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RATINGS: 4077   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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
bombelsky (28) - - APR 11, 2016
Nice black color, brown, frothy head. Lasting, good lacing. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, chocolate some raisins, some floral hops, alcohol. Great taste, heavy sweet and bitter. Thick, sticky. Full body, oily to creamy. Long roasted, dry finish. Delicious. Alcohol well covered. Very strong, warms body. Great beer

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (110) - - APR 10, 2016
Good imperial Stout, nice and rich. Little high and dry on the IBU scale for me, but good starter before hitting something else. Modest head.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanillaringer (22) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 10, 2016
Black as the night in the glass. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Superb Stout, one of the best.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Novellifter (2) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2016 does not count
I very much enjoyed this beer. Smells and taste great with not that much bitterness at the end. Drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (589) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Bottle (06/10/2015). Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, hops, chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, light bitter hops, bitter roasted aftertaste. Not what I expected, bit disappointing, should try this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 Servida en tulipán. APARIENCIA: de color negro, no pasa la luz a través de ella; corona de espuma color beige de mediana retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas al centro. AROMA: frutos oscuros, predomina la ciruela, además de pasas, notas a café tostado, chocolate amargo y grano tostado. SABOR: el paladar sigue a la nariz, frutos oscuros que predominan, ciruela, pasas, chocolate amargo, café tostado, ligeramente notas a caramelo, y una ligera nota ácida que no es astringente; en el retrogusto queda un amargor moderado, por ahí una ligera nota metálica, no llega a ser completamente agresiva pero si está presente, el alcohol no se siente. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio, ligeramente untuoso, baja carbonatación.. RESUMEN: Buena Russian Imperial Stout, nada extraordinario.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TThumper89 (27) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
04/08/16 - on tap (nitro) at The Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo, MI. Served in a tulip glass. This beer just became a favorite. The beer is an opaque very deep, dark brown with long lingering lacing. The taste is that of dark fruits and plum with an ever so slight, just right, alcohol burn in the finish. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (596) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2016
2007 (!) vintage. All of the sharp edges and big flavors have totally mellowed over 9 years, and it was completely smooth and soft. A bit of sweetness and some roasted chocolate flavor, but there wasn’t any oxidization yet. This is some seriously civilized drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 12oz bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a pitch black with a creamy tan three finger head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, leather, coffee, currants, pipe tobacco smoke, molasses. Taste: My Oh My!...dark chocolate, loads of molasses, vanilla, dark fruits, caramelized creme brulee, butterscotch, licorice, whole wheat bread, roasted nuts, roasted espresso coffee beans, currants, dates, toffee. Alcohol is hidden away well. Full body with a roasty, sticky, creamy, long lasting bittersweet finish. Overall an absolutely fantastic tasting RIS, very roasty and full of molasses. Definitely will have this again, the best of its kind. RASPUTIN LIVES!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (663) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2016
Dark black with gorgeous tan head. Roasted malts smoky dry bitter chocolate faint cinnamon. Quite bitter finish. Fantastic stout.


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