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RATINGS: 3759   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2002
great carmel/coffee aroma, dark black opaque color. rich taste with a clean hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2002
A wonderfully smooth roasted flavor with hops balanced with maltiness. Dark and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2002
A nice Imperial, better than Storm King in my opinion but not as good as Left Hand. Needs a little more complexity and a little less ’burnt-bitter.’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2002
’Dark as the inside of a cow’. Large frothy chocolate head, tons of lace, a nose that simply reeks of toasted grains, chocolate, caramel. Big sweet malt start, top ’Don’t get no fuller than this’, finish is hop spicy, light to moderate carbonation, dry. Just can’t remember having a better ’Imperial than this’. A must try for all ’Lovers of the Dark side’, and if your a ’Stout’ lover, ’Baby your ship just came in’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2002
Better on tap than the bottle. Nice thick appearance and feel. Chocolate, coffee, and fruit both in the aroma and flavor. The roasted barley comes out in the flavor as well. A great fireside quaff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 The bitterness and overwhelming malt are a tad much. No sweetness whatsoever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 13, 2002
Good God, do I ever love stouts!! Thin, tan head. Very nice, creamy smell. Masterfully balanced and complex. The dominant flavor is chocolate, with hints of coffee and maybe a little fruitiness. The alcohol content definitely is noticeable in the taste but this doesn’t detract from the quality of the beer. The one I just drank definitely won’t be my last.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 This beer is the sh@t. So smooth and roast, toasty and strong. Coffee and chocolate flavors coming through and by the time you finish the four pack, you're feeling pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansOfBeer (2) - Sebastopol, California, USA - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
Usually a pretty damn good beer. Had to give it a lower score because ive noticed sometimes the alchohol isnt covered well at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2002
Another beer not for the timid! A dark, sultry brew with big flavor of fruits, figs, prunes, coffee. Quite hoppy for the style, but I like it. Definitely for those cold winter nights!

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