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RATINGS: 3923   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Rich malt, plum, sweet coffee and a hint of alcohol in the nose. Black with a thin tan head. Big malt flavor, nice coffee bitterness. Rasin and plum and a bitter alcohol finish. Wonderful silky mouthfeel. The only thing I would change in this beer would be to turn down the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2004 SE Gathering: Nice medium brown color but unfortunately very little head and lacing. Flavor is nice and chocolaty with a malty sweetness throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2004 Virtually opaque deep brown, only a small amount of light passes through - creating mahogany highlights. It is topped with a large diminishing khaki head. Intense aroma of roast, raisin, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Medium creamy palate with soft carbonation. Slightly astringent, the alcohol does leave a nice vinous/brandy like warmth. Powerful flavor of roast, pine, coffee, chocolate, licorice and a hint of dark fruit. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Black appearance with a large tan head. Aroma was of fresh coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is bitter with chocolate, raisins, and licorice. Some alcohol was noticeable but not overwhelming. Another great beer sampled at the Atlanta gathering.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Excellent Stout...Some floral tones come through the heavily roasted aromas in this one. Flavor is of a very smooth coffee and mild chocolate. Very complex beer. Velvety mouthfeel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
This beer has a great color. A good aroma. It's really creamy and has a great taste with its chocolate/cream taste. It's a great strout for anyone who likes stouts!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Timmy (15) - San Pedro, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
This beer looks great pouring into the glass, with it's dark chocolate color and rootbeer-float-like head. The taste has a great nutty kick with a really interesting bitter finish. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. This beer is a delight! By the way, the high alcohol content packs a punch of it's own!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Rich aroma of roasted chocolate with some flowery/citrus hop notes, dark, dense body, tan head, very pleasing flavor, burnt hop bitters rich with chocolate and cream, maybe some expresso shots, yowza, the Bell's fan is impressed.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnbeerguy (11) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Pours a thick, syrupy black. Great malt flavor with a slight bitterness on the finish. Can't taste the alcohol at all. One of the best!!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Pours as syrup, dark amber--slightly translucent under high intensity light. Tan, mostly diminishing head accompanied by moderate lacing. Nose is roasted malts and bittersweet fruit with an acidic sting. Very malty at the first touch of the tongue, followed by resin bodied roasted chocolate and fruit with even more intense acidic sting. The smokey sweet malts remain while bitter, slightly sweet hops are gradually introduced. The finish is burnt toast bitter. The finishing flavour remains on the palette for minutes. The palate is thick, yet complements the experience appropriately. Alcohol was never present even as it warmed. To sum it all up with one word: EXCEPTIONAL!


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