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RATINGS: 3745   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FreakyDog99 (5) - USA - FEB 3, 2002 does not count
Truly a great example of the imperial stout style. Strong malt flavor with a distinct hops overtone. Good use of cascade hops. Very warm finish but without the strong alcohol overtones sometimes associated with an impy. Rasputin was difficult to kill, but killing a bottle of this is no problem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
This is an incredible beer. So thick you almost need to cut it with a knife. The flavors are so rich, a mixture of coffee, chocolate, molasses and a chunk of heaven. A beer to cherish and to share - one of the best - hell it’s a top ten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Sweet, smooth, and flavorful. Quite a tasty beer. Nice complexity, with malt sweetness, bitter hops, and a little alcohol kick at the end. Very nice. My first imperial stout, and I’m impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 22, 2002
A tremendous ’big’ stout. great aroma of coffee, chocolate and molasses. opaque dark brown with purple highlights. great smooth taste. lots of malt here with a warming alcohol presence. the hop finish has enough bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2002
Awesome on tap. Pitch black in appearance and a thick head that stays with you to the end. Burnt chocolate taste and very warming (from the alcohol).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattcolo99 (27) - USA - JAN 11, 2002
Damn, that is the best beer, I love it, so complex and great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rambis (12) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2002
Extremely hoppy stout - not creamy at all. Solid taste, good body. Fairly unique due to its bitterness - not for all stout lovers, but a very nice departure from the smoother stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2002
Good, but I didn’t find it as complex as other people here suggest.. All I felt is the massive presence of hops. A little roasted malt struggles to come out of the intense hoppiness. The most amazing thing about this brew is the fact that it hides it’s massive alcohol really well.. wouldn’t have known it’s 8.9%..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2001
Perhaps the best Imperial Stout commercially available. Extremely complex flavor. Not for everyone, but a superb example of the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Anastasia is still screaming in vain!!

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