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RATINGS: 3913   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (2805) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 BottlePours black with a dark tan creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bunrt charcoal and coffee. Taste is a very dark roast, smokey coffee flavor. A little extra carbonation than other stouts. Feel is rich thick and smooth. Nice fnish with aproppriate bitterness and smokey taste. The ABV is masked well. Very good. Even if the picture looks like he's maing the "loser" sign.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 The pour is just beautiful on this one - pitch black with a tan head, mild carbonation and great lacing. The aroma includes elements of the vine, with some raspberry even. What shows up at the beginning of the aroma (a chocolate blast) hits the tongue first, then comes the sweet, warm anise (jager) finish. There is a little touch of coffee, but not the dryness and only a touch of bitter. This is really sweet nectar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Another great beer. Very strong tasting porter, dominant chocolate flavor with a little coffee. Very smooth and thick to palate, almost mildly syrupy. Definitely oen of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Simply amazing. I’ll take this stout over just about anything anytime I can get it. Can’t say enough good things about it. I’ll let those w/ a lot more tallent than I give the techincal breakdown, from me you’ll get just this.... Drink it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
Tasted from a bottle, thanks Joe. Pours with a very thin white head, colour is an opaque blackness. The aroma and flavour match up well very dark and sweet. They both are very sweet with caramel and rasin notes. The alcohol is impeccably hidden and produces only a pleasant warming sensation in the finish. There is also a small hop bite at the end. My 1st top 50.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at brewtopia 04. Aroma is of alcohol, licourice and very sweet burnt caramel. The appearance is dark brown with an almost reddish black colour. There is a thin but tan tobacco coloured head. Taste is of burnt licourice and burnt malt / caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Not quite what i expected. overall just an average stout in my opinion. dark, chocolaty, coffee’, and alcohol was very strong. my favorite part about it was its change of pace compared to the sierra nevada pale ale and orval ale i had earlier. but didnt stand a chance against expedition and speedway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Dark Coloring. Burnt Flavor. Chocolate. Been a while since I’ve had it. Need to try again. Very Strong...remember to be an excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Black with a thick, light-brown head. Citrisy hops, milk chocolate, roasted nuts, light coffee, and alcohol in the aroma. Very full bodied and milky smooth. Roasted malts and fantastically bitter hops fight for dominance throughout the entire flavor. Finish is massively bitter, so much so that it nearly brings tears to your eyes. Salty lingering aftertaste underneath all of the hops. Could use more malt to help mellow out the flavor profile -- it seems to be overhopped as is. My 600th rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Very dark chocolatey pour. Thin to no head. Aromas of malt and roast come out from the pour. Light tanginess. Taste of roast and mocha. Little smoke flavor. Good brew

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