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RATINGS: 3926   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Nice Imperial Stout...actually reminds me more of a Baltic Porter than anything, but it's very good. Maybe just a tad bit too hoppy, but the coffee flavor does a good job balancing it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 Thick black with a typical nitro head on it (tap sample) sweet, chocolate, coffee and malt but still somewhat balanced by the hops. The alcohol is very well hidden, to well sometimes, three imperial pints later I stood up and was a little surprised by it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2641) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Thick pour.Dark tan head with little brown spots dotting the top of it.Black,opaque.Nose is burnt malt,coffee,chocolate.Full bodied,oily,slick on the tongue,coats yer mouth. Burnt chocolatey flavors with some fruitiness.Finish is dry, roasted and somewhat bitter.Special dark chocolate candy bar would go real good with this.This is a big brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Wow! Very dark and is pretty much black. It has a big thick tan sludgy head that lingers for quite a while. Aroma is of roasted malts. The flavor is of chocolate, coffee, and fruit. This is one of the best imperial stouts I've had. Very enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 A nice looking beer, but not as lovely as some Imperials (which can be the most beautiful of beers, in my opinion.) Nose is roasty and very vineous with notes of dark fruits. Flavor is roasty, with chocolate and coffee, deep and dark, with a lovely aftertaste. RE-RATE: I have a tendency to start a beer colder than the suggested serving temperature, and to drink slowly as it warms. I’m rarely "wowed" by a beer’s flavors when it’s fresh out of the fridge, but my first sip of this gave me loads of flavor, seemingly unaffected by the temperature. I’m changing my flavor rating to 10/10 (was 9/10) though I still find the nose to be thin (at least in comparison to the flavor) and the appearance to not be enough for perfect marks. Still, an absolutely outstanding beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Fairly light, mostly diminishing, head compared to other stouts I've had. Not quite the dark tan color I've become accustomed to. Very dark mahogoney color. Chocolate aroma with a somewhat tangy aroma behind the maltiness/chocolate. Smooth drinking. The malts settle on the tongue well. Delicately. Coffee finish. The alcohol is there for sure, but not overdone. This is a good nightcapper. The more stouts I drink the more I start to like them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10781) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: Dark, dark coloured with a chocolatelike medium lasting head. Aroma is sweet and roasted with notes of chocolate, coffee and spices. Is overwhelmingly roasted in the flavour. Lots of coffee, licorice and alcoholburn in the tastebuds as well. Has a lots of bitterness in the end. This is some heavy stuff. I thank herbjones for this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Very close to perfect...a big bold stout. Licorice taste with a coffee aftertaste. The ABV is very well hidden. Great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1128) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Even in a plastic cup, this stout rocks! All chocolatey with a surprisingly hidden 8.9%. Strong malty aroma, leaning towards a pitch black color (again, in a plastic cup). Finishes with a lovely burnt coffee feel. Great imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2003
This is what its all about if your all about the russian imperial stout. And that I am. Dark, Deep, powerful, chocolate, coffee. Makes ya feel all warm inside too.

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