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RATINGS: 3925   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ab29 (36) - - JUN 11, 2015
A dark brew, with a boom of bitter coffee straight up. I probably should have had a warm up beer first. The malty and toffeed taste with chocolate comes up. The malty earthy aromas really linger in the mouth with a warmth. I appreciate the style but this isn’t for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
G_Ram9 (41) - - JUN 10, 2015
Big and bold but not overpowering. Intensely and complexly flavored but difficult to pin down the components. I'll keep drinking and trying.... A really good Russian Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4906) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2015
355ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing tan head. Chocolately, roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, some coffee, resinous and fruity notes, red and dark berries. Taste is dry, chocolately dark malty, dark chocolate, a touch of tobacco, some coffee, sweetish resinous and fruity notes, some biting hop bitterness in between, honey interludes; viscous, oily texture. Rich, not too complex, no hectic oscillation between flavours, more like a gentle volplane on chocolate wings over red berry shrubs and resinous wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (782) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate. Very bold roasted chocolate malt flavor with cocoa notes. Full bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and a rich roasty finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (545) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with huge amazing-looking creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, dark rich and sweet chocolate and then some dry tobacco. The oats smooths this one out. Taste is same amount of coffee and roasty malts. Dark chocolate, and then super dry finish with tobacco. Very smooth big body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (249) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 I read patriotic ratings here as usual for American ales on Ratebeer, very good Stout, but lacks of character. Still, creamy thin head, tastes of caramel and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Almost black color. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, cognac. Taste: roasted and dark malts, very alcoholic and heady, with coffee and brandy, warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Old Rasputin is practically mythical thanks to all the hype surrounding it. My anticipation to have it was high. My temper flared equally high when the bartender gave it to me in a frosted goblet. It was a situation that demanded me to sacrifice my warmth and dignity by wrapping my hands around the goblet as tightly as possible. It worked... eventually. Though my efforts looked idiotic, I was finally able to appreciate this Imperial Stout at something close to optimal conditions. And there was a lot to appreciate. Burnt sugar, chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of cream. Spectacular balance. The head stuck around to the very last sip. I can see why Old Rasputin has remained relevant even while other Imperial Stouts are constantly emerging. Like the real Rasputin, this brew is hard to kill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3494) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle@tkcbb. Black. Roasted, malty nose. Chocolate, slight coffee. Surprisingly light med bodied. Well bittered, pretty nice drinkability. Med long finish. Seems like a nicely mellow drinkable ris. Lots of flavours, sort of traditional portery than overwhealming.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
feliponk (11) - CHILE - MAY 23, 2015
Cerveza compleja, se nota el amargor del lúpulo al final. Excelente cuerpo y espuma precisa. Una excelente cerveza.

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