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RATINGS: 4111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
A beautiful pour with a dark, almost black body and milk chocolatey looking head. Intense flavor of chocolate and anise. Very strong, very flavorful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1047) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours jet black with a tan head that dissipated to a ring of bubbles. Tiny spots of lace remained on my glass. Aroma is predominately of licorice and coffee. Intense roasty malt flavor. Finishes with an overwhelming coffee flavor with a touch of alcohol. I’d love to try this on draft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Nice pour from the bottle with a creamy tan head and dark brown almost black appearance. Aroma is chocolatey with smokey tones and something almost tangy. Malty chocolates in the flavor with fruit tones like dark cherry in the finish. Smooth balance between the dark malts, toffee and the tangy fruit notes. Mouthfeel is full and warming all the way to the belly. Rich, robust beer that is just right for me when I am in the mood for a good stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2005
On tap at The Map Room. Pours with a thick creamy head. Did not get much aroma off it, some mild charcoal and chocolate. Very rich and creamy. There is a little alcohol in the taste but I did not find it as objectionable as others have. A very enjoyable imperial.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Great looking stout. Smells strong of choc. and coffee. Were orginal imp. stouts this high in coffee tones? Anyway, very good with a slaty toffee taste. The hops heavy in the palate, prob. worth storing. A very enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JakeFr5150 (23) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2005
12oz Bottle: 100th Percentile? Really? I was disappointed by this brew. Thought it would be more like a stout and less like an IPA. Tasted like someone tried to make a Black and Tan with Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Too sweet and stick for my tastes. Overly alcoholic taste as well, sort of like someone laced it with Stolichnaya. Burns on the way down, like vodka. Left a very strong alcoholic taste in my mouth. Probably won’t ever have it again. Can’t say I’m impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Finally picked up a bottle of this after passing it up many times. Vinous, deep, dark cherries and figs with a little roastiness and some caramel and a hint of oakiness, even though this isn’t barrel aged. Blackest black with a huge light brown head and great lacing. Flavor of roasted oats, coffee, chocolate, slight mineral twist in the finish. Full, thick and creamy. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Wow. Dark chocolate nose. Big time. Dark chocolate taste. Big time. Some traces of smoke and and a solid dose of vodka. Bitter on the end. Very bitter. Too bitter? Maybe. Very lightly carbonated. Palate is real smooth, almost the feel of a raw egg. This is very well done example of a style I’m not completely sold on. My brother, however, would love this. Pertinent information, I know.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 Bottle. Great beer! Dark, rich, flavorful, with a bitter smoky aftertaste. This one is RICH!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Very good dark rich smooth stout , alcohol is hidden well behind the malty flavor. very good beer.


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