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RATINGS: 3871   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BTObeer (5) - Trondheim, - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle from Vika Vinmonopol. Pours an untransparent black with a baking-yeast coloured head. Smells of licorice and alcohol. Bubbles in mouth due to high carbonation. Intense taste of roasted malts with a broad alcohol distinction that surrounds the mouth. Hints of coffee and chocolate smoothness. Has a pleasant aftertaste and definitely gives me a warming and cozy feeling sitting inside in winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (37) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours black with a nice frothy brown head. Head retention is great. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, smoke, vanilla, caramel and slight alcohol. Bold flavors of chocolate, smoke, vanilla, caramel, slight hop bitterness, raisins and a bourbon alcohol feel. Amazing complex flavors, great taste and feel in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tfontana (58) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford Exeter Supermarket. Aroma is roasted chocolatey yeastiness. Appearance is opaque black with massive light brown head with decent retention and foamy lacing. Taste is boldly moderately bitter with sweet balance. Like aroma but with hint of coffee. Palate is creamy full bodied with enough carbonation to keep it from feeling like syrup but it is not really noticeable. Finish is long and bitter like chocolate covered espresso beans. Overall, this beer is pretty much as good as advertised. Aroma and taste could be a little more complex but are such rich versions of themselves that it is hard to find fault.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1265) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 29, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el momento el 29-04-2015 en cimmeria. Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige bastante oscura aromas y sabores ligeros maltosos y cafés amargos, algo herbáceos y con algo de cacao. Toques amargos secos, ligeramente resinosos y regaliz con algo de especias. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 9 vol, alcoholico y ligero en boca sin mucha espuma y densidad. Bastante buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
d00wy21 (6) - an sebastian, SPAIN - APR 28, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Fell in love with this wonder of beer. Is not the traditional russian imperial stout, sweet and thick. His sweetness and oily texture is mixed with a long lasting super bitter of a ipa. One who loves imperial stouts and ipas will marry him.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (802) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2015
Almost black colour, very nice mocca head. Aroma of cocoa, lactose, coffee, cinnemon. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter, very well balanced. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. its very nice, only the aftertaste has a slight iron/blood kinda flavour, but its still very nice to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1164) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sweet / Malta tostada, cafe, chocolate, dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Monchito_IPA (166) - SPAIN - APR 24, 2015
Espuma abundante con retención más bien pobre. Aroma muy torrefacto, con chocolate, sin mucha complejidad. Final muy amargo y torrefacto, con algo de astringencia. Poco cremosa para lo que esperaba.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cam_Dynamite (79) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
Pours black with a white slightly tan head. Nose is coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is loaded with powdered cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla, with a bitter finish. Definitely above average. Solid, reliable and always good!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (635) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
A great imperial stout, full of chocolate and coffee, but also very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2517) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
Black color with a frothy beige head with medium durationand nice lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, chocolate and vanilla hints. Flavor is roasty, notes of black ripe fruit, mainly raisins and plumbs, coffee and black chocolate. Smooth sensation in the final with roasted and light bittery notes.

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