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RATINGS: 3959   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 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 i decided to "re-rate" this one as i have had a few other imperials as of late.this is one of the best imperial stoust i have ever had.so smooth and drinkable compared to some others.the alcohol is hidden well and it doesnt have a syrup type taste at all.yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2004
Very similar in flavor to Weyerbacher Imperial Stout, but slightly stronger, and not as well balanced... the malts don't blend as well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 Gosh, I hate to be negative given all the high marks for this beer, so I am gonna start of positive... Wonderful aroma. Unfortunately from there it kind of went downhill. Too bitter and too much alcohol flavor. Not a bad beer mind you (all stouts are good in my opinion) but not one of the better stouts I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
Certainly one of the best imperial stouts out there. Thick and rich with a medium-sized head, lots of toffee, caramel and chocolate flavors and a long finish. Very well balanced and extremely impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5196) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2006 The Guinness lettering on my pint glass was jealous. Very small, tan head with an almost black, but red tinted color. Aroma is very rich with apples, cinnamon and rye bread. The full mouthfeel is great with the style. Flavors of hops, oats and rye. This is nice and rich. A very good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
A very intense and complex beer. Usual dark black stout color. Pretty hoppy and bitter for a stout, but then again I have been havin a lot of smooth stouts like sam smith oatmeal. Also had the usual chocolate flavor of a stout. THis was definitly good, but i didn't like it as much as the hype made me think i would.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
Nice and smoooooooth. Think that has to be why it is so well liked in general. Nothing overpowering - for an Imperial, but nothing lacking either. My kind of after work mikshake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 In the bottle. LOVED IT! Pours black and beautiful. Very strong ethanol aroma. Burns the nostrils to sniff it. Rich and thick malt body. OG must be a beast, but 9% ABV seems like an underestimate. Iíll bet this racks well. UPDATE: At my 2007 Impy Stout Tasting. Thanks to Nate for the beer. When compared head to head with 18 other commercial Imperial Stouts in one tasting, this old dog just wonít hunt at my original score of 4.5. Not as dark as most, mildy perfumey. No strong aroma otherwise. A bit of smoke to the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
Bottled - bought at Happy Deli NYC. What can I say but wow!? The best beer I've had since joining this website. It has a vinuous smell with hints of coffee and licquorice. It is beautifully black with that off white head typical of the best stouts. the taste is warming, vinuous, roasty, alcoholic and extremly well-balanced. A fantastic beer which tastes stronger than 8.9% but at the same time invites you to have another (If only I'd bought another).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2004
This pours with a small creamy, dark head, and has a carmely/chocolate nose; sweet, roasted double mocha latte flavor fused malt and a soothing bitterness that finishes dry, though not lingering very long: nice balance; massive body, and overall one of the better brews thus far.....

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