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RATINGS: 3887   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
black black color with dark tan mostly lasting creamy head. Great chocolatey and smoky coffee aroma and flavor. Two work well together.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Pours a jet black with a small amount of tanish head. Aroma is roasty coffee and alcohol. Flavor is very roasty, coffeish, but it masks the alcohol nicely. Very smooth considering the ABV. Finish is nice and warming. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Wow, this is a huge and brutal stout. Gorgeous thick black pour with a dark tan head. Tastes like fruit, roasted malt, and coffee. Pretty high carbonation for the style. Alcohol is definitely noticable in the finish. A bit less subtle than, say, Victory Storm King (my favorite Imperial), but any fan of huge beers would do well to try this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 aromatic and coffee like. the body is very malty, balanced w/ some hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 23, 2005
dark opaque black pour, with a small tan head. coffee, anise, alcohol are detectable in the aroma. good roasty, coffee flavor, a little sweet, but a lasting roasty/bitter finish. pretty good thick mouthfeel, and the alcohol isnt terribly noticable. a good imperial, and probably the best bargain imperial stout i’ve had at 1.65 a 12 oz.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Great black oil pour with an aroma of too strong coffee underneath a dark tan head. Exceptionally complex. Notes of bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, a bit of hop bitterness followed by a good alcohol warming. This is a great beer. My only complaint, which is standard fare for most imperials, is that the higher alcohol thins out the texture more than I would like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
bottle. a very dark great looking pour with a smallish tan head. rich and full mouthfeel with strong coffee flavors. the coffee overpowers everything in this stout. I enjoyed it but its not one I could drink very often.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 Alcohol, chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavors in this thick but not too thick brew. Small head. Tasty. I like it. I like the 9% abv too. Will buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davolina (19) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
black and heavy, tastes bitter and smoky, with a bit of sweetness in the aftertaste..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2006 tan head, i can smell vanilla, alcohol, some coffee, mad roastyness, very pleasing. Tastes of dark/bitter chocolate, some sweet and fruity charachteristics, and quite a bit of alcohol and roast on the finish. Bitterness lingers for a long time. Very full and rich feeling in the mouth. Wonderfully complex. This is a very delicious beer.


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