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RATINGS: 3943   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2003
A great looking beer, espresso color with thick almond color head. Aroma of very dark roasted grain with light coffee touch. Bitter malty taste with a tang on the tounge finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003
I am completely in love with this stout. Strong aroma, thick brown head, completely black body, opaque. Wonderful bitterness, very chocolaty. Alcohol content is masked well, very nicely balanced. I cant think of a better stout that I've had. This is second only to Fuller's 1999 for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
This beer pour almost black dark amber color. It formed a nice dark tan foamy heal that left some nice circular lace. The aroma was of malt and coffee. The flavor was of malt, coffee and chocolate. The body was a bit thinner than the few others I have tried. The finish was of a burnt bitter style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2003
One of the finest imperial stouts made, black in color with a thin tan head, a little bit of an alcoholic nose as well as bit of roasted maltiness, coffee undertones, the alcohol was very well masked with flavors hinting at dark roasted coffee & burnt barley, very sweet flavors as well as in the finish with a bit of alcoholic kick, very well balanced & full bodied, an excellent stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 One of the first beers that turned me from swill early on. I really enjoy the cocoa/coffee/fruity aroma with that slight licorice finish. I get hints of cherries and strawberries as well. Super smooth and a fine looker as well. I haven't found any alcohol in this (that is until I stand up).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 This was the first Imperial Stout that I think I ever had, and now I wished that I hadn't waited so long to go back to it. Complex, a mix of fruit and coffee. Very balanced. Warm satisfying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2003
1-16-03: bottle. dark brown pour with thick tan head which diminishes to a thin line of carbonation and some lacing. dark brown full body- opaque. lots of chocolate in the nose. tastes of bitter, chocolate, and lots of malt. a good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Very dark with almost no head. Tastes a bit like burnt medicine/cough syrup. Not bad but not one of the beers I'd order right away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Pours like a mix between molasses and oil. Very thick brew with an excellent aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate immediately smack you upside the head. There is also a definite hop bitterness that becomes more prevalant in the finish. Alcoholic strength becomes more noticable at the end of the glass as well. An excellent Russian.

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