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RATINGS: 4091   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
bottle. a very dark great looking pour with a smallish tan head. rich and full mouthfeel with strong coffee flavors. the coffee overpowers everything in this stout. I enjoyed it but its not one I could drink very often.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 Alcohol, chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavors in this thick but not too thick brew. Small head. Tasty. I like it. I like the 9% abv too. Will buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davolina (19) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
black and heavy, tastes bitter and smoky, with a bit of sweetness in the aftertaste..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2006 tan head, i can smell vanilla, alcohol, some coffee, mad roastyness, very pleasing. Tastes of dark/bitter chocolate, some sweet and fruity charachteristics, and quite a bit of alcohol and roast on the finish. Bitterness lingers for a long time. Very full and rich feeling in the mouth. Wonderfully complex. This is a very delicious beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Pours black with a medium tan head. Malty aroma was sweet and roasty. Malty sweet flavors of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Hoppy flavor and finish. Medoum to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Very dark brown/black pour underneah a tall brown creamy head and lacing like velcro. Intense aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel, chocolate with a touch of smoke & peat. Depth & complexity of flavors though they all followed the aromas without any noticable additions save for a hint of alcohol up front and again in the finish. Speaking of the finish, this one is as good as an imperial stout can be - long, creamy, sweet, warming and just fantastic. Paired this with a rich chocolate cake to cap off an otherwise great meal but this stout would turn a plate of corn dogs into a King’s feast!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Head stays. Smells of roasted chocolate, caramel, a little bit sweet. Taste is of chocolate with a hint of coffee and caramel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
A black beauty with aroma of coffee, choco and roasted nuts - very strong. The taste is very bitter and strong with hints of coffee and nuts. I good beer and properly the best stout i’ve tasted, but yet again - stout aint my favorit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Cellar Temp. Very dark brown. Dark malt aromas with alchohol. Tan head mostly diminishes. Strong dark malt and dark fruit flavors laced with licorice supported by a medium amount of hop resin. Medium mouthfeel, not oily or creamy as impys can be. Fishes slightly bitter but with little residual hoppiness. Very satisfying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1463) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Spectacular Californian imperial stout. Appearance: as black as the Mad Monk’s heart. Pillowy, lasting tan head, with some lace. Thick aroma of dark rum, licorice and treacle. Full-bodied and rummy, with a light licorice finish - initially at least. Complex flavour palette includes chocolate, licorice, toffee and espresso. (Bottle, 8.9% abv)


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