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RATINGS: 4092   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (5879) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Pitch black color. Huge size, thick brown head, stays. Roast, alcohol, dry dark chocolate, some hops in aroma. Roast, nutty, hops, chocolate in taste. Roast and spicy hops in aftertaste. Mellow roast. Spicy hops in aftertaste. Medium hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is very well covered. Fantastic brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours black with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, caramel, coffee, slight cardemon, some hoppiness. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2736) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Black beer, big light beige head. Nose is citric hops, chocolate and cocoa dust, mild roast. Flavor is resiny, citric, hoppy, roast, coffee. Way hoppier than expected, also thinner than expected. Finishes with a big hit of resiny hops, chocolate hints.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (446) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
Actually on tap at Hopfenreich. Ein RIS für alle Sinne: Auge, Nase, Geschmack. Wenn man die Finger reinhält: real tasting. Einigstes Manko: Der Nachhall hält etwas zu kurz an. Hervorragend: Der Alkohol ist nicht vordergründig, aber er lauert trotzdem....

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pioter (74) - POLAND - APR 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 Piękna długo utrzymująca sie karmelowa piana grubopęcherzykowa ale perfekcyjnie zdobiąca szkło (WOW!). Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzysty.. Zapachu bardzo intensywna kawa, palone słody, pięknie przykryty alkohol w ogóle nie wyczuwalny. Bardzo sycące. W smaku ponownie kawa, paloność, intensywna goryczka,a jednocześnie to wszystko nie przytłacza. Alkohol lekko rozgrzewa na przełyku. Może nie idealne, ale na prawde bardzo dobre piwo na długie chłodne wieczory. ( i zdradliwe :D )

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombelsky (28) - - APR 11, 2016
Nice black color, brown, frothy head. Lasting, good lacing. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, chocolate some raisins, some floral hops, alcohol. Great taste, heavy sweet and bitter. Thick, sticky. Full body, oily to creamy. Long roasted, dry finish. Delicious. Alcohol well covered. Very strong, warms body. Great beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (112) - - APR 10, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Good imperial Stout, nice and rich. Little high and dry on the IBU scale for me, but good starter before hitting something else. Modest head.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanillaringer (25) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 10, 2016
Black as the night in the glass. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Superb Stout, one of the best.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Novellifter (2) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2016 does not count
I very much enjoyed this beer. Smells and taste great with not that much bitterness at the end. Drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (613) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Bottle (06/10/2015). Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, hops, chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, light bitter hops, bitter roasted aftertaste. Not what I expected, bit disappointing, should try this again.


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