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RATINGS: 4101   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.

umich03jm's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3416) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Pours a near pitch black color with a big thick head that lingers a bit. Aroma is deep roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate and some light fruitiness. Very intense taste. Big roasty and smokey beer with hints of chocolate. Smokiness is a bit much for my liking. Finish has a strong bitterness and a pretty high carbonation for an Imperial Stout. A light fruitiness and spicy character comes through in the finish too. This beer has a nice intense complexity but its a bit smokey, a tad thin, and too much carbonation for me. I prefer my Imperial Stouts to be smoother and softer. Re-rate 10/29/14 - My tastes have probably changed a bit. This is a very roasty and intense stout. Really great. Not that smoky like my original review. It’s also not thin, more medium boy. And the carbonation might be high when compared to most imperial stouts but it’s not bothersome. Great imperial stout, especially for the price and availability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zekso (21) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Czarne z beżową pianą bardzo ładną. W aromacie kawa i czekolada oczywiście ale są też nuty wiśniowe jak w wyleżakowanych porterach. Bardzo dobry aromat. W smaku mamy dosyć wytrawne, bardzo smaczne, klasyczny RIS. Dużo czekolady i lekkie nuty chmielu lekko ziołowego i wiśni. Likierowe. Alkoholu nie wyczuwam. Zdecydowanie godne polecenia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OrthoDoc (145) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Rated world class and I'm sure it is but RIS is not my favorite style. Prefer straight up stouts and porters. Too much dark fruit and tobacco for my liking. If you love RIS you will likely love this but I will avoid this category from now on. Prefer chocolate and vanilla forward stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taschert (8) - FRANCE - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
Bottle 355ml. Dark with an everlasting head. Coffe & chocolate with a hint of vanilla aroma. Warm mouth with a surprising bitterness. Long lasting roasty bitter end. [07/2016]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spinnaker (7) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
Super dark chocolate with a bitter finish. The head is everlasting with a tan colour. You can definitely smell the alcohol on the nose. In the end it is a great beer, try it once and try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (487) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2016
Miam. Nez très café, chocolat, fond vanille et chocolat blanc, légèrement fumé, noisette. Bouche ultra torréfiée de chocolat très noir et de café très fort. Fond un peu plus rond, vanillé, finale assez boisée, grosse longueur amère torréfiée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (175) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Piwo klarowne w kolorze czarnym z imponujaca bezowa piana. W aromacie gorzka czekolada i kawa. W smaku czekoladki z likierem, kwaskowa kawa i lekkie nuty palone. Czuc tez troche jakby suszone czerwone owoce. Polslodkie ze srednia goryczka. Na finiszu popiolowosc i tyton jak w popielniczce. Wysycenie na niskim poziomie, gladkie i aksamitne w odbiorze. Wiecej sie dzieje w smaku niz w aromacie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slautar (458) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Warka 01/18/2016. Aromat likierowy, całkiem przyjemny ale mało intensywny. Jest tu trochę kawy, trochę więcej gorzkiej czekolady i niemało razowej kwaśności. W smaku półsłodkie do słodkiego, popiołowe. Ostre jak jego patron, rozgrzewające jak gorzałka chociaż samo piwo specjalnie nie trąci alkoholem. Bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (901) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2016 Bottle at home. Pours pitch black, beige creamy head. Complex (!) roasted malty espresso, mocha and chocolate, some sweet dried and red fruits, light bitter leather and charcoal, boozy heath, finishes well balanced bitter. Lingering roasted aftertaste. Good body, medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Not your average IRS, well executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle at Hippo Taproom. Pours opaque black with a medium light brown head. Aroma cocoa, coffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is roast malts, cocoa sweet, chocolate, a hint of dark berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (92) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
0,355l bottle from Firmabier. Aroma has dark malts, cocoa, some smoke and coffee, peat and ash maybe, noticeable bitterness. Medium body, maybe even slightly lighter.

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