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RATINGS: 3963   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Jet black with a thick and lasting tan head...very rich aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and cookie dough. Much more mellow flavors that combine very well that make this Imperial Stout stick out from others. Rich and silky body of roasted coffee and chocolate with a hint of sweetness accompanied by a nice hop balance in the finish...much more drinkable than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2005
#400, Pours a mahogany brown color, small tan head. Aroma is roasted, of molasses and coffee. Flavor is thick, sweet and alcoholic. Lots of coffee and roasted flavors come out in this one. Not incredible but a decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 Pours with little head, coffee flavor dominates, strong alcohol flavor, hits you quickly, Strong aroma... lingering after-taste. Very enjoyable!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2005
Pours black with a brown/yellow head. Sweet, fruity, hoppy, roasted flavour. Smooth and rounded with segments of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle. Deep brownish black with a light brown head. Nose: dark fruits, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste; espresso, bitter chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Wowsers! I am sure this is a good beer in terms of absolute standards (purety, ingredients, and whatever else...), so you can’t call it swill, especially at $10.00 for 4 of them. Aroma was promising. Heavy malt/coffee/chocolate with hints of peaches/pears. First taste was a surprise. I thought I had a shot of rum. It was only then I realized that the alcohol content was 9%. Taste was like rum and coffee to me, and much to the chagrin of some I am sure, and to me, I poured about half of it out. My suggestion is that you don’t buy this, but try it with someone who can walk you through what it is and what you should look for. Too much of a shock for me. The other 3 will go in the fridge to impress some unsuspecting goober (like me) at some point.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1277) - TAIWAN - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 aromatic and coffee like. the body is very malty, balanced w/ some hop bitterness.

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