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RATINGS: 3925   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 This beer smells like chocolate and looks beautiful, with a head that fills out only after its been poured. The taste is complex, yet fantastic. I donít really taste any coffee, but spices are nice. Fantastic. Sometimes just seems a little too alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (1423) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Paid $1.79 for a 12-oz single. BLACK as night, head fluffy, brown, and HUGE. Smells wicked: deep and dark. Coffee and chocolates. Am I ready for this? Yes, I am always ready. HUGE and THICK as hell. Unbelievable. Coffee, chocolate and liquor. Tastes like a dark chocolate cordial. Nearly mindblowing (but not quite). WOW. Under $2 for this great of a brew. Not for the faint of heart (or mouth).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Beautiful beer - dark brown with good head (and every may likes good head). Smells fruity, and has a taste simular. Man, there'e a lot going on in this beer, and it's all good. Glad I grabbed a bottle of this to enjoy during the Super Bowl. Now if the game was only half as good as this beer....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Midnight black with a creamy mocha colored head that is held back by the alcohol content of this beer. Nice coffee, chocolate, and malt aromas, with a sweet, toasty, palate. It hides it's alcohol very well until you quit sippin' and try to stand up. Very well crafted and satisfying Imp Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
Pours an obsidian black with a brown, quickly diminishing head. Aromas of coffee. chocolate, cabbage?, toasted malts. Flavour was awesome coffe , mildly alcoholic, malty nice and dry. A great stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Pours dark root beer color with tall caramel colored frothy head. Lots of lacing. Chocolatey malty aroma. Flavor is very sweet, roasted and smoky caramel, coffee. Slightly bitter mocha finish. Very tasty indeed! Packs an alcohol wallop -- you won't down too many of these in a sitting. Best for sipping to enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 Lovely black color, minimal head (too cold?). Aromas of licorice strike out right from the get go, I can smell it from three feet away, excellent! Also smell port or brandy and burnt malty cocoa. Flavor of a roasted chocolatey port. Somewhat salty and pretty bitter. I might wish it was a sweeter or more fruity stout, but then it would not be so uniquely delicious. By far one of the most tastey beers Iíve ever had. Quite nice all around and perfect for this frigid, snowy weather with its soft mouthfeel and warming finish. One of these and Iím ready for a nap by the fire.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Blockhead (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2004
One of my very favorites. Strong, thick, balanced, perfect alcohol content. SMOOTH. You want a thoroughy enjoyable, DRINKABLE Imperial stout, this one is for you. I consider it significantly better than Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout, and that one is a near-masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2004
A really great beer. Pours pitch black with an everlasting tan head. Flavor is a complex of alcohol and roasted malts. Great balance. I can't believe some of the Imp. Stouts rated above it (stone? victory??)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2004
A small sized light brown head that was creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The body was opaque with some visible carbonation and a black hue. The nose was malty, chocolate and some alcohol notes. The flavor was chocolate, malt and coffee. The mouthfeel was somewhat smooth. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.

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