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RATINGS: 4066   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. I have been wanting to try this beer for a long time because several of my friends rave about it. Beer pours very dark. Buckskin colored head is medium tall but extremely persistent. The aroma is as one would expect for the style with a lot of heavy dark cherry/rapsberry over the mocha base. The taste is excellent. Sweet dark malts with bitter espresso finish. Fruity sourness lightens the experience preventing the beer from crushing the palate with its imperial rule. Alcohol is not overbearing, but balanced lending a warming quality to the finish. Medium heavy on the palate. This beer is really pleasant. Not the uber beer I was expecting, but balanced and accommodating in all regards. Another quality brew from North Coast.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polo_marco (201) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Smells of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Nice deep dark black color with no head. Taste of roasted malts with bitter chocolate hues in between the flavor profile. Full body stout with flat like carbonation. Nice stickiness on the tougue with a Nice smooth finish booziness hidden very well. Bitters come out nicely throughout the flavor profile. A very nice west cost stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (322) - - APR 29, 2016
Floral aromas and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, and then grassy hops in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (1427) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 28, 2016
Legenda mocno nie daje rady. W aromacie przede wszystkim silne nuty żelaziste, po ogrzaniu i opadnięciu piany ciemna czekolada, lżejsza kawa. W smaku żelazo rzutuje na całokształt na tyle silnie, że mimo przyjemnej pełni, czekolady i względnie kremowej strukturze trzeba piwo ocenić nisko. Na finiszu wysoka goryczka, paloność popiół. Słabiutko!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mysterejeremy (3) - - APR 25, 2016 does not count
Le top pour un amateur de la bière noire américaine. Un plaisir gustatif, le pouvoir de la bière.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (5344) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Pitch black color. Huge size, thick brown head, stays. Roast, alcohol, dry dark chocolate, some hops in aroma. Roast, nutty, hops, chocolate in taste. Roast and spicy hops in aftertaste. Mellow roast. Spicy hops in aftertaste. Medium hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is very well covered. Fantastic brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2518) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours black with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, caramel, coffee, slight cardemon, some hoppiness. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Black beer, big light beige head. Nose is citric hops, chocolate and cocoa dust, mild roast. Flavor is resiny, citric, hoppy, roast, coffee. Way hoppier than expected, also thinner than expected. Finishes with a big hit of resiny hops, chocolate hints.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (173) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
Actually on tap at Hopfenreich. Ein RIS für alle Sinne: Auge, Nase, Geschmack. Wenn man die Finger reinhält: real tasting. Einigstes Manko: Der Nachhall hält etwas zu kurz an. Hervorragend: Der Alkohol ist nicht vordergründig, aber er lauert trotzdem....

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pioter (19) - POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Piękna długo utrzymująca sie karmelowa piana grubopęcherzykowa ale perfekcyjnie zdobiąca szkło (WOW!). Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzysty.. Zapachu bardzo intensywna kawa, palone słody, pięknie przykryty alkohol w ogóle nie wyczuwalny. Bardzo sycące. W smaku ponownie kawa, paloność, intensywna goryczka,a jednocześnie to wszystko nie przytłacza. Alkohol lekko rozgrzewa na przełyku. Może nie idealne, ale na prawde bardzo dobre piwo na długie chłodne wieczory. ( i zdradliwe :D )

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombelsky (26) - - APR 11, 2016
Nice black color, brown, frothy head. Lasting, good lacing. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, chocolate some raisins, some floral hops, alcohol. Great taste, heavy sweet and bitter. Thick, sticky. Full body, oily to creamy. Long roasted, dry finish. Delicious. Alcohol well covered. Very strong, warms body. Great beer


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