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RATINGS: 3849   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
One of the finest beers Iíve ever had. Iíve enjoyed this more each time Iíve tried it. The aroma is rich with luscious chocolate. The flavors include chocolate, caramel, roasty espresso, molasses, and cloves. Itís thick and creamy, black in the glass with a brown foamy head. Splendid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 Pours a thick, dark almost black color. Low carbonation with average head. Smells of chocolates and coffee, a malty bitter smell of a true imperial stout. FULL of flavors. I would have to drink 100 of these to find all the different flavors. My favorite beer at the moment. Rerate DowngradeNot as rich as I remember, but still thick and complex. Still yummy though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2002
This is a pretty damned near incredible brew that I donít take for granted in any way. This is the best beer I received through my Secret Santa samplings(thanks for the setup ChimayBabe) and like all imperial stouts, it knocked me on my ass. Very little head (probably due to transit) but what head was present was dark tan, nose of sweet, syrupy alcohol; palate was infused with robust coffee and licorice overtones, and finish was slightly acidic and burned inside with alcohol - a perfect winter brew...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Dark not quite black color and medium head. Roasted aroma. Bitter roasted chocolate flavor. You can taste the alcohol. Acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 Very dark pour, black, almost opaque with little head. Roast malts and some fruit stand out the most in the nose. Grape or plum is what I'm getting the most. The flavor is where this gets complex. Lots of roast malts, coffee, grape/raisin that finishes with a hearty bitterness. Pretty big body, but it's not too cloying or syrupy. Oily palate makes this a damn fine Impy stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Quite a coffee/chocolate aroma. Deepest brown, small cappuccino head. Strong coffee flavour, hint of liquorice. Oily, good bitterness. A well defined Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 15, 2002
Dark, dark ruby, low on gas. Nice hue. Rich, intensive aroma. Chocolaty, coffeeyesh brew. Highly sophisticated palate. Less brutal and much more refined than most other stouts. Very smooth, velvety, creamy. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
this is a beer loverís beer. not for any one light of heart. mix this with old stock ale and a guinness and your stomach will either learn to love you..sooner or later.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2002
"Intense" puts it pretty mildly. This beer comes on like the overly amorous guy at the end of the party, but with loads more charm. A breath like that guy, too, strong with alcohol - he was drinking brandy old fashioneds, plainly. Powerful chocolate, cherry, and smoke. Itís too many for me - Iíll get home on my own, thank you - but an excellent Imperial, nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Have had this twice in the last few days; once in my hotel room in FL, and once at home. Has a wood/oak barrel aroma, very smoky, roasty. More substantial head than most imperials, really tiny bubbles that I feel help the palate rating rather than take away. High alcohol content not immediately apparent. A small hint of berry, perhaps dark cherry (?), and super warming. This is a big boy, and maybe my 2nd fav Imperial behind, almost up there in drinkability with Storm King.

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