 2016
The aroma is fantastic; sweet with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The color is pithch black and it has a fantastic dark brown head. The flavor is fantastic too; starting out very sweet before the complexity hits You with notes of sweet black chocolate, licorice, and hints of coffee. The sweet start is soon taken over by more powerful stout notes of roasted malts, tar, wood, bitter chocolate, and bitter hops. Even with the roasted malts and the bitter hops the mouthfeel is still very smooth. But the bitter and roasted/burnt flavors lingers on Your tongue for a long time after taking a sip

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (135) - , Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass Appearance: pours black, dark, large head some lacing Aroma: nice smell, aroma of toasted grains, slight scent of coffee, chocolate Taste: Balance alcohol , not too bitter Mouth feel:Creamy Overall: Very good beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (349) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Black colored with firm frothy head. Fruits at the start, roasted malts in the middle and end and a dry bitter finish. Loaded with aroma and flavor. A very good RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Pitch black with a huge light brown and creamy head. So far so good. The aroma is roasted but sweetish with a fresh background reminding me ...cocacola. The dark malts make me think about dark roasted bread and dark tea. Apart some little dried cheese smell I donít get any fermentation aromas. Clean. The mouthfeel is thin for a RIS but ...still very oily and creamy. Itís surprisigly easy to drink yet the taste is overwhelming. Wow! Thatís a good tasting Stout. Sweet yet very roasted. Deep shit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (433) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Multiple bottles sampled on various occasions - roasty malts, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, caramel, smooth mouthfeel and barely perceptible alcohol, this is how a Russian Imperial Stout should be made.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (357) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours thick black with foamy tan head. Aroma was roasty malts, oak wood and molasses. Taste was burnt, roasty and woody.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (323) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours a black colour with loads of beige head and lacing, nice looking beer. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Chocolate flavoured coffee, little anise, bit of alcohol burn. This is a very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - JAN 4, 2016
355 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, licorice, caramel, dark dried fruits, some hoppy notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky almost creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeanF (2056) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Okay, I guess it really is a perfect creamy head on top of a jet black body. The aroma is a lot of hops and barley relaxing alongside of each other, appetizing, but not amazing. Flavour is a really good mix of toffee, caramel, toffee, barley. Dry finish with crispness. Really good, not the best Iíve had but darn close.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Had on nitro at old bricks. Like a really nice chocolate milk with a roasted malty grain goodness underlying. Super smooth and crushable. Pours black with a frothy tan head


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