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RATINGS: 4113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm_Shadow (120) - British Columbia, - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with a nice big tan head. Nice roasted aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Starts sweet and finishes bitter with tastes of chocolate and coffee and malt and hop. Texture is oily and creamy and finishes light and warm. I need moar !


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1649) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2016
From bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, licorice, light vanilla. Taste is surprisingly dry and light smokey, still some sweetness, roasty bitter finish. Average carbonation and a rather full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MohaBeer (202) - Lima, PERU - AUG 26, 2016
Marrón muy oscuro/negro, espuma cremosa, persistente y con adherencia. Malta maltoso tostado moderado, ésteres a ciruela negra, ron con pasas, cassis, crema de maní, regalíz, chocolate bitter, café, fenoles a pimienta negra, vainilla, licoroso, lúpulo especiado moderado-moderado bajo. En boca tibieza alcohólica alta, malta maltoso tostado moderado, lúpulo especiado moderado, ésteres a ciruela negra, ron con pasas, cassis, crema de maní, regalíz, chocolate bitter, café, fenoles a pimienta negra, vainilla. Final licoroso prolongado con notas tostadas y amargor sin astringencia, con cuerpo pleno, carbonatación regular.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kapsel (14) - - AUG 22, 2016
Wygląd - czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana obfita, beżowa z drobnymi pęcherzykami, dosyć ładnie oblepia szkło. Aromat - kawa, gorzka czekolada, wiśnie w czekoladzie, rodzynki, lekki popiół. Smak - sporo kawy i popiołu, w tyle gdzieś gorzka czekolada. Średnie wysycenie, zdecydowanie za mało ciała. Piwo dobre lecz chyba spodziewałem się czegoś więcej, rozczarował najbardziej smak, bo aromat zapowiadał coś o wiele lepszego.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brettsky06 (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Roasted malt and some coffee in the aroma. Taste is s little sweet, more bitter than I expected. Strong chocolate taste. Very tasty imperial stout

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1300) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
very complex deep smells of malt...taste is more bitter than I thought it would be...also more watery on finish.... thought flavor would be more complex like the smell...smell better than taste....john’s house olympics/D&D

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (301) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Roasty malt and light coffee aroma with notes of chocolate. Black with a beautiful brown foam. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness, but not very much complexity in the taste. Easy to "kill". Soft carbonation, medium-full body and creamy texture. Good stout, though I had expected more of it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (136) - - AUG 3, 2016
Arômes peu intense de cacao, noisettes, grains torréfiés. Robe noire liquoreuse, mousse brunâtre épaisse, compacte et résiliente. En bouche, grains torréfiés, amertume, corps épais permettant de balancer parfaitement le fort taux d’alcool.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kobold (37) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Appearance: Pours a proper admixture of angelic suicide and blood; the black, inscrutable dent revealed when a boulder on the fiend’s frozen lake is dug out of its ditch; the swatch of some god-primeval’s mourning cloak; oil powering the cavalcade galloping towards Revelation............ Aroma: The reek is of confusion, phobia, and midnight blitzkrieg. Chocolate factories incinerated to charcoal; scorched earth at its most evil and intense; memories of milk on the lips of a dying man; flickers of knife sweat as it quick-slits the cord linking body and soul; bread immolating itself to save the bakery; wood chips reaching into the furious atmosphere discombobulated; branches bled of all resin embracing the air snapping; succubus licked tootsie roll pushed with unrelenting, though magically gentle, force deep into my mouth; sooty licorice and a chunk of boot from the first Hun gunned down discovered in grandfather’s box of curios from the Great War; an undecayed grape dropping out of an emperor’s tomb......... Taste: For a moment my throat became the conduit to an Awakened World. Then in dropped desperately baked burnt cookies exploding soil and secret coffee bean maps. Where aroma slashes the nostrils the taste is an unroughened arch, a passageway of absolute angles. Autumn fruits that have conspired to hide among the roots of their trees to witness the bitter-sweet passage of light into darkness; insatiable shifting of motion and stillness, euphoria and angst, leather whips and feathers; mud, of ancient origin, shuddering with the promise of rare life; baker’s chocolate about to either destroy a cake or elevate it to saturnine tastes; syrup punched with wooden knuckles........... Palate: A sense of my breath being held hostage in a closet between fire and some oblivion hole.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nosajhongkong (32) - North Point, HONG KONG - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle bought at The Bottle Shop Hong Kong. Appearance: Pours a pitch black colour with a dense, crazy medium tan head with good retention. Also leaves quite a lot of lacing. Aroma: Moderately strong roasted malt and coffee beans aroma with caramel, resin, dark stone fruits. Also with a hint of vanilla and burnt wood notes. Taste: Very complex and strong flavour. It starts with some mild, sweet chocolate and mocha taste. Then the medium-high roasted malt and coffee beans bitterness comes in with some subtle hop bitterness. At the end is some tobacco and smoky, with a touch of alcohol. Palate: Medium to full body with smooth and creamy texture. Long-lasting roasted malt and dark fruit aftertaste, with warming finish. Average carbonation. Overall: A really classic and traditional russian imperial stout. The taste and the palate are just spot on, especially that complex and bold smokiness and the roasted malt flavour. The bitterness is also just perfect and very balanced. Goes on favourite list.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Wow, kind of a crazy good cross between an imperial stout and a black IPA. Super tasty on nitro.


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