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RATINGS: 3692   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hardy008 (5) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Appearance - Pours a huge foamy 4+ finger tan head with great retention. The color is dark black, but allows shades of ruby to show through. Smell - Chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malt. Taste - Just like the smell. Has a sweet taste with some bitterness at the end for balance. Mouthfeel - Rich, smooth, creamy, and full bodied. Drinkability - Highly drinkable and highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrearaujoo (23) - Vitoria, BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2014
It is an intense well flavored dark ale. Toasty, fruity, and subtle bittersweet. Did not realize in taste it’s alcohol presence. Very well balanced. Really good example of this style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (269) - Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
A smooth 1" medium khaki head crowns a jet black body, frothy lace encompasses a soapy island once the head dissipates

Well integrated aromas and flavors of jammy plumb, dark cherries, dark chocolate, subtle smoke, and biscotti, all on a smooth medium plus body sporting a touch of cutting carbonation, coating and building into an additional layer of vanilla

2013 12oz served at 55° into snifter


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (57) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Very drinkable. Pleasant and Smooth. Coffee, chocolate, malty, bitter, sweetness, the flavours worked well together without any one in particular dominating. i cant wait to have barrel aged one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Solid RIS with chocolate and coffee overtones. A little dried fruit and raisins coming through when it warms. A cult classic - solid go to imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12-oz. bottle. The aroma featured charred barley, black licorice, cinnamon-laced pie dough, some surgery molasses, and a hint of phenolic burnt plastic. Murky black (with deep reddish-brown traces) in color topped by an enormous, foamy, dark khaki head. The initial taste is sharp and hot with a deep roastiness holding sway along with an heavier-than-expected earthy hop bitterness. Dark cacao and a surprising sweet peanut butter flavor emerge midway through the snifter. Moderately thick body with a very smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a better-than-average imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (298) - - MAY 23, 2014
A great stout everything you look for, coffee, chocolate, maltyness as well as balance and not overly thick.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 20, 2014
Dark imperial Russian stout with brown espresso like head once tasted there?s a straight hot of cacao and tobacco with a hint of leather with a sweet hit on the palate and actually refreshing and easy to drink without killing your palate such a great IRS definitely a must try.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is good stuff. On drought. Almost just a straight up black color. Thick frothy head stubbornly lingers. I didn't detect a strong nose. Tastes complex. I get a lot, lot of dry chocolate. Alcohol comes through on the backside. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Really great representative of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brunoriccia (7) - BRAZIL - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Strong dark color, nice tofee taste, with high drinkability for a russian imperial stout. There is a nice smooth feel in the mouth, and a mix of alcoohol, coffee and noble hops. Need to have another one to fuuly understand this beer!!!


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