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RATINGS: 4101   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (759) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
Uit de fles heschonken. Mooi zwart bier met een mooie schuimkraag. Aromas van geroosterde mout, chocola en koffie. Smaken van geroosterde mout, chocola, koffie, lichte rooksmaak, olie-achtige structuur, lichte carbonatie. Prachtige stout, een stout die ik met plezier in mijn mond laat ronddansen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (750) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cokolwiek11 (350) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Black with over 2 fingers of tanned head with nice lacing. Aroma: !st dried fruits in alcohol and chocolate (belgian pralines), than licorie, ashy, chocolaty notes. Taste: Chocolate, roasty, ashy, with hints of licorie and milk chocolate, medium sweet, medium bitter. Not very intense as for RIS. Palate: briliant, smooth, creamy, perfectly hidden alcohol. Overall: nice, esspecially on palate, but lacks alot of intense in taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (555) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours up nearly black with a nice tan head. Roast and chocolate dominate the aroma, with a hint of booze. Taste starts slightly sweet with chocolate but then roast flavors come in, along with licorice and dark fruits. Finishes with some hops, bitter chocolate and a touch of alcohol burn. A bit of a favorite for me. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YigSvartka (274) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Opaque black with a relatively large beige head consisting of commendable retention. Vigorous aromatics containing notes of dark chocolate, dark roast, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and nuts. Viscous and smooth texture. Utterly delectable flavour managed by the aforementioned notes with emphasis on dark chocolate and roast with a bitter roast finish. Wonderfully robust.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arcanor (169) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
355ml bottle. Pour pitch black with a tall and dense creamy mocha foam. Sweet coffee, cigarillo, vanilla aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. A rush of comforting liquorish roasted malt cover my mouth. This is not my first, a drink this on a regular basis, thanks to the US border close to Montreal. I discover this beer on tap at Library Ale House in California, then I drove my motorcycle directly to Fort Bragg to drink it on tap on on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmuncey (16) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2016
This Russian imperial I a heavy hitter with a nice warm finish. Always a fan favorite and rightfully only comes in a 4-pack! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1646) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 18, 2016
butelka, warka do nienapisali :) fajna, trwala dosc i ladnie brudzaca pokal piana. aromat intensywny, slodko, ciemno owocowy, porto, chleb ciemny, czekolada, bakalie jakies (rodzynki). generalnie obiecuje cos slodkiego. pojawiaja sie tez kawowe nuty, toffi,wanilia, palonosc. W ustach sredni- pelni, dosc gladki, srednio- wysycony, mniej slodki niz aromaty obiecywaly, mocno palony i mocno goryczkowy. bardzo dobry acz zarazem nie sprostal swojej legendzie ;)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bijl (148) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Pikzwarte RIS met een karamelbruine schuimkraag. Kraag is flink aanwezig maar zakt snel in om een mooi laagje over te laten. Aroma van chocolade, mocha, geroosterd, donker fruit zoetig, iets hout en een vanille noot. Ook wat alcohol merkbaar in de neus maar dit is zeker niet vervelend. Smaak: Pure donkere chocolade bitter, koffieroasted, zoethout, vanille, en een flinke hopbitter. Koolzuur is weinig, volle body en zacht / romig mondgevoel. Lekker wat alcohol warmte. Bitter / droog in de afdronk. Genieten!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1654) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Keg at The Junkyard, Nottingham. A black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, some alcohol, slight brown sugar and subtle smoke. Taste of roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, some bourbon, slight alcohol, a little brown sugar, a hint of caramel and subtle treacle. Full bodied and a creamy texture. A long, roasted, treacley finish. A superb imperial stout, really rich, roasty and creamy. Full of spicy, roasted, chocolatey flavours, slightly boozy and goes down really well. Great.

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