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RATINGS: 3770   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2004
This pours with a small creamy, dark head, and has a carmely/chocolate nose; sweet, roasted double mocha latte flavor fused malt and a soothing bitterness that finishes dry, though not lingering very long: nice balance; massive body, and overall one of the better brews thus far.....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - APR 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2005 Iíve read a lot of good things about this beer, but iím in the minority. Its a very decent stout but nothing special. The head is weak and too yeasty but the aftertaste is nice and burnt and roasty. I recently had this on tap so am re-rating. This is a pretty darn good on tap even though Iím not a big fan of it out of the bottle

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Pours a dark coffee brown that appears opaque when in the glass. Head is light brown, foamy, and plentiful. You can really smell the alcohol embedded in the chocolate and mocha notes. Tastes like a sweet version of coffee, pleasant to the taste buds. Smooth and rich on the palate, but I wish that it were a little but thicker in body. Overall, though, a delicious imperial.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1111) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2004
lovely aroma of alcohol, coffee, and vines. hits you with an earthy, dark (unsweetened) chocolate bite and goes dry very quickly in the finish. leaves a little residual bitterness and an alcoholic aftertaste. overall very good!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2004
The fragrant aroma of this brew wafting thru my nostrils by the Hawaiian seashore was paradisial. Its appearance is bold, robust, and, well, stout. The flavour is full with predominant coffee, subdominant chocolate. Its 9% ABV is quite high and can help get you quite the goodly buzz. What turned me off to this brew is the same thing that often turns me off to Irish coffee. It is too alcoholic tasting - you can even smell the alcohol in the aroma. I like it, but do not think it perfect. In fact, I might even prefer to drink Mackeson XXX Stout sometimes...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2004
mmm smells of alcohol, hints of coffee and chocolate. pours black with a tan head. has a good flavor, nice hiding of alcohol, coffee and chocolate flavors galore! this is wonderful, not better than storm king, but damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Finally #300, and what a beer to hit the mark with. Opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of alcohol and gunpowder. Taste is an explosion of bitter coffee and chocolate with more notes of powder. Finishes dry and alcoholic. Good!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Black in colour, thin tan head, good lacing. I've had this beer many, many times and have never been floored by it. It's a decent Imp. Stout, but it's not worthy of the "Top 50" in my opinion. Toasted coffe smell. Heavy smell of alcohol as well. Puckering, almost sour taste. Very vinous, almost port like. ALCOHOL! Medicinal and strangely bitter. I know it's not the bottle either. I've had this beer too many times and it always tastes the same. Maybe I should try aging one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2004
while I waited for the tan head to settle a little, I took a whiff. The aroma was roasty nut mixed with coffee and chocolate. The taste was very chocolaty with a burnt-bitter aftertaste. a little too thick and sweet in my opinion, but it was an interesting change of pace. I couldn't drink too many of these at one time, but it was certainly different. The alcohol was well hidden at first, but comes out as it warms.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Tremendous pour...darkest ebony with tan head. Smells of wood, mollasses, chocolate and malts. Taste is all fire-roasted malt up front with middle notes of dates, mollasses and gingerbread. Pinch of salt, followed by mild hop tones, with chocolate aftertaste and alchohol warming. Full-bodied, and creamy...Awesome, complex Imperial, that makes me want to put on a bear suit and go slaughter stuff. Arrgh!!!


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