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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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Pours dark brown/black. Thin tan head settles quickly. Little lacing. Sweet malt aroma, dried fruit and hint of coffee also. Full bodied with a dry finish. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice flavors. Complex. Excellent. --[rerate-12/04/06]-->Black black/brown edges. 1.5" of dense yet frothy tan head. Nose of roasty malt, resinous hops, burnt mocha, and subtle dark dried fruits and anise. Same flavors with some marshmallow like sweetness. Palate is full, but light in weight. Carbonation is balanced. Very drinkable for an imperial stout. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Poured dark brown with a a deep red hue and a thin dark creamy head, little lace. Aroma is sweet and malty, some roasted spices. Full-bodied and complex roasty and warm coffee-ish, a delicious brew. Dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Good ol faithful quality beer here. Pours like motor oil, only sad that thereís practically zero head from the pour. Aroma strong with alcohol and an anise like stench. Taste is like a mix between chocolate and anise, not quite as bitter as Iíd like but I like bitter stuff. I guess Iím glad Iím not in Minnesota, itís only 6 bucks a 4 pack here. Always a good choice if you can find it.. yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Thanx to Lumpy and Richlikebeer, I received 1 from each. Yummy. Poured black, Good tan head, rich and creamy and fizzy. Leaves nice lacing as it settles. Aroma of coffee and raisins and caramel, and slight licorice too. First taste is roasted chocolate malt. Very pranouced and enjoyable. Them comes the dates and licorice. Dry finish, which I enjoy greatly. This black liquid is a treat to all dark brew lovers, seek this out and enjoy.

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