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RATINGS: 3913   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.


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   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 iíve 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.

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   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Pours black with a medium tan head. Malty aroma was sweet and roasty. Malty sweet flavors of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Hoppy flavor and finish. Medoum to full body.

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.

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   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.


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