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RATINGS: 4112   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004
This is a mighty tasty mohambe! Very malty aroma - not entirely burnt, with some grape-like fruitiness. Velvety mouthfeel. Nicely bitter flavor, - hops, chocolate and slight coffee. Alcohol subsides nicely as the beer warms. Slight lingering of burnt coffee. Very nice brew, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Excellent Imperial Stout. Pours a beautiful black with a brown head. Nice sniffable malty aroma. Taste is of dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt and generous hops. Not that sweet. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Leaves a nice burnt aftertaste. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Beautiful dark color almost black with nice tan head. Taste coffe, malt, chocolate and spices. Great complex beer that feels smooth and creamy in your mouth but has plenty of complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Dark and nice head. Perfect appearance. Aroma is not highly impressive, but the flavor is intense. I canít wait to have the next bottle. Coffee and chocolate both noticeable but not overwhelming in either taste or aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2004
Jet black with a thin brown head falling back to a faint film over the surface. Some ruby colour sneaks through at the edge of the glass. Smell justs explodes out of the glass, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and some faint fruit underneath it all. As it warms, the aroma becomes much more fruity and complex with raisins, plums, and cherries all vying for attention over a massive coffee smell. Soft carbonation allows the flavour show roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, and a long bitter finish. Some fruit also sneaks onto the palate just as the bitterness starts to subside. Finally the alcohol warms you right up. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 12 oz. bottle.: poured thick black, but seemed less black than most imp. stouts ive tried. smelled like mocha, slight alcohol. feels smooth in my mouth, how i like it. Warmed it slighty, and now itís more intense than it was cold from the fridge.. really good imperial stout. i look forward to trying more north coast brews...Tastes of more a roasty barley.. good balance of the malts with the barley too. chill

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1044) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Poured out of a stubby bottle with a picture of the Russian mystic on the label (I am assuming this is Rasputin, as I have never seen other pictures of him). When poured into my trusty goblet, the dark brown body is nearly completely opaque, but displays red highlights at the edges when held up against the light. The head is brown in color, massive in size (at least three inches), and has the consistency to stand up on its own above the rim of the glassware. This is one impressive looking beer indeed. The aroma is a mixture of medicinal alcohol, and powdered cocoa, and is relatively mild. The taste is like roasted cracked grain, bitter coffee, unsweetened dark chocolate, dark skinned dried fruits, and charred wood. Very pronounced hop bitterness and a very dry aftertaste are also present, as is the noticeable warming effect of the significant alcohol content. Mouthfeel is soft and soothing, but a bit thinner than what I anticipated. Very good representation of the style, but a bit less in your face than others like Victory Storm King Stout. Thank you 123456green for this bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Bottle. Opaque. Dark brown/orange head, not too thick. Malty cofee roast nose. A little of a tartish almost vaguely citrusy bite to tongue. Espresso-like flavor thick on tongue. Probably my 2nd favorite stout to Mackeson.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark beer, very light lacing, little to no head. Excellent falvor you expect from an Imperial Stout. Would definitely buy again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2004 Your usual roasted coffee, chocolate flavours but thereís an interesting fruityness thrown in there and overall there are subtle nuances of other flavours, it has quite a bit of complexity for a stout. Very full body, bursting with flavour, one of the best stouts Iíve had.

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