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RATINGS: 3926   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.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schrammalam (2) - - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
Excellent imperial stout. A bit lighter on the mouthfeel than I would have expected. Good appearance, strong and complex coffee/caramel malt character with a great bitterness balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (264) - SPAIN - JUL 25, 2015
From XXXII. In Duvel glass. After dinner. I dont like stouts. I cant finish a guinness. But this one is very different. I enjoy it a lot. Great taste, aroma and aspect

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (124) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
A: Coffee, toffee, dark berries T: Chocolate, coffee, caramel O: Very nice light head. Bitter and some sweetness. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarauderSky (21) - - JUL 20, 2015
North coast makes good beer, and this is no exception. Obviously, looking at its rating, I’m not alone in realizing how good this is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrjez (70) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2015
On tap at TNT Taisho opening party. L: dark, very dark, and a big fluffy tan head that won’t quit. S: plenty of chocolate and coffee, no real surprises here. T: those same smells come through in the taste, along with a bitterness that feels like a strong-roasted coffee, and quality bitter dark chocolate. F: it’s quite dry and roasty, very full-bodied, yet can be drank a quite quickly, with a smoothness that keeps drawing you in for another sip. O: excellent imperial stout that even hits the spot in the summer months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thechandler (590) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours a dark, thick cola brown. Aroma is smoky with hints of coffee. Flavor is full of smoky chocolate malt. Drier than I expected. Coffee and tobacco. Definitely very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2901) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Black oily pour, no head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, mild vanilla and bitters. Thick mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (147) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Draft at Yard House in a shaker glass. Pitch black with unusually creamy tan head for an imperial stout. More bitter finish than I prefer for this style, overwhelms the palate somewhat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (394) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Dégustée en dessert après un gargantuesque souper de côtes levées BBQ. La bière est parfaitement noire. Je dois absolument mentionner que le collet qui flotte au-dessus de la bière est d’une opulence rare. Celles-ci est brunâtre, crémeuse, irrégulière tel du lichen. Le nez est délicat. Je reçois du tabac, beaucoup d’herbes qui me rappellent du thé, le tout sur trame boisée. En bouche les saveurs sont également délicates et homogènes : une belle amertume mi-sèche, des notes terreuses et anisées. Longue, pétillante, souple, légère, cette très bonne bière est une mauvaise représentante du style RIS de par son manque d’autorité, ce qui ne m’empêche pas de l’apprécier hautement!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mercsmusic (3) - - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
The best there is. Drink three of these and nightly night. Best stout on the market. Sorry Guinness. Only wish it was easier to find in Pennsylvania

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