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RATINGS: 3683   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UffyBeerReview (10) - miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tried this beer at YardHouse on my 21st birthday, and has long been my favorite stout. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head, a pronounced bittersweet chocolate coffee flavor that is pleasant, and even though it has 9 percent ABV, the alcohol is masked by the full bodied flavor of this brew quite well. Great year round, probably ideal for the winter. A great beer to make me realize that other stouts like Guinness (of course commercially advertised because the quality is lacking) obviously cannot compare.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (878) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bork (5) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (167) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (11) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lizardking3 (42) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Smells great. Pours huge brown head with blackish hue. Tastes roast and smooth. Delicious

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours jet black with minimal head into a snifter. Smoky aromas with chocolate and coffee undertones. A smooth taste for 9%abv. Taste the dark roasted malt flavor. A great stout. My go to stout in fact

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Un liquide noir comme la nuit, mais assez léger et pétillant ; un nez de grains fortement torréfiés, de vanille et de boisé. La bouche est plus épaisse et complexe qu’il n’y paraît, alors que du chocolat, du café au lait et un tranchant houblonné viennent tour à tour se manifester. La texture est toujours, cependant, légère, ce qui rend presque mystérieux le fait que de si riches saveurs puissent se cacher dans un liquide mi-mince. En termes de stout impérial, il est assez accessible, mais ce n’est pas un défaut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose of light smoke and chocolate, taste is smoky, chocolate, rich, liquorice, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the bat. Black, creamy light tan head. Ethiopian coffee beans (?!), bitter chocolate nose. Sweetish middle with fruity bitterness throughout. Lots going on, can see why it gets raves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (45) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Good. woody front notes. Smooth with minor bitter finish. Very good profile over all.

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