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RATINGS: 3832   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cblado (253) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep, rich brown with a thick tan head. Nearly opaque. Aroma was toasty, with a slight sweetness (toffee?). Flavor was similar, dominated by toast and toffee, but with some coffee notes as well. There is a definite alcoholic fruitiness to it that is not present in other stouts. Palate was thick, as expected. Overall a very interesting brew, something I intend on coming back to.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (76) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Aromas of coffee and some smoke with malt sweetness but not overpowering. Nice lacing in the glass. Taste of coffee and some smoke with malt. Very nice stout. Medium mouth feel. Overall very nice example of a Russian Imperial Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
growler6 (23) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
Superb. Worth a big sniff before every sip, much like brandy only better. The malt stands up to the bitterness, which often gets overwhelmed in other Imperial Stouts. Viscous, chewy and filling. It’s the cure for dealing with eight feet of snowfall in a month.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1048) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:
This one was definitely a very nice imperial stout from North Coast but at the same time it wasn’t one that managed to blow me away or indeed to live up to the heights of some of the other American brewed imperial stouts that I’ve tried over the last few months. The beer was highly drinkable despite the strength, although some alcohol was noticeable throughout; an enjoyable beer but just not my favourite of the style.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shanebrews (208) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
This is the most aromatic beer I have sniffed in some time. The aroma absolutely explodes with dark rich malts, alcohol, and a light funk. The body is heavy and the taste is thick with roasty malt and coffee. The finish brings out elements of dried fruit like raisins or prunes. The beer hides its alcohol well and is smooth on the finish. There is a proper bitterness. Overall, a fantastic brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersammich (61) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Probably the best imperial stout I’ve tried. Very nice smokey, roasted feeling to it. Smell is great makes you want it right from the pour. Over all a wonderful beer. I had this from a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1199) - CROATIA - FEB 22, 2015
Nitro on tap at Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Brooklyn. Pours black with medium creamy dense brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hops in aroma. Chocolate and roasted malts in flavor, medium sweetness, bitterish coffee finish. Quite drinkable for style and abv. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_alkis (383) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Really well made imperial stout that is a real delight to drink. Could have had some more roasted tones to it, but still very very good.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle at carolina ale house. Delicious chocolate aroma. Rich and surprisingly light b odies. Velvety chocolate all around. Creamy. Fundamentally chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8926) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein tiefschwarzes Imperial Stout, es hat eine schöne cremige bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, leicht alkoholisch, Kaffee, Vanille. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, alkoholisch, Vanillle, etwas Kaffee, klasse!


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