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RATINGS: 3690   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Amazing beer! Dark, rich and complex. It gets better as it warms up a bit, would recommend to everyone! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (43) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Pitch black, huge, thick brown foam. Coffee and chocolate, some fruit sweetness. Some alcohol tickle the nose. Taste is complex, from sweet fruit to chocolate bitter. Aftertaste is long and great. Could be a little more slick. Well balanced, well made. Stand well next to the big name.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (238) - - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a dark brown/black with mocha colored head. Chocolate, cocoa nibs, and roasted coffee beans on the nose. Slightly bitter on the tongue; coffee beans, bitter chocolate, cocoa, some hops. Really nice imperial stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1119) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Tap at Crafty Crow, Nottingham. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Bubbly, tan head. Big roast. Dried fruit. Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. Taste is fruity dry. Thick, smooth, creamy palate. Dry finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (735) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a stouty opaque brownish-black, espresso colored head with so-so retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, coffee, bakers chocolate, burnt toast. Mouth is medium-full, over-roasted coffee dominating the palate, some soot both fore and aft, cocoa powder and a hint of licorice. I have to be honest, I don’t get the hype on this one. I wasn’t a huge fan of the anniversary BA version either -- I know a lot of raters really love this one, but I think it’s pretty run-of-the-mill compared to a lot of others that I’ve had here in the Midwest from Bells, Three Floyds, Surly, Founders, Pipeworks and Spiteful just to name a few.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (135) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and tobacco with similar flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Nose is oak, earth, walnut, very subtle licorice, feel is very broad, taste is decent cream, acidic espresso note, leather, gingerbread,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
"What a delicious old Russian mystic you’ve become Rasputin!". As black as the blackest brown times infinity, this old madman wears a lofty tan cap. What an aroma! An earthy and leathery fragrance that is all but beaten out by alluring, smooth and sweet espresso and dark chocolate. Tastes much like the bouquet implies with some added caramel and nuts and a very well balanced light hopping. Insanely smooth and creamy texture with soft carbonation. I could drink this everyday. A Grigorian guzzle indeed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hardy008 (5) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Appearance - Pours a huge foamy 4+ finger tan head with great retention. The color is dark black, but allows shades of ruby to show through. Smell - Chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt. Taste - Just like the smell. Has a sweet taste with some bitterness at the end for balance. Mouthfeel - Rich, smooth, creamy, and full bodied. Drinkability - Highly drinkable and highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrearaujoo (23) - Vitoria, BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2014
It is an intense well flavored dark ale. Toasty, fruity, and subtle bittersweet. Did not realize in taste it’s alcohol presence. Very well balanced. Really good example of this style.


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