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RATINGS: 3799   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.


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 O’s 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5757) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2003 Rerate 9/19/03 - Aroma not quite as prevalant, aftertaste a bit more chalky. Flavor not quite as chocalately. Have had a lot more Imperial Stouts since my first tasting of this and this is still good but does not blow me away anymore. Original Rating 4.7 - Excellent from the frothy head of the first pour to the aroma to the finish. Little bit of chocolate, coffee - but not too sweet. Best stout yet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
When I first cracked this brew, I was fairly inebriated and listening to ’Dueling Banjos’ at quite a high level of volume. Despite these distractions, the good qualities of this beer shined through. Initially sweet, quickly moves to roasted coffee that combines with alcohol in the aftertaste. Banjo strummin’ good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
Wheeee doggys. A strong beer, and one of the best strong beers Ive ever experienced. I disagree with many of the raters here in the sense that I dont think a more bold, overpowering beer is always a better beer, but this one plays the role well. Very hard hitting.. exactly what I would expect from a beer donning the ’Rasputin’ tag. Bravo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2002
Strong black coffee and alcohol all the way through. Stong bitterness with a stale coffee charactor that develops into a nice roasted malt. Lacked the viscosity to back the flavor, good but could be better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Great Imperial Stout...Its strong, and it goes down with ease...I just wish I was more of a stout man.


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