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RATINGS: 3958   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 very rich...great imperial stout; very strong in nature with dark chocolate and coffee flavors...a definite burnt after-taste flavor, and quite a belly warmer; i think i will have another helping

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - SEP 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2004 No doubt, a great Imperial Stoudt. Very chocolately, and packs a nice flavorful punch. The after taste is very intense in a positive way. Enoyable strong brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Pours a nice color, flavor was more mild than I expected. A very nice beer, but I’ve had better imperial stouts for the money.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Bottle. It pours dark brown, almost black with a hint of red coloration in the bright light and a thick dark tan head. Extremely rich roasted malt and alcohol aromatics. Thick roasted malts, burnt chocolate, coffee flavors penetrate deeply on the palate. Creamy and rich mouthfeel. A malty & robust stout, well balanced. Complex and complete. An excellent Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Gah! This tastes like burnt toast, with a side of mulberry marmalade and a huge helping of malt, hops and alco-ma-hol. This is wicked. Warm and inviting to say the least, with a bitter nose and a lingering after-taste of alcohol. Hmm..my glass is strangely empty now...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
Dark as night with cappucino head, very thick! Malt, chocolate, coffee, sour cherry, and some burnt aroms. Heavey mouthfeel with bitter dry finish. Favors of coffee, toffee, bitter chocolate, sour fruit, and burnt toast. The finish lingers on and on with the bitter burnt toast lingering. Great winter warmer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2004
this is ok, thin and chalky, more like Sam Smiths impy than an in your face, oily hopped up US take on the style - which I prefer. Definately overrated IMNSHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (639) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Poured the color of root beer,no head. Aroma of chocolate, mocha and a hint of hops. Mouthfeel a little thin and dry but not bad.Flavor also mocha,slightly bitter chocolate with mild roasty/dry finish. Easy to drink and another one that goes good with choco chunk cookies. Pretty good but it ain’t Storm King.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Poured an opaque pitch black, with a fairly thin but dark brown head, the way a stout should look. Aroma was a heavenly blend of chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits. Excellent bitter flavor punctuated by notes of dark chocolate, strong espresso, plum, grapes, alcohol, and a sublime smoky roasted malt finish. Thick and creamy in the mouth, but never exceedingly heavy. Best imperial I’ve had to date, and I can’t wait to have some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Jet black pour with a long lasting foamy tan head. Intense aroma of chocolate, coffee and dried fruit. Initially it seemed to be very thin, but then this brew just explodes! Very rich taste with more chocolate, some raisin, smoke, peat, roasted malt. Alcohol is warming, but doesn’t throw off the beer at all. This beer is not overrated.

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