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RATINGS: 4136   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.

Thinker's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Deep black color with tan head. Sweet Carmel aroma with slight chocolate. Flavor is sweet, bitter, and alcoholic. Great blend, very good imperial stout! Thinker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piwnepodroze (406) - POLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Aromat jest intensywnie kawowy i palony, ale nuta ciemnych owoców też jest obecna. Kremowe ciało to moc ziarna kawy i kakao, pełnia sosnowego lasu, lekka wanilia i suszone owoce. Piwo jest nisko wysycone i lepkie. 9% alkoholu ładnie rozgrzewa, ale w smaku pozostaje dobrze ukryte. Świetne piwo w dobrej cenie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (645) - Chavannes-prčs-Renens, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2016
I bought this bottle at Madrid, cervezorama shop. I drank it in my hotel tonight, relax on holidays. This beer, eating spanish ham, is just the paradise on the earth, wonderful. The body is a beautiful dark/brown color, persistent foam but thin. The taste is what you could expect of an imperial stout: roasted malt, coffee, cacao, hop, vanilla, final of licor, chocolate, there is a side sweet. The carbonation is average for the style, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (980) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Kolor: bardzo ciemny brunatny, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, ojawiają się większe pęcherzyki, ale jest trwała.
Zapach: sporo aromatów ciemnych i palonych słodów, gorzkiej czekolady, kakao, pralin czekoladowych, kawy, subtelny alkohol.
Smak: gładkie, lekko oleiste, również sporo nut ciemnych słodów, kakao, kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, lekka słodycz skontrowana wyraźną goryczką o lekko palonych charakterze, przyjemne rozgrzewania od alkoholu.
Wysycenie: średnie, lekko w kierunku wysokiego.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottled from some beer store in Buffalo, NY, for 3.29 plus tax. Black body, huge brown head. Aroma of strong malts, almost like a malt liquor. The taste is coffee, strong licorice but a but too much alcohol and not velvety enough. Njah. It’s just an average russian imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1952) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Tap. A: Pure black with a foamy mocha head. N: Cocoa, coffee, earth, oak, peppercorn, touch of pine, smoke and burned logs. Toasted biscuit and roasted malt. T: Quite bitter and sweet. M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: So good. Amazing that barrel aging ruins it. Lots of Narwhal here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Appearance is pitch black, no light escaping at all, a light brown foamy head which leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- chocolate, vanilla, espresso coffee, leather, burnt dark malt, freshly laid tarmac, Christmas pudding, boozy dark fruit. Taste- roast dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, rich coffee/fruitcake, burnt toast, dry ashy roast, vanilla, bitter chocolatey finish. More chocolate, fudge and caramel emerge as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and rich, with a lengthy, chewy finish. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy coffee laurel citrus fruits and hops flavor roasted malts spicy coffee chocolate laurel dried fruits caramel dark fruits citrus spicy and hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2305) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
Zwart met een licht bruine kraag. Suikerstroop met muntdrop en zoete soja. In de afdronk ook een beetje tabak en as. Wat een fantastisch bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (601) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
Svart och nästan inget skum. En lite kärv Stout med kaffesump och hårt rostade toner. Bra men lite ospännande ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 Tap at Cityworks before the Leon Bridges show. Snifter glass. Deep black with tan, nearly full finger head. Nose is chocolate and dark fruit like a chocolate covered raisin. Taste hits you with a strong dark chocolate bitterness. There?s a dark fruit tartness that plays a role throughout the middle of the sip. End feels like a boozy, smoky, chocolatey celebration. This one lingers for a long time making sure you realize you just consumed an imperial stout. The predominant bitterness takes away a little bit from the enjoyment. Mouthfeel is actually thinner than you would expect. This is tasty but falls short of the upper echelon of Russian imperial stouts.

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