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RATINGS: 3966   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8702) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Deep brown and burgundy hue with a nice vivid light brown head. Very robust and strong aroma of roasted malts and oats. Caramel tones within the nose. Excited first touch to the lips and tongue, hints of spices, sap, pine, and pepper all underneath a fat tone of black licorice. Taste ends with an acidic and carbonated kick, and the palate is left scorched but pleased. Fizzy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2003
very nice sweet floral aroma. Lacks the coffee aroma of other stouts. Pours black-ruby, tan head is robust initially but dininishes. Palate is complex and satisfying, heavy and thick. Flavour is enjoyable. Loses points on the finish - the alcohol stands out and could be more smoothly delivered. While I appreciate the brewing of a good stout, I would find it hard to drink two of these in a row. A good beer but not really my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2003 One dark coloured light headed commie. The covering light fruity aroma is a surprise with the dark colour. The more usual malty nose is beneath if you look. A lighter body than expected with a noticeable alcohol character and finish. Imperial is a good word since you can taste the pedigree.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
looks like a hellish dark night tastes likes gods nector. Great malty flavor with nice bitter finish. Top 3 imperial stouts on the market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
A good dark beer, black as night.when poured has a creamy tan heas that dissapates quickly.Has a smoke flavor that lasts from beginning to end.This was a real good beer and I probaly will have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Solid black, black as a moonless night....one finger high head of super lumpy, solid crunchy top, but also looks fluffy and light, tan in color, leaves some spotty lace patches. Smell, dead on, is a great sweet dark chocolatey aroma with notes of dark fruit - banana, starfruit, mango, strawberry, and black cherry all noted. Taste is a swirling light chocolate, sweet and dark smoothness throughout, yum. Nice twinged hops in the finish that brings out just the right bitterness and dryness to say hello kindly and leave you with a smile. Feel is full and creamy with a way easy smoothness that makes this a amazingly drinkable stout. North Coast has a winner here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Dark black... but not really thick. Brown head, but not very carbonated. Aroma is spicy. This one is more chocolaty in flavour than imperials I REALLY like. As with other beers in this type you get LOTS of taste. ;) Unlike some other beers in this family you don't really taste the extreme alchohol content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5642) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Pitch black with a thin brown head. Nice smell of coffee, dark chocolate and hops. Wonderful aroma! The taste expands on the aroma. More coffee and dark chocolate but the bitterness of the hops takes a step forward. Finishes bitter and has a sharp edge to the body. Great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
bit of a letdown. very big flavours, ugly and badly combined. way grapefruity and vanillay - itself a stupid combination - and undeniably complex, with extra sherbet, ryebread, and mint. just a mess i think, and i definitely see what ecrvich is on about with the west coast citrus-acidity. might be good in an IPA but in a stout it's silly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
Quite big and complex. Roasty, licorice aroma, with more hops in the aroma than i expected, quite aromatic. The palate is quite thick and roasty, with some licorice and raisins, with quite a few hops to finish, the finish is even a bit citric. Nice bitter finish.

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