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RATINGS: 4230   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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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.

4
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 This beer pours and almost black color with a hint of red and a small tan head. Aromas are of coffee’s and chocolate. Very typicaly strong as it should be for an imperial. This is a fine beer from a great brewer! Cheers!

3.9
asheft (3083) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
[bottle from State Line Liquors] Not quite opaque black--blood red can be seen when the beer is held in front of a light source. Fuzzy tan flanel blanket remained for a while over the top. Estery aroma bursting with lychees and some strawberry. Melanoidins and a touch of fusel oils--only faint wafts of dark malt in the nose (how’d they do that!?). Quite ethanolic flavour balanced with a healty dose of roast and sweet malt. Everything is in excellent balance: significant malt and hops bitterness / residual sweetness / roasty flavour / alcohol. Medium to full body with moderate warming from alcohol and modest carbonation. The roasty bitterness lingers with some of the lychee character.

4
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2006
Almost black color with a light tan. Nice roasted coffee aroma and flavor. Bitterness backs up the malt flavor nicely. Very light alcohol presence. A very smooth full bodied beer. Good stuff.

4.5
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2006
Stouts are becoming more and more one of my favorite styles and the Rasputin is near the top of the list. This baby pours black. Big thick head that mostly diminishes. Big time strong coffee aroma and wonderful dark chocolate. Taste matches the smell, for the most part. Not much of an alcohol taste, but one can feel the warmth. This is right on style. I’ve had this on tap and in the bottle. This is great and relatively cheap and accessible RIS.

4
JorisPPattyn (10005) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
Draught Virtually black beer; small, typically nitrokeg head, brownish. Piney, resiny, faint licorice, drop , roasted malts, and cheese covered fruit - in a nice way, if you can believe that. And a few cups of stark coffee, of course. WOW - sweet, bitter, roasted and all in perfect balance. Smoked, ashes, biscuits, coffee. But especially the balance says it all. Full bodied, (too) smooth because of the nitro, leaves a certain slickness. At least as good, if not better than remembered from the bottle. Even if it’s a bit USA-lopsided, it has an impressive balance. Again gotten from a girl: after lovely Joelle from Austin, now from the star server at Beveridge Place, Seattle. I hope they don’t see Rasputin in me? Did I shave?

4.3
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - APR 18, 2006
I used to do stouts more often than so but i found north coast old rasputin to be an exceptional add to my list this gem pours a dark white head that starts to diminish shortly after...... tastes of chocolate malts coffee, toffee some cream a little milk a little to heavy on the aroma overall i really liked this If i were you i would consider trying this soon before it runs out.

3.6
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
Aroma: Coffee Roast Appearance: jet bl;ack with brown tan head Flavor: Syrupy coffe tart roast bitter Palate: Very thick Overall: Good brew, too much for more than one

4.4
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
This is as close to perfection as it gets. Pours an almost black colour with a thin mocha head. Aroma highlites include, malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet upon first sip, then the burnt coffee takes over. Somewhat of a chewy taste to it?

4
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 12oz bottle, Pours a dark reddish brown with a small, tan head. Aroma of coffee, raisins, big chewy roasted malts, soy, a little alcohol. Taste follows the aroma with the addition of spicy hops, and some smokiness.Thick and creamy mouthfeel, alcohol well hidden. Excellent beer.


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