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RATINGS: 4065   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Sweet, coffee-ish nose. Light tan head, nice lacing. Deep dark ruby black. Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, fresh coffee. Very bitter, I feel this lacks balance and something else. Im not as impressed as everyone else...But Rasputin was the friggin man!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a dark, oily black with not much of a head. Roasted malt and chocolate/coffee aroma. Very strong flavor at the start of chocolate and malt which gives way to a warm alcohol middle and a nice bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2004
This powerhouse pours like motor oil, with short lived tan head. Aroma of alcohol, bitter chocolate and burnt malt. This is full of flavor. Strong and hearty. Alcohol seems to be at every sip. More complex as it warms. Overall, pretty decent imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Black colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark chocolate and anise. Flavour is chocolate and roasted malts and a bit salty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Nice malt flavors come out in the aroma as well as in the flavor. Coffee, caramel, choclate, slightly fruity, etc.. (There are a ton of flavors this is a complex beer.) Many new flavors come to light as it warms as well as the more you have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 black as night and just as smooth. This is my fav. imperial stout. If you find it, buy it and enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Dark black with a nice brown head. Very strong Malt flavors (coffee and strong chocolat). Decent size head with great lacing. Complex taste - strong espresso with a bitter aftertaste and chocolat. Alcohol content well hidden. Malts and hops balanced nicely. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
This is one awesome stout. Its strength is deceiving as the beer is really quite mellow and does not give away its high original gravity. Roasted Barley says this brew! The hops are balance perfectly!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Pours a very dark dark reddish brown with a nice light tan head. aroma of coffee and chocolate. taste very sweet with chocolate and coffee tones then the hops bring it bitter at then end. Very smooth and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Black pour with red around the edges, with a thin dark tan head that disappeared quickly. Smooth initially over the tounge with slight carbonation. Rich roasted, burnt flavor. Alcoholly after taste.

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