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RATINGS: 3696   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 Russiaís Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. Itís 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 itóA sincere friend is not born instantly.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 19, 2012
330 ml bottle from Cityís Choice, San Francisco, CA. Pours a deep black color with a huge and long lasting grayish brown head. Aroma is very malty and intensely roasty. In the nose itís heavy on licorice, wood, bitter chocolate, cafe mocha and cocoa powder. A Russian Imperial Stout that relies more on the chocolate side than the coffee-ish side. Taste is bold with a roasty bitterness and residual sweetness from the chocolate malts, especially in the finish. I found notes of ashes, tar, licorice, soy sauce and tons of dark bitter chocolates. Maybe some hidden hops? Or just my imagination, maybe. This one has a big, chewy body, just as expected with a long ashy finish. Smooth, silky in the mouth and a long aftertaste. A rich, intense American Imperial Stout. One of the best non-Barrel Aged Stouts Iíve tasted. Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin would be proud.


3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rfbohrer (3) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Pouca formação e baixa persistência de espuma. Coloração preta fechada. Aromas de chocolate e café bastante sutis. Potente, amarga, alcoólica, muito café. Muito intensa no paladar!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - opaque dark brown near black, lively tan head, sweet, alcohol, malty aroma, no lacing, viscous, malty, coffee, alcohol, some vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (604) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark stout with strong coffee dark chocolate and warming alcohol a sweet strong stout

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mandaritto (40) - LATVIA - JUL 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Aroma: coffee, caramel. Taste: coffee, chocolate, caramel, malts and licorice. Very great ballanced, oily mouthfeel. Great quality beer +my style. I can drink this again and again. Awesome brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (108) - - JUL 26, 2014
Black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Taste is sweet with hints of Dark chocolate rounding out the taste with some bitter notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auee92 (13) - Lawrenceville, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, bitter, dark chocolate with hints of licorice and alcohol Appearance: Pours rich black with enormous head that settles into a nice, tan finger of frothy luxury Taste: Medium sweetness up front giving way to a lightly bitter aftertaste Palate: Light bodied with a thin oily texture, finishing with a long bitter finale. Overall: A very good imperial stout

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 24, 2014
Uhh.. great sipping brew.. Should grab some for long evenings. Heavy roasted rich maltiness, loads of hq dark choco, hq coffee, some licorice. Thick and creamy. Moderate to light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Complex and very enjoyable brew. Outstanding balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Solid black pour, coffee colored head. Nose is coco, burnt sugar, and a hint of booze. Bitter. Middle is coffee, alcohol, and a hint of sweet cream. Finish is bitter (grain/hops/alcohol) and long. Sipper for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (555) - - JUL 22, 2014
Outstanding brew, rich coffee character, brown sugar, lovely roasted and smoky notes, gentle bourbon bite. As close as it gets to perfection for an imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (551) - 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.


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