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RATINGS: 4077   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2003
pours black with a tan head and red at the edges of the glass. aroma is strong and of coffee, chocolate and rasins. flavor is full and of coffee, chocolate, and plums. body is full and thick. has a mellowness in the palate that is very enjoyable. this is a really good imperial stout and I will definately have it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 Opaque black color with a thick tan head. Sweet chocolate, coffee and citrus hops aroma. Very rich flavor, full of chocolate and coffee with a hint of grape and citrus. Nice, lightly carbonated feel. Definitely one of my favorites!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Rich complex aroma filling the senses with double expresso, raisins, licorce and fruit essence. Deep dark black rich color with small tan head and good lacing. Flavor is rich malt, hops with good alchol warming. A very pleasent intricate flavor. Very complex and full across the palate with scotch hints, finish was nice and dry. Great Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 i really didnt care for stouts much before this. i drank this today and it was very tasty. enjoyable beer. slight chocolate aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2004 Rich full mouthfeel,toasty malt with coffee and chocolate tones almost hides the big abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
dark black with a tan head. awesome sweet licorice and rum smell with a hint of coffee and hops . Wow! taste starts off with sweet malt, then moves to hop-bitter and dark chocolate malt and a dry fruity finish... or is it? all of a sudden wham! espresso out of nowhere. as the palate becomes more saturated, the tastes mingle into a bitter fruity taste with a hint of espresso. this is more than a great beer, it is a great experience. Mike, I'm in your debt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Pour a thick black with tan head. A very string sweet malt aroma. A thick oily mouthfeel. A strong chocolate sweet malty flavor with a bitter coffee finish. Alcohol and carbonation was apparant but did not detract from the rich body. A thick, filling brew that I enjoyed a great deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and breakfast (not really sure how to quantify this but it's what I smell). Flavor is very roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate. Nice and bitter. Very good Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Thick, oily and black, definite brown head, that is quite meringue like, tops this brew. A sweet roast malt aroma emanates from my glass, followed by a note of coffee. Quite thick, though not overly so. Strong malt presence, definite roast malt character as well. This beer is like chewing on a roast malt kernel, it has the same after taste and everything. Even though thick and malty the roast character lets this beer finish like it is quite dry. There is a bit of oiliness in this beer. The beer is very smooth, yet still carbonated. Almost a cola not to this as it first hits my mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Tastes like malted milk balls soaked in alcohol (which I do not think I have ever had) Very nice pour and drink. But definatly something you could night-cap with something else.

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