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RATINGS: 3992   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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.

PBoegel's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Old Rasputin looks the part, plays the part and delivers intangibles to boot.Black French roast coffee with a thick two fingered brown sugar tint head. Plenty of lace along the glass as it drinks, excellent for an imperial stout.Nice blend of roasty near smoky malt, classic espresso rich tones of the style. Huge bittersweet chocolate in the malty body with nice touches of orange, mint and grapefruit hop character. Luscious medium full body, slightly warming with moderate carbonation. Rich chocolate character dark and bittersweet with with roasty ground dark coffee beans. Some vanilla bean and licorice. A nice touch of earthy and citrusy hops fills the mid palate.Warming alcohol in the finish. Well balanced fermentation, leads to a quintessential Russian imperial stout. In a beer world rife with extreme indulgence of ingredients and absurd drives to be aggressively hopped alcohol monsters with funny names, Old Rasputin rests as a classic you should always be thinking of, especially when thinking RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (123) - - NOV 25, 2015
On tap at Tuscarora mill. Lovely. Smooth head. But of coffee aroma. Smooth mouthful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (216) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2015
Geproefd tijdens bierproeverij, gedeeld en uitgeschonken in Struise BD glaasjes. Zwart bier met een mooie compacte beige schuimkraag. Aroma van sterk geroosterde mout, krachtig gebrande koffie, pure chocolade en salmiakdrop. Mondgevoel is zacht en romig, maar tegelijk ook behoorlijk bitter, en krachtig door door geroosterde mout, en stevige hopsoorten. Het smaakpallet heeft tonen van pure chocolade, espresso, salmiakdrop, zwarte peper, lichte leer en aardachtige tonen en een afdronk van scherpe bittere hopsoorten. De alcohol is heel goed verborgen, de afdronk is medium lang hopbitter. Een goede Imperial stout deze North Coast Old Rasputin, maar voor mij zeker niet de beste of meest complexe Imperial stout. Ik mis de complexiteit, die ik wel in vergelijkbare bieren proef, als ze bijvoorbeeld gelagerd zijn op whisky of bourbon vaten. Maar dat kan een kwestie van smaak zijn. Als de mogelijkheid er is ga ik zeker nogmaals een fles kopen van dit toch wel interessante bier, voor een verdere beoordeling. De batch, of mate van rijping schijnt nogal invloed te hebben op het aroma en het smaakpallet van dit bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (349) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a mostly lasting foamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, oats, hint of liqourice. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, dark fruits, blackcurrant, molasses. Soft oily mouthfeel. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (351) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a beige head. Coffee with burnt toast and liquorice. Very peppery with toffee and blackberries. Funky yeast with bitter dark chocolate and lemon. Vinous plumminess with oil and coal. Boozy with a dry, burnt brown sugar finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hinez57 (218) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - NOV 19, 2015
I’ll keep it simple. Fruity, roasty, ultra-smooth, silky mouthfeel, little head, dark with lots of red. Dark caramel, hop flavors(grassy), burnt sugars, & more. A classic that ages super well and drinks better young than most beers of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1305- 28.10.2014 - On tap @revolutionyeg - Dark, jet black pour. Aroma is star anise, cocoa, espresso. Palate is a sweet mix of alcohol warmth, chocolate, coffee, and earth. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1004) - - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. Strong roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and a bit of licorice. Pours black with a large light brown head with excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with dark chocolate flavor with a bit of licorice to go with a rich, full body. Finishes smooth with good roasted malt flavors that gets dominated by straight coffee pretty quick. Nice, imperial stout despite the strong coffee on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Darkness. Extreme darkness. Smells roasted and toasted. Tastes like espresso. Not very sweet, nor overwhelmingly bitter. Poured this into a 22 oz. snifter and barely got the 12 oz. bottle in, thanks to the massive head. This one is for slow sipping. This high ABV cocoa/coffee style of stout which appears to be pretty popular is not my favorite at all. If I want to actually drink some stout, I’d much rather go with the understated and easy drinking Sam Smith’s or Murphy’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (122) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Dark brown, clear, fantastic head. Aroma: not very intensive - malty, coffee, alcohol. Medium body, dry, oily feel, light sweetness, again coffee, roasty, and unfortunately again alcohol.

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