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RATINGS: 3629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A rich, intense brew with a robust palate, a fruity nose and a warming finish. Very complex.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pours black as Charles Mansonís soul!Beautiful brown head, chocolate, coffee,fig,black bread at first sip.Then oily and earthy with caramel and some citrus! I had 4 of them yesterday and canít wait for some more! forgot how much I like this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1465) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, molasses, muscovado, dark dried fruit. Taste is chocolate and coffee, big bitter finish. Light to medium creamy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chadski4 (69) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Huge light brown head with lacing that runs the length of the glass. Initial taste is creamy but then snaps to an interesting dryness on the finish. Chocolate and cherry flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JamuYa2 (2) - Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
I donít drink stouts that often, but when I do, I like them like this one. Dark dark dark and strongly stout, like a bitter thick coffee. Rich and intense. Drink it slow. And enjoy! 9%alc/vol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1158) - London via, WALES - APR 12, 2014
Room temp bottle into snifter. No date, but I donít think itís more than 6 months old. Black, small head. A swirl brings up a big tan head. Aroma - malty, berries, sharp alcohol coming through quite strongly. Body is medium, very foamy in the mouth, carbonation is low. Taste - chocolatey, sharp and alcoholic despite the relatively low ABV for the style. I cannot conceive of why this would get such a high rating on RB. Foamy, one dimensional and with noticeable alcohol, it fails to achieve the main things I look for in an imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chacobella (42) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
From the bottle, Old Rasputin pours with a creamy head that soon settles into unique lacing. This smooth brew has a lot going on and hides its alcohol well. It recently reigned champion over 31 other beers in a march madness bracket style beer-off held by Louisville Dads Beer Club. Cellaring may only improve this fine fine brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odysseyalien (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had one of these a couple of years back and thought it was ok. Then several months ago, I tasted Ten Fidy by Oscar Blues. Ten Fidy has become my standard now for RIS brews. I would drink the Old Rasputin again if offered but given a choice of this or the TF, the TF wins hands down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (67) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, chocolate and some hops. Coffee is predominant in taste with a bitter finish and a hint if alcohol. Good to try it just once. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (225) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Terrific beer! Great dark color and frothy head with amazingly inviting creamy lacing. Not an overwhelming aroma but distinct, and a terrific chocolate and coffee flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
atomjack9 (13) - - APR 4, 2014
Earthy with heavy notes of the best, most well-rounded coffee/americano/espresso Iíve ever had. Nutty/almondy/ gourmet-chocolate-y malt. Smooth body. Extraordinarily pleasant after taste and when frothed in the mouth. Strangely bright finish despite all the heaviness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilJackson80 (251) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. The beer pours to a deep pitch black color with a medium tan head. The aroma has coffee, roasted malt, some dark fruit & espresso. The taste is similar with a roasty almost smokey taste to it. Overall a great Russian Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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