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RATINGS: 3836   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Bottled Pours jet black, brown head forms & quickly dies leaving only a slight trace behind...well carbonated. Black liquorice, maybe even a touch of cherry dominate my nose...slight cobwebs are overtaken by burnt/roasty/smokey scent...good aromatics. Palate is lighter than expected, but still towards full, seems to feel bigger as the glass empties. Flavor is overridden by the finish, which screams liquorice and maybe a bit of peaty whisky lingering...dark sweet roasty, alcoholic flavor. Burnt alcohol as it goes over the sides of my tongue. Very nice RIS, not my favorite, but still complex and fun. Slightly thin, and the liquarice and burnt alcohol flavors I got detracted overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 Very thick meaty beer. It has a strong roasty flavor, definite chocolate and coffee tones, with a nice long lasting head. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Black with blonde head. Roasty, salt and bitter and high acid. In sip: Cinammon, rye bread, bittersweet chocolate, fruit,licorice. Could be less hoppy. Medium texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 2009-06-18. Pitch black body with a nice fluffy brown head. Rich aroma, cocoa and dark roast, dark malt, touch of alcohol. (8+) Flavour is fairly bitter, both hops and roast. Dark malty base with decent amounts of hops that linger long into the finish. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Very nice. 8+/4/8/4/16-17 Bottle of unknown origin

June 2004. Black dark body, with a very nice beige head that eventually fades. Aroma is bitter chocolate. Flavour is roasty, with pleasantly warming alcohol that announces itself politely. Not the thickest mouthfeel but quite nice nonetheless. Very very good but did not meet my expectations. 7/5/8/4/16 Mondial 4T (Me).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
16th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Black, with tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, maybe some vanilla. The flavour nice and full, bitter with sweet maltiness, complemented by roasty coffee notes. A good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
Dark brown beer. Coffee coffee coffee! Yes, it smells like coffee and it taste like it too. A lot of chocolate too and maybe some vanilla. Well hidden alcohol. A solid one of this style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
Deep ruby-brown colour with a small tan head. Rich, complex aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and liquorice. Flavour is equally complex - bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, whiskey & brandy, and a warm, bitter finish. Remarkable stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours deep black with a big tan head and lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt, coffee, and licorice. Tastes very malty, with a sweet, somewhat heavy mouthfeel. Finishes malty, with some coffee, chocolate, hops, and fruit. Well hidden alcohol. A very nice stout. 2/1/06: I’m kicking this up two notches, one each for palate and overall, after having it on nitro draft tonight at McGregor Draft House in Cary, NC. It was smooth as silk, and notably better than the bottle version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Dark and nice head. Don’t doubt for a minuite that it’s 9% because it shows. Coffee and alcohol are the leading tastes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 has a chocolate and coffee flavor with a good dose of alocohol. pours black with a tan head. This is a good beer

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