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RATINGS: 3681   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 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
Dark brown beer. Coffee coffee coffee! Yes, it smells like coffee and it taste like it too. A lot of chocolate too and maybe some vanilla. Well hidden alcohol. A solid one of this style.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
Deep ruby-brown colour with a small tan head. Rich, complex aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and liquorice. Flavour is equally complex - bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, whiskey & brandy, and a warm, bitter finish. Remarkable stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours deep black with a big tan head and lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt, coffee, and licorice. Tastes very malty, with a sweet, somewhat heavy mouthfeel. Finishes malty, with some coffee, chocolate, hops, and fruit. Well hidden alcohol. A very nice stout. 2/1/06: Iím kicking this up two notches, one each for palate and overall, after having it on nitro draft tonight at McGregor Draft House in Cary, NC. It was smooth as silk, and notably better than the bottle version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Dark and nice head. Donít doubt for a minuite that itís 9% because it shows. Coffee and alcohol are the leading tastes

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 has a chocolate and coffee flavor with a good dose of alocohol. pours black with a tan head. This is a good beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Oh my! This beer may have taken over as my new favorite beer. Smmoth with a burnt aftertaste that makes you want more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2004
A good strong brew. The head is tight and long lasting. Plenty of chocalate and coffee flavors. It goes down slowly because of the high flavor impact and the lingering afertaste. This is on my gt again list!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wesley (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Black with a creamy brown head. Thick and sticky, bitter chocolate and coffee flavors. Sweet but balanced out by the hop bitterness and roasted flavors. A good beer

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Black, with a thick dark head. Chocolate aroma. Alcohol taste is slight. I certainly notice a lactic acid taste though. The flavor is more coffee and less chocolate than Iíd expected from the scent. Iíd like it more if there was less of the lactic acid taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Old Rasputin is named after one of my personal heroes. Thatís worth one point on Overall Impression ;). Aroma is burnt, coffee, a touch of hops, and alcohol. Flavor is of strong coffee, melon fruits, plums, anise, coffee, did I mention coffee? Taste is very robust. Warming on the way down. Carbonation a bit lively for an IS, but Iím not complaining. One of the better examples of the style.


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