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RATINGS: 4229   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2006
An excellent Imperial Stout, and like the description says, it is very complex and warming. I definetely enjoyed it, but found it a bit too sweet overall. Definetely did not notice the alcohol content at all with this one.

4.2
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Great colour, rich brown, with a thing head that laces the glass. Nose is nutmeg and chocolate roast. Rummy oak and vanillia cinamon. The entire spice shelf. Flavour is chocolate and vinillia, deep roasted coffee. Bitter dry coffee mouth with an oily texture. Great flavours effectively masked the strong alcohol.

4
DuffLover (127) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2006
This is the first beer I have rated. Aroma is excellent for a imperial stout; notes of malt, coffee, and charcoal. Very dark in color with slight red tinge when held to light. Poured a thick tan head that slowly dissipates leaving little lacing. Flavor is bitter with charcoal, coffee, and chocolate. Palate is thick with moderate carbonation and some bite on the back of tongue. The thick texture lingers on the tongue giving nice feel. High alcohol content is not noticeable. A great beer.

3.4
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Bottle. This beer couldn’t live up to the hype for me. Fantastic aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours jet black with very little beige head that disipates almost immediately. Not particularly creamy. A bit fizzy on the palate. A solid beer, but perhaps just a bit overrated for my preferences.

3.9
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
This is what an Imperial Stout should be!! Thick and black...chocolate, roasted malts and coffee jump through your nose. Very little head. Flavor is full of the coffee, malts and chocolate. Medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel. Finishes off with a little hopyy bitterness.

4
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2006
12 oz bottle.. poured almost black thin beige head . aroma of chocolate and coffee . good flavor mix of chocolate , malt and coffee.mild hop bitterness and very smooth . medium bodied and delicious.. great stuff

3.9
isamublue (21) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - APR 30, 2006
12oz bottle... rich and creamy. Very strong coffee overtones with a little chocolate and dark fruit. Not bad at all. Will drink again any day.

4.1
BACKOUTBD (2) - OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2006 does not count
Bottle-This beer poured almost black with hints of red when held to light.Very good looking beer with light tan head. Has a subtle coffee aroma with the taste to match. Nice medium body and smooth considering the the 8.9%. Finishes great. MMMM..... Delicious.

3.9
Oycpff (93) - USA - APR 27, 2006
bottle - Poured black with light tan head. Aromas are dominated by coffe and chocolate adn moderate hoppyness. medium body with strong hoppy bite very delicious almost a desert beer

3.8
noahsbeer (3) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2006 does not count
light finish,soft carbonation, crispy-smooth texture, medium body, burnt-butter notes, some toasted raisins, tan head, leather black, finishes quickly, medium body with windy a vaporizing texture. Overall great stout. Can hardly tell that its 8.9% very smooth not too much malt and not too dry very well balanced.


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