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RATINGS: 3966   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1469) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours jet black with thick bubbly brown head. Lace all over the glass. Aroma is of licorice, coffee and chocolate. Sweet smelling. Taste is malty and roasty. Begins sweet and slightly of caramel and finishes of coffee. Slightly warming at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Pours dark brown almost black. Has aroma of fruit and malt with a nice full flavor of chocolate, and roasted coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2005
bottle. I assume the color was pitch black..hard to tell when your sitting on the back porch around 10pm smoking a nice Partagus. Choc malty flavor. I let is sit out of the fridge for about 45 minutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2005
from the bottle. poured black with a nice brown head. aroma caramel, bitter sweet chocolate, malts, plums, raisins, and other dark fruits, with hints of alcohol. coffee. flavor a nice bitter sweet chocolate, caramels, malt, a nice bitter dryness to this sure glad I picked up a 4 pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Dark brown to black with a brown head that dissipates quickly. Chocolate and alcohol apparent in the aroma. Flavors of coffe, chocolate, and dark roasted malt. Thinner than many Russian Imperial Stouts I have had. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a brown/blackish colour. Off-white head. Has a smell of coffee and chocolate and a roasted smell. Some hints of alcohol too. The taste is roasted and abit bitter, you have chocolate and coffee taste too. It has a a nice bitter aftertaste. This is one of the best imperial stouts i have ever tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2005 Bottle. Pours dark brown, with an off-white head. Aroma is of chocolate malt, alcohol, a tad smoky. Deep malty flavor, a hint of coffee, alcohol, and some smoky flavor. Flavors hang around a bit in the finish, not as thick and rich some other imperials that Iíve had. Certainly a cut below the best imperial stouts, but donít let that take anything away from the quality of this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Black with a huge fluffy beige head. Bitter coffee aroma with some rosted malt. Initial taste is similar but fades to a sweet chocolate toffee that almost masks the coffee. Finishes dry bitter coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Pours black with smallish tan head. Slightly smoky nose with notes of coffee, rich maltyness and fruit, Flavor is complex with toffee, chololate and bittersweet notes. finishes with dry bitterness as expected with an Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
This beer was excellent in the bottle, although I prefer it on tap. An excellent Russian-style stout. As has been noted, itís better as it warms up, but itís not as bitterly smoky as I prefer my Imperial stouts. Itís got a hint of sweetness and burnt sugar, but is largely countered by its coffee and roasted flavours. Fantastic, although Rogue and Brooklynís are superior in my opinion.

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