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RATINGS: 3773   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (121) - Cardiff, WALES - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Cardiff. Pours very dark brown, thick fluffy tan head, looks gorgeous. Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is nice strong roasted coffee bitterness, a light-medium sweetness. The alcohol is well balanced, full body, smooth thick mouthfeel, warming finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewTom (324) - - NOV 11, 2014
This is a perfect ImpRusStout. Rich burnt caramel nose, Teflon smooth mouthfeel & rich coffee/chocolate aftertaste. Like drinking milk from a Russian cow crossbred with cocoa beans that have been caught up in an unfortunate accidental nuclear bomb explosion forming positive mutation offspring...or something. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (155) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Tapp på BottleRock LA. Svart med tjock hasselnötsfärgat skum. Doftar sött av choklad och karamell. Smaken är söt med inslag av kaffebeska och karamell. Lite spritig eftersmak tyvärr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft nitro, pours Black with creamy tan head. Aroma is Soy sauce, caramel, coffee, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, coffee, caramel, chocolate, soy sauce. Balanced dry finish. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bygers (849) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours very dark ruby amber colour with massive creamy tan head that stays for a long time. Aroma of chocolate upfront and some dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma with some notes of vanilla coffee. Full mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmanigold (22) - - OCT 28, 2014
Beige head that slowly went away after being poured. Good chocolate roasted flavor. Wasn?t thick as I hoped, a little on the thin side. Would drink again if given one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (341) - - OCT 26, 2014
Very good stout. Full-on strength, plenty of flavour. Tried it both from a bottle and on a nitro tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. A- Cocoa, roasty, A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Cocoa, medium bitterness, malty, alcohol. P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, strong finish. O- The aromas were quite soft and the flavor was not as complex or rich as I expected and had quite the alcohol burn at the end. I don’t think this one lives quite up to the hopes I’d had from all the rave reviews. Definitely warms you up though!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"At one point was my favorite beer...it’s slipped a little, but by no fault of it’s own...just broadened my horizons. I can see why some people think this one is a little harsh, but while it’s not as smooth as a couple others, I disagree with that. Pours motor oil black, thick dark brown head, a little bitter for some (ok by me), smells and tastes of roasted chocolate malt, some hop blance, slight alcohol burn. Definitely a sippin’ beer. For one of the best brews you’ll EVER have, order a Black & Black @North Coast (half Rasputin on Nitro, half Old 38)---AWESOME! 3/09 - after having on tap a couple times, my faith in old Raspy has been renewed. More chocolate on tap than in the bottle. Great either way."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 17, 2014
355 ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours black with a disappearing beige head. Roasted chocolate and hoppy aroma. Bitter sweet finish. Very nice. In the comparative beer desert of China I will be back for more of this.

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