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RATINGS: 3683   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2004 Rich full mouthfeel,toasty malt with coffee and chocolate tones almost hides the big abv.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
dark black with a tan head. awesome sweet licorice and rum smell with a hint of coffee and hops . Wow! taste starts off with sweet malt, then moves to hop-bitter and dark chocolate malt and a dry fruity finish... or is it? all of a sudden wham! espresso out of nowhere. as the palate becomes more saturated, the tastes mingle into a bitter fruity taste with a hint of espresso. this is more than a great beer, it is a great experience. Mike, I'm in your debt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Pour a thick black with tan head. A very string sweet malt aroma. A thick oily mouthfeel. A strong chocolate sweet malty flavor with a bitter coffee finish. Alcohol and carbonation was apparant but did not detract from the rich body. A thick, filling brew that I enjoyed a great deal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and breakfast (not really sure how to quantify this but it's what I smell). Flavor is very roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate. Nice and bitter. Very good Imperial.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Thick, oily and black, definite brown head, that is quite meringue like, tops this brew. A sweet roast malt aroma emanates from my glass, followed by a note of coffee. Quite thick, though not overly so. Strong malt presence, definite roast malt character as well. This beer is like chewing on a roast malt kernel, it has the same after taste and everything. Even though thick and malty the roast character lets this beer finish like it is quite dry. There is a bit of oiliness in this beer. The beer is very smooth, yet still carbonated. Almost a cola not to this as it first hits my mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Tastes like malted milk balls soaked in alcohol (which I do not think I have ever had) Very nice pour and drink. But definatly something you could night-cap with something else.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 my uncle turned me on to this brew and it has a fantastic hop flavor and a very deep coffee color which turns out to be a awesome Imperial.just a few of these and its all over..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized light tan head. This was not opaque and significantly lighter than the Sammy Smiths IS I just had. It did, however, leave nice lacing on the glass. It had a fruity aroma of chocolate, hints of caramel and whiskey. It had a taste of chocolate and malt, alcohol and a bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste with some whiskey as well, some carbonation was noted. It had a full finish that coated the mouth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Dark, almost opaque. Tan rocky head. Lacing in sheets on the side of the glass. That aroma is heavenly. Almost reminiscent of a Belgian strong ale. Very fruity and chocolatey. Touch of roastiness. Perfectly sweet. Starts out with fruit and chocolate on the tongue and then the roasty malt comes through and then a dry finish of strong hops. Touch of licorice in the lingering taste. Texture is full and slick. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2003
(Bottle) Descent Imperiall Stout, but far from the best. Drinkable dark stout with medium head.


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