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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Iím amazed that I havenít rated this wonderful beer before. Iíve been drinking this for years now it seems and it never dissapoints. Definitely one of the few benchmarks of imperial stouts and one of my top 3 favorites. Such a nice integration of coffee, hops, alchohol, cinnamon, and malt. Sometimes I take it for granted that most of my local stores carry this year round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Aroma: Alcohol, oak aging. Weak. Could be the bar? Appearance: Dark brown/red. Rocky head. Thick and brownish. EXCELLENT lacing. Palate: Medium thick. Chalky aftertaste. Very creamy. Flavor: Oak aging, alcohol, esters, light banana, cocoa, malty. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Iíve been waiting to try this. Pours clear dark brown/red with a great looking sudsy beige head. Raisin buttertart alcohol caramel toffee nose. Chocolate and mineral oil, malty cookie dough. Medium body Some pine needle hops. Very nutty. Medium roast. Long rounded finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Poured black as night with a one finger dark tan head, which lasted less than a minute. Aroma is bitter chocolate and strong coffee. Taste is dry, roasty, strong coffee with medium body and crisp carbonation, alcohol is hidden by bitter coffee taste..very nicely balanced. A very fair price for such a quality brew, any stout fan should appreciate this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2005
Very deep brown almost black color with a beige head. The taste is a sweet body with strong roasted and light smokey notes. Finishes with a rather dry slight bitterness. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2005
very dark w/ a thick tan well laced head scent of grass hops alcohol and a touch sweet. Thick creamy mild palate w/ a flavor of roasted malt sweet finish w/ a hint of bitterness and a warm touch of alcohol.. this was very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bark (255) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle. The colour is pitch dark; the beige-brown foam forms a thin compact head.

The smell is dry and robust with flavours of coffee, lemons, liquorice, roasted malt, white bread, and porridge rolled oats.

The carbonation is fresh and surprisingly strong, but it suits the beer fine.

The first taste is a creamy one with a touch of cocoa. It develops into a dry, very bitter flavour with some citric notes. The body is rather weak, or is it just hiding below all that bitterness? The aftertaste is long and generous with a touch of alcohol, a sourish, burned bitterness and some black coffee.

A fine (very American) stout, but I could wish for some more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malakeo (2) - Burien, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2005 does not count
Slightly inconsistent year-to-year but a solid imperial stout nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
A tad thinner/lighter than I expected - not as creamy either. Nevertheless, itís very good. Tasted on draught & bottle. Draught version has more flavor & more flavors are noticed. Palate is sort of dry. Slight alcohol flavor too. Maybe this needs some age???????

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
The most familiar thing I can associate with the aroma is rasians with some chocolate. This was a good beer, a tad lighter than I expected. Nice medium sized head with a dark brown colour. Great fruity taste with a bitt too much alcohol taste.

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