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RATINGS: 3913   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (13599) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. Smooth and oily. 060711

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2000
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Relatively black with a nice thick head. Nose is a mix of sugars and roast, with some burnt plum and citrusy hop. Flavour - well balanced, with lush sugars, rich hops, just-right roastiness, a little bit of burned fruit, and a shot of late alcoholic warmth. The body is thick and sugary. Complex, enjoyable, and very well-balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (13189) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Black. Great balanced aroma with nuts, malt, toffee and hops. Flavor is nutty and malty with a vinous feeling. Vanilla and cream notes. Also hoppy and with a nice bitterness in the finish. Defineatly one of the best beers I have tried.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: I poured the bottle into my Cigar City snifter to reveal the beautiful and familiar jet black, viscous liquid that is Old Rasputin. A small mocha colored head sits atop the darkness. S: Great aromas of chocolate, coffee, a roasted nuttiness, and hints of vanilla. A wonderful combination of sweet and bitter aromas. T: The taste very much follows the nose, and I’m quite glad it does. Once again, a great balance between sweet coffee and vanilla flavors melds well with bitter coffee and a roasted, bordering on burnt, taste. M: Now this is a full bodied beer. Very little in the way of carbonation, the way it should be, and this gives the beer that thick, creamy mouthfeel you are looking for in an RIS. D: I personally find this to be one of the more drinkable beers in the RIS style, but that doesn’t make it a beer you’re going to drink 6 of. A great beer and I’ve decided to finally put some away to age, even though I love it fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave L’s, PA - 27/05/12. Dark dark brown verging black with a dirty tan head. All roasted malts and chocolate on the nose. Taste follows nose with a little coffee and alcohol. Medium to full in body a little sticky but well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12521) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Sample. Black with small tan head. Flacour is roasted malr, coffee, chocolate and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Great aroma of coffee underlaid by cocoa. Under halogen lighting the color is virutally black, but there are some reddish highlights at the edge of the glass. The head is monstrously foamy tan. It starts with coffee, quickly followed by toasty malts. It is almost like the original Guiness, but toastier. There is some hop in the finish, but it blends with the roasted malt. Quite a strong stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is burned , coffee, hop. Flavour is burned, coffee, hop, alcohol. bitter and coffee finish. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2003
(Bottle) Descent Imperiall Stout, but far from the best. Drinkable dark stout with medium head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Very good on draught. Strong, alcohol noticeable. Good heartiness, with coffee overtones.


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