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RATINGS: 4111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2005
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and some roasted notes. Some alcohol is noticable in the aroma. Flavor is chocolate and coffee complimented by a burnt roast. Heavily malted and has an oily mouthfeel. Finishes with a warming alcohol sensation. This beer gets better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2005
Black coffee color, with a thick tan head, fruity, roasted malt, spicy, coffee, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla. Medium bodied with bitter chocolate, mocha, black coffee, burnt malt, hint of cacao and anise flavors finishing in a nice alcoholic warmth roasted malt bitterness. What a beer!!!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2005
Black pour with a light tan head. Lacing hangs out a while. Aroma has hints of caramel and fruit. Taste has hints of chocolate and coffee. This is a fine Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2005
Great Imperial. Pours dark brown almost black. Thin tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors, strong finish. A hearty stout. Gotta love the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Dark brown colour with a small light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a blend of coffee, chocolate and alcohol notes. Powerfull coffee flavor with a nice bitterness, hints of some fruity sweetness and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2005
Fantastic stout that any Imperial fan will enjoy. More drinkable than Stone’s (my benchmark of Imperial Russian Stouts) with less hops and alcohol. Just slightly lacking in complexity by comparison. Sweet, burnt smell of a typical Imperial, with noticable alcohol (though not as pronounced as Stone’s). Lots of coffee and malt, but doesn’t overdo it like many stouts. Priced well at $6.99 for a 4-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cottonbrown (6) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2005 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Gripped the glass as it poured with a thin fizzy head that left a little lace. Great chocolate and coffee aroma. The mouthfeel of this stuff is incredible. A bit lighter than I would have expected from an impy, but still a delight. Balance is the name of the game witht the flavor. Perfect amounts of bittersweet chocolate and coffee with a nice little alcohol finish. Really a pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Bottle. Man, is this stuff good. It pours and looks beautiful. Black color, tan, thick, foamy head. Smells wonderful. Coffee taste and a very nice hop flavor. Finish is a little strong, but we all like a good kick in the face, right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Black pour, fairly large tan head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is soft chocolate, roast, licorice, moderate PNW hops. Begins with a smooth milky feel, however there is a light acidity, alcohol detectable in the finish. Soft malts with some bitter hops made this a somewhat unique example, they came close to nailing it but it could be better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle. Fantastic full-bodied stout that poured thick and dark. This is not a stout for the faint of heart. Very balanced in flavor and texture. Great buy!!

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