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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamedra (560) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to StefanSD. Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je velmi příjemné, je znát po kakaových bobech a praženém sladu. Pěna je barvy moka, jemná, mohutná a držící. Barva samotného piva je temně černá a neprůsvitná. Chuť je překvapivě sametová, má příjemný nádech pomerančové kůry obalené v hořké čokoládě, finiš je příjemné doplňující, kávově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o opravdu unikátní imperial stout, který v sobě příjemně kombinuje jemnost s plnou chutí stoutu, delikátní.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (409) - CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours solid opaque black with a fat finger of dense beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, light patchy lacing (4/5). Nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, woody smoke, faint hops (8/10). Taste is mild sweet, intensely bitter with both roasted malt and grassy hops (8/10). Full creamy body, moderate carbonation, with a semi-sweet lactose-like finish (5/5). Some distinct harshness at times, with the hops giving a suggestion of cattiness in the nose and on the tongue - but just a suggestion. Overall, it’s complex and robust, quite able to pull off the moderately high ABV. An excellent example of the style - right on par with Ten Fidy, perhaps, but not quite as decent a performer as Stone’s IRS. And yet again, Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Weasel has spoiled me for all lesser beers. (17/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (947) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. Enjoyed in a restaurant in San Francisco. A: Pours a deep opaque black forming a nice bubbled beige head with good retention but not much lacing left in the glass S: Strong roasted malts but also very hoppy in the nose. Strong notes of dark chocolate, some coffee, licorice, alcohol, grassy hops and earthy yeasts T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, mocha and licorice. In overall, a dry and bitter taste. Bitterness is more from the roasted malts than from the hops but still a quite hoppy stout M: Heavy and creamy body. Quite oily. Medium carbonation. Roasted aftertaste O: Very drinkable. American masterpiece [ BA Review @ 11/24/2009 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its okay. It is a little sharp and bitter. Julie gives it a 3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smurfe (7) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Not the biggest Imperial Stout fan as I gravitate toward true session bitters but this beer is always a delightful experience. It is a go to paired with many meals.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from the Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black with a thick light brown head. Sweet, heady, warming and alcoholic from the off. Lots of chocolate, port, Nutella and roasted malts. A slight ashy bitterness does counter the initial sweetness to some extent without overpowering it. Not a lot of depth to it compared to some impys, but certainly well balanced and enjoyable. Yeah, I like this, but it’s a bit of a one trick pony and doesn’t really develop anything additional over the course of the bottle. You could get bored of it in other words. And the roasted malt finish lasts so long that you do get bored of it. So... really great in Danish 30ml pint sizes, but if you’ve got a bottle it’s worth sharing it...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aloiscarvalho (52) - - OCT 8, 2014
Cor negra com espuma cremosa e persistente marrom claro, sem transparencia. Aroma forte de chocolate e baunilha, perceptível também o malte tostado. Gosto forte de alcool, certa picancia, malte torrado, um pouco de lupulo, encorpada e com amargor residual persistente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (155) - - OCT 8, 2014
10/8/14. Bottle (2014). One of my touchstones for imperial stout. Long lasting mocha head. Wonderful burnt toffee and dark chocolate nose. Complex dark malts with the deep hop profile perfectly balanced by the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (145) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Nitro draft at Four Points in LAX. Nice today aroma. Opaque black in color. Smooth flavor, due to the nitro. Fill bodied, but very smooth. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
Very dark, like pitch black in the glass. Nice roasted malts and a good mixture of sweet and bitter. Good dry earthy finish.

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