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RATINGS: 3873   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2003
typical imperial stout. Black body, bone colour head that fads quickly, sweet aroma. Taste began sweet and finished bitter. The bitterness was more pronunced with the taste of alocohol. Very heavy on the stomach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2003
A good, strong, full-bodied stout. Great color, not much head. Nice chocolate/coffee flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
I can't understand what people see in this beer. I had trouble finishing my first bottle of it. I found the totally unenjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2003
One of my favorire Stout's. Not as heavy as most, but with nice coffee like taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2003
If you want to try a great beer, try this one. Bit of a thin head, but a really nice deep dark appearance. There is a pleasant mellow, fruity aroma followed by a coffee/chocolate toasted malt taste. A decent hop presence helped balance the overall impression.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopophile (15) - USA - APR 4, 2003
A superb Imperial with a deep dark color. Sweet, malty, almost strong rancid smell, but in a good way. Rich coffe-like taste. Alcohol taste is almost non-present. Gets even better as it warms. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Yummy, poured deep black color, would have liked to seen more of a head. Smells sweet. Tastes of rich maltiness, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2003
Full of roasty, chocolate, black malt aromas. Mild on the tongue, tasty and rich but not overwhelming, burnt chocolate, strong bitterness. Filling, rounded finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Pour is a super dark black with slight hints of ruby at the edges, thick tan head that fades and leaves good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops (flowery, light perfume) in the end. Flavor starts with chocolate, middle the roasted malts show through, some hops towards the end. Alcohol barely shows through at the very end when it reaches it's warmest temp. Full bodied, long lasting taste. Truly outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 Dark brown, not quite opaque with a medium tan head. Big coffee aroma layered with west coast hops, I could smell this as soon as I opened the bottle. Taste is a different story. Starts out great with roasted malt coffee taste but it turns very astringent. Unpleasantly bitter. Rerate: 8 months later this comes across as salty, a detraction from an average beer.

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