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RATINGS: 3866   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Very dark brown/black pour underneah a tall brown creamy head and lacing like velcro. Intense aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel, chocolate with a touch of smoke & peat. Depth & complexity of flavors though they all followed the aromas without any noticable additions save for a hint of alcohol up front and again in the finish. Speaking of the finish, this one is as good as an imperial stout can be - long, creamy, sweet, warming and just fantastic. Paired this with a rich chocolate cake to cap off an otherwise great meal but this stout would turn a plate of corn dogs into a Kingís feast!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Head stays. Smells of roasted chocolate, caramel, a little bit sweet. Taste is of chocolate with a hint of coffee and caramel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
A black beauty with aroma of coffee, choco and roasted nuts - very strong. The taste is very bitter and strong with hints of coffee and nuts. I good beer and properly the best stout iíve tasted, but yet again - stout aint my favorit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Cellar Temp. Very dark brown. Dark malt aromas with alchohol. Tan head mostly diminishes. Strong dark malt and dark fruit flavors laced with licorice supported by a medium amount of hop resin. Medium mouthfeel, not oily or creamy as impys can be. Fishes slightly bitter but with little residual hoppiness. Very satisfying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1433) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Spectacular Californian imperial stout. Appearance: as black as the Mad Monkís heart. Pillowy, lasting tan head, with some lace. Thick aroma of dark rum, licorice and treacle. Full-bodied and rummy, with a light licorice finish - initially at least. Complex flavour palette includes chocolate, licorice, toffee and espresso. (Bottle, 8.9% abv)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Iím amazed that I havenít rated this wonderful beer before. Iíve been drinking this for years now it seems and it never dissapoints. Definitely one of the few benchmarks of imperial stouts and one of my top 3 favorites. Such a nice integration of coffee, hops, alchohol, cinnamon, and malt. Sometimes I take it for granted that most of my local stores carry this year round.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Aroma: Alcohol, oak aging. Weak. Could be the bar? Appearance: Dark brown/red. Rocky head. Thick and brownish. EXCELLENT lacing. Palate: Medium thick. Chalky aftertaste. Very creamy. Flavor: Oak aging, alcohol, esters, light banana, cocoa, malty. Long aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crockett (1028) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Iíve been waiting to try this. Pours clear dark brown/red with a great looking sudsy beige head. Raisin buttertart alcohol caramel toffee nose. Chocolate and mineral oil, malty cookie dough. Medium body Some pine needle hops. Very nutty. Medium roast. Long rounded finish. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Poured black as night with a one finger dark tan head, which lasted less than a minute. Aroma is bitter chocolate and strong coffee. Taste is dry, roasty, strong coffee with medium body and crisp carbonation, alcohol is hidden by bitter coffee taste..very nicely balanced. A very fair price for such a quality brew, any stout fan should appreciate this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2005
Very deep brown almost black color with a beige head. The taste is a sweet body with strong roasted and light smokey notes. Finishes with a rather dry slight bitterness. Very nice brew.


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