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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 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Oh yes, this is a beer worthy of a man and a good steak. Full bodied, pours black with a small brown head. Large aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee, and some alcohol. Tasted is like that of many fine stouts with a thick coffee and dark chocolate maybe even a little wine/fruit taste but it is the biggest tasting stout Iíve tried. The flavor really explodes for lack of a better word. Also this beer is reasonably priced for such a high alcohol content and quality. Beware the warming in thy stomach good man!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Poured black with no light coming through this one.. Very small chocolate colored head. smells of roasted malts and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Nice thick coffee flavor with sweet malt and a hoppy finish. Also has a bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste. Nice heavy stout!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Wonderfully complex and intense stout, full of robust aromas, rich texture, roasted malt flavor, sweet undertones, knock-you-back-on-your-heels finish and unforgiving alcohol presence. Like a lot; canít drink a lot!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Pours black as motor oil with a great creamy head. Fantastic espresso appearance. The creamy head makes it all the worth while. The aroma is highly complex. It has a unique chocolate cherry, plus espresso, flavored coffee, toffee, malts and hops. The taste is unreal. You get chocolate rasberry, strawberry, chocolate, espresso, coffee, cherry malts and hops. There is some vanilla and wafer in it as well. This beer is exquisite and priced well. I highly recommend it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle yields a beautiful dense ebony pour with an impressive light brown head that leaves some good lacing. Raisin, rich chocolate and caramel aroma with mild floral hops. Initial flavor is dry sherry with a complex raisin, chocolate, coffee and licorice mixture in the mid-palate. Full-bodied with nice hop balance and warming alcohol in the long-lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Light sweet roasted citrus coffee aroma and a roasted light sweet coffee bitter taste. Medium to full body and a long bitter roasted light alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Pours deep black with a fizzy brown head that mostly dissipates within minutes. Falling lacing. Complex malted barley aroma with an alcohol caramelness to it. The dark chocolate flavor is somewhat hidden by a caramelized faint alcohol sweetness. Excellent served just above cellar temperature. A tad spicy and fizzy full-bodied palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
Bottled; An extremely intense brew that pours with a small tan head on top on a pitch black beer. The head disappears rather fast. Aroma of citrussy hops and diesel oil??? Flavor is among the wildest iíve ever tasted, with intense burned/roasted malt, raisins and some bakers yeast. A long bitter finish. A beer with as much character as the <a href="http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/R it is named after.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
heavy duty flavors. bitter chocolate, coffee grounds. pretty nice rich mouthfeel. last one for the night is ooooo kay.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Pours like motor oil with a thick dark brown head. Initially scents of north american hop varieties. Flavor is quite excellently bitter. Normally in imp stouts iím looking for enough hops to balance the dark roasted malt. In this beer it is vice versa, I am trying to find enough malt to balance the excessive hoppiness. I fín love it. Full bodied, thick, creamy, mouthfeel. Beautiful bitter finish.


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