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RATINGS: 3866   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KurtJ (3) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Malt Shoppe. Strong - sipping beer. Creamy, tan head. Great flavor - bitter with some dark fruit flavors. Would buy again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migajos (274) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 3, 2015
On tap at Hophenreich, Berlin. Just an regular RIS. Nothing outstanding. Aroma: roasted coffee, some vanilla, almonds. Taste: the warmer the better. Unfortunately served cold. Coffee nutty roasted flavours. Lacking some body. Pleasant beer, but I need some WOW factor in Russian Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snick222 (2) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
Very nice balanced flavor, not too sweet or bitter but enough to bring the flavor out. The alcohol seemed to step on the flavor and smell a bit, but it is a very nice and drinkable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2401) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
2x12oz bottles from Discount Liquors, WI 2013. Opened one fresh, one aged 1,5yo. Good thick, not overly viscous, vivid black pour with inviting beige crema. Vanilla-sprinkled Wiener Mélange coffee in the nose, a hint of the darker roast and berrylike liquorice to come. Aromas produce a just about right, nearly Old World balanced mix of tzarist deep flavours (thick chocolate syrup, prime bitter chocolate, vanilla) and the earthy peasant meadows beyond the palace’s pale: forest berry marmelade, shrubbery-stark resinous hops, touch of manure. Just right in abv, gets more caramel-forward with aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (105) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Aromas of coffee and some smoke with malt sweetness but not overpowering. Nice lacing in the glass. Taste of coffee and some smoke with malt. Very nice stout. Medium mouth feel. Overall very nice example of a Russian Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
growler6 (33) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Superb. Worth a big sniff before every sip, much like brandy only better. The malt stands up to the bitterness, which often gets overwhelmed in other Imperial Stouts. Viscous, chewy and filling. It’s the cure for dealing with eight feet of snowfall in a month.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (545) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1071) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
This one was definitely a very nice imperial stout from North Coast but at the same time it wasn’t one that managed to blow me away or indeed to live up to the heights of some of the other American brewed imperial stouts that I’ve tried over the last few months. The beer was highly drinkable despite the strength, although some alcohol was noticeable throughout; an enjoyable beer but just not my favourite of the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shanebrews (210) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
This is the most aromatic beer I have sniffed in some time. The aroma absolutely explodes with dark rich malts, alcohol, and a light funk. The body is heavy and the taste is thick with roasty malt and coffee. The finish brings out elements of dried fruit like raisins or prunes. The beer hides its alcohol well and is smooth on the finish. There is a proper bitterness. Overall, a fantastic brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Probably the best imperial stout I’ve tried. Very nice smokey, roasted feeling to it. Smell is great makes you want it right from the pour. Over all a wonderful beer. I had this from a bottle.

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