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RATINGS: 3776   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Amazing. Had many on draught in Chicago many years ago. The next day I could still remember what did me in. Had one from a bottle yesterday. Still amazing- less aroma than from draught but still delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hangunder (275) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Smells great, super leafy hoppy, umami/soy smell, hint of sweetness, roasted malt and a hint of milk chocolate. Super dark and big creamy luxurious brown head. Tastes great, quite well balanced. Upfront an agressive herbacious/leafy hoppyness, finishing sweet, umami, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Not overly complex but a nicely balanced example of the style. Medium bodied (wished it was a bit thicker) and average carbonation. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loubar (87) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear pitch black with a thick coffee colored head. Taste of sweet caramel, dark chocolate and black coffee. Slightly fruity. Very malty for super smoothness that leads to moderate bitterness. Extremely well balanced. Rich flavors hide the alcohol nicely. It’s all been said; world class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (251) - - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the Sidedoor, Chicago. Black colour with a beige head. Very boozy aroma, with scents of roasted malts and coffee. The taste is of espresso coffee and dark chocolate, with hints of dried fruit.. Biiter finish. A strong and characterful stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours dark brown color with a large mocha head. Aroma is intensely roasty with some dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is bittersweet with cocoa powder, freshly grinded coffee beans, candy sugar and wood. Body is full and creamy with good carbonation. Really good RIS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2014
The head is good, body black. It smells coffee, fruity, a bit plum, alcoholic. The taste is creamy, malty, bit coffee, ok. Should be aged longer, otherwise good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoberDave (152) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a...jar. Possibly a beer foul but was an Italian restaurant so maybe they do it for a reason. Better to let it breathe than keep it in a bottle I thought. Raisin and plum aromas. Caramel and plum flavours with a smooth mouthfeel and slight nip on the tongue. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mainuh_man (243) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
12 Oz bottle. Pours black with a huge brown head that lingers leaving lots of lacing. Aimed of coffee, vanilla, molasses, and some smoke. Flavor starts medium sweet, then quickly goes through a lot of flavors, coffee, and dark fruit, ending on potent, bitter roasted malt and alcohol. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a lot to like in this beer. Complex aroma and flavor profile, but linger isn’t as pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exeter (362) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Tastes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate; There are hints of vanilla, licorice, grain and dark fruits. It’s a warmer. One of the best, get it, if you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (618) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from nitro tap. Black with creamy beige head. Chocolate and roast malt, great blend. Mild hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1410) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Espresso, lakris, mørk sjokolade og kakaolukt. Salt lakris og bitter sjokolade, kakaosmak. Bitter kort, noe søtlig ettersmak. Lite kullsyre.

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