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RATINGS: 3716   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.


ksigty's rating

3.8
   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (457) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a thin tan head. Everything a Russian Imperial Stout should be. Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, malt, alcohol and smoke. As good as it gets.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
orange_3084 (92) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours opaque black with thick tan head. Strong coffee aroma, roastiness and some cocoa. Nice full creamy body. Taste is toasty and bitter, dryer than average for imperial stouts, with a of alcohol warmth which lingers nicely in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed glass. The color is a completely opaque black with two fingers of brown head and some nice thick lacing. The smell is pretty sweet for an Imperial Stout. Has some hints of raisins and grapes. It also has a bit of a sugary flavor as well. The taste is pretty malty with a sweet chocolate and toffee flavor. Some nice bitter coffee flavor mixed in as well which makes for a very satisfying The first sip was so good it was almost overwhelming. It is packed with so much malts and yet a nice pack of hop and coffee bitterness. There are chocolates, toffees, molasses, and some alcohol. The feel of this beer is pretty light for a heavy dark beer. A good drinking beer that goes down really well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (742) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a thick black color with a lot of frothy beige head. Thick roasted malt flavors. Mild and east going.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (119) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle (12 Oz): Black with nice tan head. Malty, cocoa, toasted Carmel. Very tasty. Drink again.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aiacobellis (6) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Muy fuerte para mi gusto, pero excelente cerveza para gente q le gusta cerveza dura ... rockera

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (23) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown color, very little tan head. Aroma is somehow creamy, with a real chocolate aroma. Initial and mid palette are fairly crisp with a pronounced chocolate taste on the finish. A fairly oily texture, especially on the finish. Nice bit of dried fruits. Some tobacco. Very interesting in that I am struck heavily by what is not as pronounced in some other top imperial stouts. For a 9% ABV beer the alcohol sweetness is not all that noticeable - a good thing. The deep roasted flavors and coffee flavors are also not as pronounced as some. This is a very good beer. Had some with more complexity, but not very many.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, two finger tan head, moderate lacing, great retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is mostly bitter, with sweetness in the background. Full bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with note of licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke and alcohol. An extremely complex and tasty stout.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SupperHopped (11) - - AUG 20, 2014
ON NITRO - a little less bold than the bottle version. Taste amazing, silky coffee with a substantial bitterness. A favorite of mine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Black pour with a frothy tan head. Flavors are milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, roasted malts, coffee with ashy notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.


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