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RATINGS: 4066   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UNCCTF (514) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Bottled. This is a very complex brew - fruit, chocolate, coffee are the three things that came at me the most. Very warm feeling as it goes down. Not as good as Stone’s imp. stout, but this is damn close.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2005
bottle. Mmmm, very tasty Imperial stout, although I still like Yeti and Goose Island bourbon a little better. rich dark black color with a thinish head. Good full palate. wonderful aroma, flavor profile of christmas fruits, raisins, plums, and all that, slight spice, caramel, chocolate, coffee, pretty good but there are better IS’s out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1592) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Amazing aromas of warm chocolate, ginger, clove, coriander, orange and cherry. Nearly impenatrable and brown in the glass with a ring of light brown foam. Tasting reveals a soft chocolate with well-developed chicory, spice, and fireplace notes. There is fruit here, too, with jellied orange the most prominent. Palate is very good for an imperial stout. The chocolate and spices linger. Alcohol is well-hidden, and this is one of my new favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle. Opaque black pour. Big roasted malty aromas, full of chocolate and coffee. Thick mouthfeel, and flavor (when not drunk ice cold) is full of roasted malts, chocolate (maybe unsweet choc), coffee, and dark fruit - maybe plum. Finished with a decent bitter bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
poured out of the bottle. Nice frothy head. very dark. has a kind of chocolate taste maybe a little caramel. pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Pours a black colour with a small, off-white and very lacey head. First aroma impressions are molasses, coffee and fruitiness. The first sips are pretty bitter and coffeish. After a few swallows you can actually get some caramel, raspberries and plum. I wouldn’t recommend drinking this beer ice cold. If you’ve been storing it in the fridge, let it sit out and warm up a bit. This beer turned out to be more complex than initial tastes indicated. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Nice aroma of chocolate and coffee with notes of fruits. Flavour of chocolate and coffee with lots of roasted notes. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Cappy multi coloured head. Taste at first is kind of erm..harsh. Second sip is where this old man gets ya. Solid. A taste as thick and rich as the colour it pours.....I swear this badbwoy had me holding my hand up like the bloke on the bottle while looking at pictures of Lenin’s tomb. The alcohol is is certainly placed well with the overall roast malt blended nicely with chocolate hints and coffee placements. This follows up loverly to the old engine oil I just sank. booya

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
12 oz. bottle: Opaque black with tan sustaining head. Lots of roasted malt thrown in some sweeter malt. Roast and toasty flavor, some alcohol as well. A great beer, but within its style there are people doing Impy’s better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatguys (75) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
A black, black beer with a dark cocoa head. The head is a chocolate malt-o-meal type of a hue. Smells like dark chocolate, coffee and raw cocoa. Medium lacing. Very thick mouthfeel and perhaps the most buttery beer I’ve every had. Tastes of unsweetened choclate, coffee and a hint of sweetness. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness and lots of butter. What a nightcap. Not my favorite impreial stout, but impressive. Not as complex as some, but oh so buttery. I good by from Cost Plus World Market.

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