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RATINGS: 3800   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (41) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Very opaque dark pour with thin, clingy brown head. Aroma is heavily roasted and coffee notes. Incredibly smooth with barely noticible alcohol - remarkable given the content. Instead, flavors are strongly parrallel to aromas - again with coffee and roasted maltiness. This is delicious. One of my favorites amongst my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (284) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours near black, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, anise, coffee, bitter chocolate and faint alcohol. Taste is nicely balanced cold coffee bitterness with a bitter chocolate backbone. A ever so slightly roasted malt makes it’s way in with some sweetness, but the bittering hops keep this one on the dark side. Earthy, slightly dry in the finish. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Good stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhavens22 (1) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Im going to give this beer a regular review and not go into smells and tastes. Although it does smell great and tastes great. This is one of my favorite russian imperial stouts. Very easy to drink but it packs a wallop with the alcohol content. Very addictive beer but buyer be warned...it may kick your butt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2015
(bottle) black colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of brown sugar, fudge and cherry syrup, with lots of milk chocolate, espresso beans, some light alcohol, a light hint of smoked malts, floral hops and ash. flavour is mostly toasted malts, ash and alcohol, with a light hint of rose oil, some light caramel and a medium roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation. underwhelming.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mbutler91c (17) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
A perfect RIS in all aspects. You will be able to find many of them at a higher price, but in my opinion, for the price point and all around taste, this is about as perfect as them come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (440) - - JAN 2, 2015
Coffe caramel imperial stout with prominent complex taste of hops, malt, caramel, coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft (nitro). Dark tan head with substantial lacing. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Chocolate milk flavors with slight bitterness in the finish. Smooth and silky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyunker1 (26) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Simply the best beer I have had over 7%, and near the very top over all beers. Only complaint is that is is not lower in alcohol so I could drink many more per sitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (407) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2014
Draught at Komachi. Completely black, great tan head. Aroma is all chocolate and coffee. Flavour is super smooth. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (205) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, over a year old. Nose is sweet coffee.cocoa. Taste is sweet roasted malt, with coffee and cocoa notes all over. Oily mouthfeel. Bold and balanced. Drinks quick for its heft.

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