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RATINGS: 3733   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Lots of everything! Big flavor, dark and delicious. One or two is enough unless you’re looking for trouble. By far the best beer North Coast offers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
12oz brew from the local Jewel very good smelling aroma, just a solid brew all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badpuppy69 (230) - orange, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours very dark ruby Amber with massive. Creamy tan head that stays for a long time. Aroma is chocolate upfront and some dark fruit. Taste follows the aroma with some notes of vanilla coffee. Medium mouth feel. Damn good stout! It doesn’t get much better than this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (320) - - SEP 28, 2014
Drank with Thijs 28-9-2014. Good stout. Starts a little bit neutral but the aftertaste is damn impressive! Hints of coffee, and alcohol. Nice rich. Very nice foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (3405) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Poured deep inky black with a small tan head. Aroma of fudge, roast malt, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Full but smooth body, flavour as the aroma, very, very well balanced. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (732) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Bouteille 355ml, gracieuseté de biere_froide, Merci Yannick! Couleur noire ténèbres opaque, mousse moka riche et insistante laissant une superbe dentelle. Arôme de café, tonne de malt torréfié, touche d’alcool, soupçon de fumée. Goût de malt torréfié, café noir, amertume intéressante, liqueur de chocolat, chocolat noir en arrière-goût, alcool en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgis (142) - LATVIA - SEP 25, 2014
You can put con on the foam solo thick.Burnt toffee, caramal notes in aroma.Soft boozines in taste. Coffe and burned bitterness afterwards. Intense. Few sips seems enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (676) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
A rich aroma of cocoa, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Great looking ebony color with a lasting medium head. Great taste, of cocoa and espresso with a watery feel and a bitter chalky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
liquidhedonism (73) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 12 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is boozy, roasty, and sweet, with hints of licorice, chocolate, prunes, and leather. Mouthfeel is dry, with a bitter and astringent finish. The malt sugars have mostly been converted to alcohol, leaving little residual sweetness, which would have been nice to balance out the massive roasted grain bill. All in all, a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (58) - Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Whole Foods in Tanasbourne. Aroma is rich almost chocolatey. The beers pours beautiful dark and velvety. Taste is not over the top sweet. First taste is rich, but a bit chalky. Finishes sweet and very smooth. I can see why this beer has a "cult following".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hudsonfire (2) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Very good aroma, amazing poor, great tan head, dark black body. A very complex taste with a warming finish, a bit sour and bitter for my taste but that’s a Russian Imperial Stout. Overall an amazing example of a Russian Imperial Stout.

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