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RATINGS: 3941   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 12oz bottle. Beer pours out black with a small tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and banana. Flavor is intense roasty burnt malt, espresso coffee and chocolate. Almost overload on the flavor. A faint tartness in the middle. Finish is long and bitter. Alcohol is only mildly noticeable and even though 9% is totally covered by the intense flavor. Mouthfeel is lighter than I expected given the intensity of this brew. Good complexity and its character changes as you get further into the bottle. This is a very interesting imperial stout indeed. A true sipper. $6.99 for a four pack at Broudy’s, Jacksonville, FL. Beautiful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Not the best by any means, but very good. Strong taste to it, and indeed very tasty. Can buy it at most World Market stores for around $5/bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11806) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Black with a light brown head. Strong aroma of burned malt, licorice, vineous dried fruits and some apple/citrus freshness. Flavour of dark chocolate in particular, coffee, and hints of smoke and ash. Quite bitter

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Pours black as sack-cloth with a nice tight chocolate/milky head. Great mouthfeel - nothing oily here - exceptionally well balanced with a great bitter finish. Bravo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled 12oz (BB 12/2006)
Black as a night, small expresso head. Aroma of cold coffee. Roasted, cold coffee in the flavor. Alcohol, hops in the finish. Long bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2005
What’s up with the comments of "xxxxxx" etc. in ratings? As if I were to just rely on the numbers someone would give these brews! I mean, what if they personally felt that Kool-aid powder, cod oil and salsa were the best toppings for most ice creams? C’mon, sober up at least before you start typing.

Okay, this one poured black, hardly see through. Lots of burnt/roasted malt in the nose, lots of coffee. Flavor was the same, very upfront, not too complex. Less sweet and complex than any other Imperial Stout I’ve had which surprised me to find it so highly rated. It’s very drinkable and higly enjkoyable dont get me wrong. I wouldn’t consider it top 50 in the world by any means. My overall experience of it was the mouthfeel was oily and thick like an imperial, but the flavor was that of a dry stout. Despite its affirdable price, I doubt I will give it try again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Bottle, pours a dark chocolately brown with a thick creamy dark tan head. A beautifully sweet malty aroma. NIce coffie, slight toffie nose. Not a heavy mouth feel. Sweet malty taste with some coffie bitterness and a slight alcohol burn , excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Pours very dark brown with a persistent khaki head. Good lacing, too. The aroma wasn’t that great, but there was a nice smooth palate. Flavor is mostly bitter chocolate, some coffee, and a hoppy finish. The alcohol is much less present than one would expect from 9%. Good beer, but I do wish it had a touch more complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Black in color with a lasting off-white head. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma with no real alcohol in the nose. Delicious beer is strong on the dark roasted coffee flavors with just a hint of the chocolate from the nose along with a creamy finish. Delightful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2005
dark and thick and satisfying. this was a great imperial stout, and only 8 bucks for a 4 pack. taste was a little on the sweet side. scary how well the alcohol was hidden in the 9 % 2 bottles dissappeared rather fast. this beer would make a good night cap or breakfast or afternoon snack or


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