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RATINGS: 3690   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (268) - 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 (52) - 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 (116) - 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!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 15, 2014
Drought. Dark brown with large creamy tan head, nutty aroma, slightly sweet mocha taste with hints of nuts, low carbonation, long finish. Very rich and fulfilling drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (327) - - MAY 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent black with light barely passing on rim. A rich 2 finger cream head calms down to thick lacing and a creamy wisp of lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt and semi bitter chocolate. Flavor is dark and rich: cigar, tobacco, chocolate, and an intense charred acridity. The alcohol is masked, but there is a warming alcohol note in the finish that mixes nicely with the carbonation. I should have this more often. The flavor is slightly smoky, with chocolate notes. The finish brings an interesting combination of charred roast and hop bitterness. A classic beer and a tasty stout.


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