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RATINGS: 4111   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 Russiaís Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. Itís 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 itóA sincere friend is not born instantly.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2006
WARNING: This is a dangerous beer, a beer that puts hair on your chest, a beer gives you nightmares at night, a beer that fills your soul with a heavy darkness that will never leave you, never. This is the kind of beer you dare not share at a party...no one else understands, no one else can see the beauty behind this beastly animal. At 8.9%, thank the gods it comes in a 4 pack. Those who dare to try this, keep it secret, keep it safe, and keep it far from the hands of children!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Dark black, oily pour with a thin toasted head. Very syrupy texture leaves a sticky lacing on the glass. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee, mild tobacco, and toffee. The texture actually feels a bit thinner than it looks in the glass, but it has a nice effervescent dispersion over the tongue. Very chocolatey finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cquick (3) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006 does not count
Dark chocolaty beer whose flavor masks the high alcohol %. Definitely complex with a long, bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2006
Bottle from Jeppeís shop in Copenhagen. Delicious, smooth, warm choc, toasty aroma. Dark black, with a beige head. Very delicious and full of interest. Bitter to start, with some pepper and ice, becoming smoother, richer and more chocolatey right through the mouth, into the long finish. Like Milk Tray with just the right amount of alc appearing. West Coast hops are laced in expertly also. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 Pours a rich black/brown super fullbodied nectar. An extremely rich and complex specimen of itís genre. The best in itís class. This brew has so much going on but without any focus on any one element. Itís a tasty stout with huge bright/fresh flavors from the dark spectrum (coffee, cocoa, tar, and the like) which is quite rare. These flavors are usually so dense and rich that they overshadow the other elements. Not here. Itís sweet yet ballanced by the hopy character. Well ballanced with a long finish. Stays flavorful to the last sip.The alcohol is well hidden and keeps you warm. The next best thing to have during a Detroit whiteout on 75 Northbound to Clarkston, the first being your girl of course. I highly recommend trying it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Okay. I am not going to paint a portrait here. This is an excellent imperial stout made to awaken the senses and reflect on its tones of Choc. Coffee and is that heaven. Just get one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
In my early drinking days, this was at the top of the heap. And while my tastes have changed somewhat, the quality of Old Raspy hasnít. Still one of the better stouts on the market and WELL worth the time and money to hunt it down and enjoy. Creamy and roasty goodness thru and thru. This one will stick your ribs if thatís possible. It donít take much of these to fill you up. This brings back many fond memories. I hope it does the same for you.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Nice dark brown head. Thick body matches very well with its dark and roasty flavor. A little dark chocolate flavor, though it does not overpower the roasty coffee flavor. Extremely well balanced, thick and delicious. I really like this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Pours a very dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma of malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is the same with a finish of hops and a little warming. Very good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked chocolate and coffee, although neither stands out as dominant. Itís the same with the flavor. Typical stout flavors are present, but none more dominant than the other. The result is a thinner than normal, yet extremely smooth brew. The alcohol is nicely hidden and itís very easy to drink.


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