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RATINGS: 3798   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

richc83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
pours very dark with huge head and tons of lacing.... very strong chocolate and coffee flavor, not very boozy... incredible finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 22, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz into a tulip on 01.19.15. A: Cocoa, chocolate, and dark fruit. It’s a chocolate bomb. A: 3 finger very fluffy tan head with an easy pour and had to stop mid-bottle. Needless to say, the head is retained very well. Midnight black body with no red in the glass. T: Cocoa and a coffee sting of bitterness are dominant. Coffee grounds, roastiness, raisin, and fig are subtle. P: Creamy smooth, and crisp from bubbles on the back end. It leans toward medium chewiness. O: Like Narwhal, I didn’t like this one when I had it last year. Palates can change, though. There is a slight sting on the back end that lingers, but it’s tolerable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfhennig (9) - - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
This has been one of my favorites for 5-6 years, always from a bottle and poured. It ’s been available year around in Illinois for the last 18 months or so. There are no surprises here. This beer is black, thick and frothy, with a ton of flavor. Coffee, molasses, cocoa, barley, it has it all and it kicks butt too. Today I had it on tap at Mackey’s Hideout. Everything I’ve always enjoyed about this beer was just a whole lot better. It’s not the perfect beer for all occasions, but it’s damn close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmetal (123) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
A really solid Russian Imperial Stout but somehow the version by Courage has a tastier blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlfredoGarcia (10) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 13, 2015
This beer was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow. Most people look at it with terror and with fear, but to Ratebeer chicks it was such a lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBHansen (189) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2015
bottle @ home. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with ok off-white creamy head with good acing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, coffee, wood and hints of citrus notes. palette: medium carbonation, full body, notable caramel sweetness, average to distinct bitterness, dry finish, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice tasteful stout that just lingers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (660) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Appearance was opaque with mocha diminishing creamy 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are roasted black malt, coffee, molasses, chocolate, licorice and soft alcohol heat. Taste are soft chocolate, coffee upfront then soft licorice with roasted barley bitterness backend, alcohol well hidden. Palate was soft CO2 with lasting oily slick full body, then roasty bitter finish. Overall a solid RIS, could used more creamy CO2 and chocolate malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joel (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
A full-flavored imperial stout with notes of chocolate and coffee. Finishes with a slightly burnt / smoky flavor that isn’t unpleasant, but is not to my liking in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenriqueBraga (93) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2015
Cerveja negra intensa, boa formação e estabilidade de espuma (amarelada). Aroma intenso de expresso, malte torrado, até um leve toque de defumado. No gosto há um floral agradável. Corpo alto, carbonatação leve. Aftertaste levemente amargo devido à tosta. Ótimo custo-benefício!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tekstr1der (41) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Very opaque dark pour with thin, clingy brown head. Aroma is heavily roasted and coffee notes. Incredibly smooth with barely noticible alcohol - remarkable given the content. Instead, flavors are strongly parrallel to aromas - again with coffee and roasted maltiness. This is delicious. One of my favorites amongst my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (284) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours near black, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, anise, coffee, bitter chocolate and faint alcohol. Taste is nicely balanced cold coffee bitterness with a bitter chocolate backbone. A ever so slightly roasted malt makes it’s way in with some sweetness, but the bittering hops keep this one on the dark side. Earthy, slightly dry in the finish. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Good stuff!

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