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RATINGS: 3966   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 Russiaís Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. Itís 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 itóA sincere friend is not born instantly.

Britales' rating

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klaing (144) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Pours black with moderate head. Smell a heady chorale of chocolate, coffee & charcoal. Smooth drinking that tastes as it smells with a smidge more hops than usual for the style. Great beer. Has been great for a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ladybirri (34) - - OCT 11, 2015
L: dark, very dark, and a big fluffy tan head that wonít 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: itís 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (2269) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, espresso, liquorice, fruits, plum, chocolate, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter finish. Body is medium to full. Quite a fruity hoppy profile for an Imperial Stout. If this were a bit fuller this would be an absolute beast. As it stands, it has very high drinkability and smoothness. Damn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2136) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt vol vanille, crŤme chocolade. Smaakt vanille, herfstfruit, chocolade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2122) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Donker bruin rood bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, chocolade. Smaakt koffie, geroosterd, fruitig, chocolade. Iets te fruitig? voor een stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (409) - - OCT 9, 2015
Veel schuim dat wel mooi inzakt. Zwart. Ruikt vooral cacao, lekker. Weer ook de chocolade bitterheid. Vrij weinig nasmaak. En iets teveel carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (659) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Tap on Nitro at gravity, pours black, aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts, taste is similar but more mild, I feel like the nitro took away from this some, will retry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (66) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours dark, almost black. Off-white head is lighter looking than anticipated. Roasted coffee, chocolate and caramel. Full body and very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1685) - Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 (330ml) In a snifter ) Grate to purchase this in the UK for the first time . Roast coffee ,bitter chocolate nose. Dark intense base with a beige foamy head that coats the glass like a khaki sand trail . Smooth and creamy coffee and dark chocolate , rich and bitter roast interaction . I will re-pete .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (143) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 2, 2015
bottle 355 ml, pours dark brown wth shny reddish reflexes what is a sign that itís quite clear. The brownish colored head is very pillowy and stable. Aroma is mainly chocolatte and coffee witht some additional wood, caramel, soy sauce, roasted grain and a touch of dried fruits. Aroma is quite complex but itís not very intensive. Medium bodied, I wish it would be a bit heavier. n taste medium sweetness with a lot of roasty bitterness that is quite intensive for the style. Finish is a bit ashy what dsturbs a bit the comfort of drinking.

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