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RATINGS: 3828   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
climberbob (227) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Huge tan head. Chocolate malt aroma and taste. Full creamy mouthfeel. Mild bitter aftertaste. Some notes of leather. Fine imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours out real black and oily. More than two finger beige head. Hop, berriefruity and light alcoholic sweetness on the nose. Taste is toffee, hop und fruity, all in a creamy way. Longlasting mid bitterness. Dry to the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (377) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle to an English pint. Dark brown pour with 1 finger tan head, minimal lacing. Classic coffee, dark chocolate and tiger notes. Flavor profile follows, very smooth and easy to drink. Outstanding RIS. I'm also using as a base for my Super Bowl Chili... Go Hawks!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (786) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
12floz bottle at Vesper Tavern at Newark airport. Very dark colour. Minimal head. Bit of an aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlihcsnatas (388) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
$10 four pack of 12 ounce bottles. Black brew with a nice thick tan head that hangs on for a long time. Aroma is dominated by the chocolate malts. Taste is chocolate, roasted, some fruitish sweetness, and then there is this very bitter pinish aftertaste. Really good stout even though the aftertaste wasn’t really needed. Overall it lost points due to cost. Yes some top notch brewing went into this one but there are stouts out there just as good for less cost and you get a whole six pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlmostHome (32) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Very, very good beer! Dark, great head and nicely malted. I taste pine nuts and Bavarian dark bread. I love it. I don't get a great aroma from it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1671) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle bought in S.Francisco. Finally! This is a classic! Dark color. Thin to medium brown head. Body is medium and surprisingly smooth and fizzy. Medium bitterness, very light sweetness. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, liquorice, hoppy, high fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SeanCunningham (8) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Shocked by the quality of this beer. Bold taste without being too bitter. No oily residue like many imperial stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barnacle_Ed (22) - Milpitas, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Been one of my favorites for years. Big, black, bitter, and beautiful. Heavy tastes and smells of chocolate and coffee, as you?d expect from any stout. Well-executed and hides the alcohol well, but has a fairly bitter aftertaste that not everyone will enjoy. Try it over vanilla ice cream on a hot day...it sounds weird but trust me its delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duchammer (96) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft Nitro: Poured Black with a long lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma molasses roasted barley. Taste Sweet malty molasses with a bitterness of the roasted barley. The heat from the abv was hidden.

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