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RATINGS: 3633   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A rich, intense brew with a robust palate, a fruity nose and a warming finish. Very complex.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gkeh (139) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Oh goodness... This is an incredible beer. Sweet, fruity aroma. Nice head. Pours jet black. I have not tasted a better beer. And Iím an IPA guy.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
firefly765 (84) - - APR 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a pitch black color with a huge creamy tan head that lasts quite a long time with also nice lacing. Nice roasty aroma of chocolate and coffee. Nice full bodied texture silky and oily mouth feel. High roast coffee flavor. Some slight alcohol warmth at the end. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpgibbon (215) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
This feels a little thin, but is relatively low ABV. Quite sweet, foamy in the mouth. Bittersweet chocolate, slight aroma of dried blood, medium malts. Boozy. Little funky fruits. Ok but not outstanding for style.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (453) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, pours pitch black with tall dense tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, a bit metallic. Taste of dark roasted coffee and chocolate, mildly bitter finish. Smooth, tasty brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Awesome example of a straight imperial stout. If u are just starting out in craft beer and Want an example of an imperial stout then this is one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1484) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, molasses, muscovado, dark dried fruit. Taste is chocolate and coffee, big bitter finish. Light to medium creamy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chadski4 (72) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Huge light brown head with lacing that runs the length of the glass. Initial taste is creamy but then snaps to an interesting dryness on the finish. Chocolate and cherry flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JamuYa2 (2) - Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
I donít drink stouts that often, but when I do, I like them like this one. Dark dark dark and strongly stout, like a bitter thick coffee. Rich and intense. Drink it slow. And enjoy! 9%alc/vol

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1182) - London via, WALES - APR 12, 2014
Room temp bottle into snifter. No date, but I donít think itís more than 6 months old. Black, small head. A swirl brings up a big tan head. Aroma - malty, berries, sharp alcohol coming through quite strongly. Body is medium, very foamy in the mouth, carbonation is low. Taste - chocolatey, sharp and alcoholic despite the relatively low ABV for the style. I cannot conceive of why this would get such a high rating on RB. Foamy, one dimensional and with noticeable alcohol, it fails to achieve the main things I look for in an imperial stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chacobella (42) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
From the bottle, Old Rasputin pours with a creamy head that soon settles into unique lacing. This smooth brew has a lot going on and hides its alcohol well. It recently reigned champion over 31 other beers in a march madness bracket style beer-off held by Louisville Dads Beer Club. Cellaring may only improve this fine fine brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odysseyalien (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had one of these a couple of years back and thought it was ok. Then several months ago, I tasted Ten Fidy by Oscar Blues. Ten Fidy has become my standard now for RIS brews. I would drink the Old Rasputin again if offered but given a choice of this or the TF, the TF wins hands down.


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