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RATINGS: 4171   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 Russias Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. Its 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 itA sincere friend is not born instantly.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Pours jet black with a decent size tan head and a lot of nice lacing. Aroma contains chocolate and coffee. Flavor is of dark fruits at first then goes to bitter chocolate to coffee and finishes creamy and sweet. There is an alcohol taste that takes away from the beer a little bit. Nevertheless this is a very well done beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
(Bottle) THE best Imperial Stout, Ive ever tasted. Extremely complex yet enjoyable and drinkable. Massive bitterness and notes of dark roasted coffee and smoke dominates this beer. Its dark a the night, and it feels creamy and rich when drinking it. Extremely good!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours oily dark black with a very thin light brown head. Aromas are smoky, espresso mostly and bitter chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and molasses. Mostly of bitter coffee. Fairly smooth on the palate. Smoky finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 Bottle. Deep, dark, color. Thick and muddy. Robust, Smoky, chocolate flavors. Roasted notes. Finishes somewhat sweet. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Black, dark brown medium head. Alcohol burn in the nose, on the tongue, and down the throat. Chocolate, plum, molasses. Tastes a bit young. Overrated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Deep dark brown body with creamy medium lacing tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate coffee. Flavor of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee bean. Smooth palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silenus (14) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
What a beautiful beer! This Imperial Stout pours a beautiful black with a thin caramel head. The aromas are of chocolate and coffee. The flavors are surprisingly smooth for a beer of this ABV. It has a full mouthfeel with a long, dry finish of burnt toast. The hops are perfectly balanced with the dark roasted malts. BALANCE is the key! Take my advice though, dont have this with a sweet cookie for dessert ... match it with a piece for dark bitter chocolate. Excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Bottle. Beautiful almost black pour with a mahogany glint on the edges. Head was initially 1/2" and frothy, but died down after a few seconds. Very nice lacing as this brew got in my belly. Aroma was wonderful, with milk chocolate, roasted barley and assorted dark fruity malts. Struck me more as a sweet stout in the nose, which certainly isnt a bad thing. Flavor has the pop of a nice imperial... deep roasted barley, currants, a shot of espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and a citrus twist with some well-balanced bittering hops. Alcohol made a nice warming presence at the front of the finish, and some roasted coffee was with me for a while after this was gone. Great complexity and pure enjoyment throughout!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2005
35,5 cl bottle. Black colour. Aroma of roasted barley and some fruit. Great taste of roasted barley. Well balance between hops and the dark malt, that ends in a great complet smooth taste, with hints of alkohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARC (3) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Excellent stout - a nice departure from the Guiness I usually drink. Virtually no head on this stout and a stronger alcohol taste on the back end of the sip. I really enjoyed this bottle!


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