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RATINGS: 3708   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours jet black with minimal head into a snifter. Smoky aromas with chocolate and coffee undertones. A smooth taste for 9%abv. Taste the dark roasted malt flavor. A great stout. My go to stout in fact

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1242) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Un liquide noir comme la nuit, mais assez léger et pétillant ; un nez de grains fortement torréfiés, de vanille et de boisé. La bouche est plus épaisse et complexe qu’il n’y paraît, alors que du chocolat, du café au lait et un tranchant houblonné viennent tour à tour se manifester. La texture est toujours, cependant, légère, ce qui rend presque mystérieux le fait que de si riches saveurs puissent se cacher dans un liquide mi-mince. En termes de stout impérial, il est assez accessible, mais ce n’est pas un défaut.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose of light smoke and chocolate, taste is smoky, chocolate, rich, liquorice, bitter and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the bat. Black, creamy light tan head. Ethiopian coffee beans (?!), bitter chocolate nose. Sweetish middle with fruity bitterness throughout. Lots going on, can see why it gets raves.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (49) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Good. woody front notes. Smooth with minor bitter finish. Very good profile over all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1787) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from stirchley wines. Shared at Richthevillan tasting. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and dark fruits with some licorice. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2688) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley wines via SarkyNorthener; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has dark fruits, taste has light coffee, blackberry, roast malts, smooth mouthfeel. Quality impy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with dark fruits, coffee, licorice, alcohol warmth, classic. In mouth, a nice bitter sweet chocolate malt with light coffee, licorice, molasses alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Empire Brewfest 2014.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Amazing beer! Dark, rich and complex. It gets better as it warms up a bit, would recommend to everyone! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (49) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Pitch black, huge, thick brown foam. Coffee and chocolate, some fruit sweetness. Some alcohol tickle the nose. Taste is complex, from sweet fruit to chocolate bitter. Aftertaste is long and great. Could be a little more slick. Well balanced, well made. Stand well next to the big name.


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