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RATINGS: 4077   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2004
Wonderful Imperial Stout. For whatever reason, though, it just doesnít look like an imperial, perhaps its lack of head just threw me off (i know imperials often lack head, but this one had NONE). However, the aroma of this incredibly complex beer blew me away. It tastes like burnt wood and fruit swabbed with some syrup and then immediately liquified. Mmmhmm. Makes me forget about the ACME IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Dark as night. Not much head, but a deep tan one it is. The alcohol is very well masked. I would not have thought that it was an imperial stout if someone just gave me a glass! Very nice hints of coffee and chocolate. An almost wine-like fruit flavor lies underneath. Worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
great imperial stout..i describe it to my "non good beer drinking" friends as guinness on steroids...def. worth picking up,,and having a few in the fridge at all times!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 bottle.. WOW this is awsome!!. black with a thick milk chocolate looking head!! thick heavy lacing. rich sweet smoked taste roasty baby!! this is good!! must buy.. must try!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 BottlePours black with a dark tan creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bunrt charcoal and coffee. Taste is a very dark roast, smokey coffee flavor. A little extra carbonation than other stouts. Feel is rich thick and smooth. Nice fnish with aproppriate bitterness and smokey taste. The ABV is masked well. Very good. Even if the picture looks like he's maing the "loser" sign.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 The pour is just beautiful on this one - pitch black with a tan head, mild carbonation and great lacing. The aroma includes elements of the vine, with some raspberry even. What shows up at the beginning of the aroma (a chocolate blast) hits the tongue first, then comes the sweet, warm anise (jager) finish. There is a little touch of coffee, but not the dryness and only a touch of bitter. This is really sweet nectar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Another great beer. Very strong tasting porter, dominant chocolate flavor with a little coffee. Very smooth and thick to palate, almost mildly syrupy. Definitely oen of my favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Simply amazing. Iíll take this stout over just about anything anytime I can get it. Canít say enough good things about it. Iíll let those w/ a lot more tallent than I give the techincal breakdown, from me youíll get just this.... Drink it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
Tasted from a bottle, thanks Joe. Pours with a very thin white head, colour is an opaque blackness. The aroma and flavour match up well very dark and sweet. They both are very sweet with caramel and rasin notes. The alcohol is impeccably hidden and produces only a pleasant warming sensation in the finish. There is also a small hop bite at the end. My 1st top 50.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at brewtopia 04. Aroma is of alcohol, licourice and very sweet burnt caramel. The appearance is dark brown with an almost reddish black colour. There is a thin but tan tobacco coloured head. Taste is of burnt licourice and burnt malt / caramel.

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