RATINGS: 4171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Pours a black colour with a small, off-white and very lacey head. First aroma impressions are molasses, coffee and fruitiness. The first sips are pretty bitter and coffeish. After a few swallows you can actually get some caramel, raspberries and plum. I wouldnt recommend drinking this beer ice cold. If youve been storing it in the fridge, let it sit out and warm up a bit. This beer turned out to be more complex than initial tastes indicated. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Nice aroma of chocolate and coffee with notes of fruits. Flavour of chocolate and coffee with lots of roasted notes. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Cappy multi coloured head. Taste at first is kind of erm..harsh. Second sip is where this old man gets ya. Solid. A taste as thick and rich as the colour it pours.....I swear this badbwoy had me holding my hand up like the bloke on the bottle while looking at pictures of Lenins tomb. The alcohol is is certainly placed well with the overall roast malt blended nicely with chocolate hints and coffee placements. This follows up loverly to the old engine oil I just sank. booya

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
12 oz. bottle: Opaque black with tan sustaining head. Lots of roasted malt thrown in some sweeter malt. Roast and toasty flavor, some alcohol as well. A great beer, but within its style there are people doing Impys better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatguys (76) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
A black, black beer with a dark cocoa head. The head is a chocolate malt-o-meal type of a hue. Smells like dark chocolate, coffee and raw cocoa. Medium lacing. Very thick mouthfeel and perhaps the most buttery beer Ive every had. Tastes of unsweetened choclate, coffee and a hint of sweetness. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness and lots of butter. What a nightcap. Not my favorite impreial stout, but impressive. Not as complex as some, but oh so buttery. I good by from Cost Plus World Market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
Jet black colour with thick foamy mocha brown head. Roasted coffee malt nose. Bitter roasted coffee malt taste with lingering bitter roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3171) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
I was hoping that this would be something special, but it turned out to be a a minor dud, Smells of a choclate and floral bouquet with taste of coffee and a liqorice aftertaste. Not the worst but was expecting more

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (335) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2005
One of the most handsome brews around. Beautiful Cappicino head, creamy with carmel edges. Dark coffee color.Aroma moderate. Flavor a nice a nice deep balance of sweet, deep roasted malts, and a touch of bitter. Not the most complex or lingering, but satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 June 16, 2006 Re-rate <P> Aroma is very intense with burnt roasted malt, dark choclate, raisins, dark fruit and molasses. The body is flat black and holds a diminishing thumb thick mocha head. Fore is burnt bitter yet raisin sweet with gobs of dark chocolate backing up the sweet fruit notes. They combined to give an almost cherry like flavor. Mouthfeel is delightful. Rich and filling, but bracing from the alcohol. Still a winner! <P> Original Rating was 4.3 <P> Another beer I forgot to rate. This is the kind of Imperial Stout I enjoy. Many tend to go too far with the hops, but Rasputin manages to be big without being one dimensional. It is roasty AND sweet with a sort of burnt coffer and bakers choclate profile. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Poured a Jet Black Colour into a Snifter with almost no head forming. The Aroma was of sweet molasses. WOW! My mouth was assaulted with an astringent alcohol and hop blast that set against the backdrop of sugar and malt was quite new and interesting. This one is a lovely brew destined to become an Amercian Classic.

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