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RATINGS: 4034   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdomig (655) - München, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
330ml bottle at RedHot Munich. Aroma of alcohol, malt, caramel, coffee. Appearance is black, brown-ish head. Perfect. Taste is light bitter, sweet. Great. Palate is light dry, soft carbonation. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (317) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Great imperial stout. Loads of roast, licorice, hints of vanilla, treacle. Well balanced, strong and rich. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (620) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2015
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a big,frothy,sand-coloured head S: -coffee,molasses,chocolate,pepper,grassy chocolae,grassy,tobacco,nutty,licorice,toasty finish F: -medium carbonation (overcarbonated) -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Damn good Imperial Stout

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (859) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Roast, dark chocolate, leather, espresso, sugar, booze, slightly salty. Medium sweet, bitter, somewhat sticky, full body, lingering finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1656) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
12oz. bottle. Appearance: Opaque black colour with a thin tanned head. Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and plums Taste is complex, some sweet, some bitter tones (roasted/chocolate) all well balanced. Coffee, roasted and smoke . Soft carbonation and full to medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
On tap at hop water distribution. One of the most rated beers that I missing. Opaque black dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a big lasting creamy light tan head. Aroma is dark cocoa, toasted coconut, dark fruit, black malt, rich dark chocolate. Flavour is composed of milky chocolate, dark coffee, bitter roast, some rusty penny metallic, copper notes. Hides the abv relatively well. Just a little bite in the finish. Palate is medium milky bodied, smooth, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Finish holds some dark fruits, woody tannin and bitter roast. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rproff78 (171) - - DEC 5, 2015
Very good Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing! A must try if you find it!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Larry_Duffman (247) - - DEC 4, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a black and dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing. The aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, and alcohol. The taste is coffee, roasty, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, milk, some hops, and a very slight alcohol hint. This is balanced very nicely. It hides the alcohol nicely. It’s complex, smooth, and tasty. The picture on the bottle is creepy.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patjeadam (143) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
What an amazing ris. It is well balanced, from the smell to the last sip. Beautiful roasted malts, bitterness, coffee, chocolate, red fruits, a little carbo, every sip hits home. Amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (441) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Dark, thick appearance, with a tan head that lasts for a while, Nice chocolate and espresso aroma. Full bodied, chocolaty, and a little creamy. Not overly boozy for an imperial.


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