RATINGS: 4027   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 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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aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
I would have given this one perfect marks across the board had it not had such a strong alcohol presence. There isn’t much else I can say that hasn’t been said about this beer already. Try it and see why this is so highly rated.

larsniclas (7234) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
Black with a rather short, beige head.
Salty aroma; licorice, juniper berries, chocolate...
Really full-bodied with burnt flavour; chocolate, hazelnuts, salty and hoppy.
Also some sourish fruitiness.

bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 a delicious stout. deep brown murky color with nutty/roasty nose. a full flavor with chocolate and coffee hints. the best stout i have had the privalege of tasting.

entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Oh yes, this is a beer worthy of a man and a good steak. Full bodied, pours black with a small brown head. Large aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee, and some alcohol. Tasted is like that of many fine stouts with a thick coffee and dark chocolate maybe even a little wine/fruit taste but it is the biggest tasting stout I’ve tried. The flavor really explodes for lack of a better word. Also this beer is reasonably priced for such a high alcohol content and quality. Beware the warming in thy stomach good man!

Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Poured black with no light coming through this one.. Very small chocolate colored head. smells of roasted malts and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Nice thick coffee flavor with sweet malt and a hoppy finish. Also has a bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste. Nice heavy stout!!

RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Wonderfully complex and intense stout, full of robust aromas, rich texture, roasted malt flavor, sweet undertones, knock-you-back-on-your-heels finish and unforgiving alcohol presence. Like a lot; can’t drink a lot!

wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Pours black as motor oil with a great creamy head. Fantastic espresso appearance. The creamy head makes it all the worth while. The aroma is highly complex. It has a unique chocolate cherry, plus espresso, flavored coffee, toffee, malts and hops. The taste is unreal. You get chocolate rasberry, strawberry, chocolate, espresso, coffee, cherry malts and hops. There is some vanilla and wafer in it as well. This beer is exquisite and priced well. I highly recommend it.

ivan9856 (192) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle yields a beautiful dense ebony pour with an impressive light brown head that leaves some good lacing. Raisin, rich chocolate and caramel aroma with mild floral hops. Initial flavor is dry sherry with a complex raisin, chocolate, coffee and licorice mixture in the mid-palate. Full-bodied with nice hop balance and warming alcohol in the long-lasting finish.

Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Light sweet roasted citrus coffee aroma and a roasted light sweet coffee bitter taste. Medium to full body and a long bitter roasted light alcoholic finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Pours deep black with a fizzy brown head that mostly dissipates within minutes. Falling lacing. Complex malted barley aroma with an alcohol caramelness to it. The dark chocolate flavor is somewhat hidden by a caramelized faint alcohol sweetness. Excellent served just above cellar temperature. A tad spicy and fizzy full-bodied palate.

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