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RATINGS: 3688   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.


Friscokie's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Friscokie (7) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Kind of tasted like molasses, but I’m glad I tried it. At least I got it off my wish list.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (547) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 21, 2014
Pitch black beer with one way flavor- heavily roasted malts, even notes of burnt malt with just light hops character left behind. Sharp but as I like bitter from anything, it is drinkable to me. Although difficult to be enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ginSmith (16) - - JUL 20, 2014
Lots of roast, not as silky smooth as other imperials that I really enjoy. The malt is dominate with lots of roast, the hops are light as expected. Like a strong coffee, it’s intense, and delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuckyStrikes (2) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Pours slightly reddish, black with a magnificent head. The nose is sweet dark chocolate with a slight smoke roast. Not quite thick, creamy texture. Some sweetness but not too much-just about perfect-I don't like black coffee beer. Doesn't have the burning aftertaste of some stouts-nice smooth finish. Probably one of the very best widely available Stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (439) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with big tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with some bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Howlader (696) - - JUL 13, 2014
On draught and in bottles several times. One of the best Russian Imperial Stouts around.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG14....getting close to,the end Bourbon, coffee, and sweet malt. Dark reddish brown with a thin creamy off white head. Lots of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bork (25) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Big, bold stout with lots of coffee and other roasted notes. While the 9% alcohol only shows slightly, this is anything but smooth. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (171) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours pitch black with a magnificent head. Lacing and retention are also outstanding. The nose is sweet dark chocolate, roast and hints of dark fruit and smoke. Almost full bodied with a very smooth, almost creamy, texture. Borderline normal carbonation level with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and a bit complex, but not as complex as FIS or Wulver. It begins with sweet dark chocolate which flows into a roast and hop bitterness. The middle has a molasses note. The finish is smooth and leaves you with an alcoholic burn at the back of the throat that lingers quite long. Less hops would allow the dark fruit flavor to materialize and add to complexity.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (12) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Bev. Rich, thick, dark apperance. Syrupy mouth feel, like a desert in a glass. Alcohol is apparent but well mellowed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lizardking3 (53) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Smells great. Pours huge brown head with blackish hue. Tastes roast and smooth. Delicious


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