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RATINGS: 3913   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4807) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2015
355ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing tan head. Chocolately, roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, some coffee, resinous and fruity notes, red and dark berries. Taste is dry, chocolately dark malty, dark chocolate, a touch of tobacco, some coffee, sweetish resinous and fruity notes, some biting hop bitterness in between, honey interludes; viscous, oily texture. Rich, not too complex, no hectic oscillation between flavours, more like a gentle volplane on chocolate wings over red berry shrubs and resinous wood.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (767) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate. Very bold roasted chocolate malt flavor with cocoa notes. Full bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and a rich roasty finish. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (486) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with huge amazing-looking creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, dark rich and sweet chocolate and then some dry tobacco. The oats smooths this one out. Taste is same amount of coffee and roasty malts. Dark chocolate, and then super dry finish with tobacco. Very smooth big body and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (187) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 I read patriotic ratings here as usual for American ales on Ratebeer, very good Stout, but lacks of character. Still, creamy thin head, tastes of caramel and coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (357) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Almost black color. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, cognac. Taste: roasted and dark malts, very alcoholic and heady, with coffee and brandy, warming.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (604) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Old Rasputin is practically mythical thanks to all the hype surrounding it. My anticipation to have it was high. My temper flared equally high when the bartender gave it to me in a frosted goblet. It was a situation that demanded me to sacrifice my warmth and dignity by wrapping my hands around the goblet as tightly as possible. It worked... eventually. Though my efforts looked idiotic, I was finally able to appreciate this Imperial Stout at something close to optimal conditions. And there was a lot to appreciate. Burnt sugar, chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of cream. Spectacular balance. The head stuck around to the very last sip. I can see why Old Rasputin has remained relevant even while other Imperial Stouts are constantly emerging. Like the real Rasputin, this brew is hard to kill.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3350) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle@tkcbb. Black. Roasted, malty nose. Chocolate, slight coffee. Surprisingly light med bodied. Well bittered, pretty nice drinkability. Med long finish. Seems like a nicely mellow drinkable ris. Lots of flavours, sort of traditional portery than overwhealming.

-- bb

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
feliponk (11) - CHILE - MAY 23, 2015
Cerveza compleja, se nota el amargor del lúpulo al final. Excelente cuerpo y espuma precisa. Una excelente cerveza.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (158) - - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in Hami hill. This ones all about the bitter coffee notes with undertones of chocolate and toasty/roasty nuts. Finishes a lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours an inky black beer with a big brown head on top and a reddish hue around the rim. Aroma has mostly chocolate and coffee with roasty notes. Flavour is mild sweet and also some bitterness in there. Good amount of coffee and chocolate with caramel. Quite boozy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Good stuff.


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