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RATINGS: 3744   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 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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Sweet, malty aroma. Good balance of roasted malts, and a great mouthfeel. Lots of substanance. Alcohol incorporated well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Really, really good stout. Deep and rich with a thin head. A lot of alcohol flavor though, this beer might be better on a cold winter night.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Bitter california hops and warming alcohol at first then gives way to velvet mix of coffee?toffee flavors that sticks to your lips.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
This is a great stout. Creamy, coffeeish, and smooth...hardly a trace of an alcohol taste. This is only the second Imperial Stout Iíve had, Sammy Smithís being the other one, and this is an excellent brew that is highly drinkable. Unfortunately, itís not available where I live (SC) because of the archaic 6% ABV laws.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2002
on tap ar Rich Oís public house (pub), check them out www.richos.com.Dark as night it went great with a cuban cigar, flavors of coffee and chocolate. Highly Recommended

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2002
One of the best of the style. Lots of flavor... coffee, chocolate.... nice hop presence. Will visit the brewery this month and update rating later.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2002
My second favorite Imperial. A great beer for reading Dickens in front of the fireplace. The chocalate and coffee flavors are perfectly melded. A strong beer that makes you wonder where the alcohol is until you have finished it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Wonderful nose that reminds me of Brooklyn Black. Lots of coffee, caramel, chocolate, nuts, and hops. The palate has a wonderful hop tingle. Packed full of wonderful dark chocolate cake flavors. The beer finishes rich and malty with a wonderful mix of hoppy goodness. I like this baby.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 31, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Sampled at 59 deg F.
Deep black color with a large dark brown head. The aroma was a beautiful mix of espresso, chocolate, bitter hops, and roasted grain...some alcohol crept in. The flavor was intense...woody/charcoal, chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, tobacco, hops bitterness. The feel was surprisingly crisp and bubbly...that made this beer feel not as big as it is. Very wet finish...coats the tongue and throat. Immense stout...right up there with Alesmith Speedway Stout!


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