RATINGS: 4001   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Stouts and Porters are still a bit of a mystery to me so I bought this really highly touted stout to learn to appreciate this type of brews. I really tried hard to appreciate it but it just does not compute with my taste buds. The aroma is too sweet, with a strong/bitter burnt coffee punch. It looks and pours like over-used motor oil with almost no head. Completely flat, no detectable carbonation. Flavor is unpleasant burnt/sour rubber, with a shot of liquid smoke added on top. No subtle tones can break through the overwhelming primary taste. Very bitter with an aggressive alcohol after-burn. Yuck! My apologies to those who love stouts, I am not questioning your rating but I’m just not ready for this type of beer yet.

brunopbraga (10) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - SEP 24, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2017 APARÊNCIA • 2 creme marrom claro de média formação e boa persistência e líquido negro e opaco. AROMA • 10 notas de café, chocolate amargo e leve malte torrado. SABOR • 17 Intenso, com notas que seguem o aroma e bom amargor, de final licoroso e moderadamente adocicado. SENSAÇÃO • 5 corpo alto de textura aveludada, boa carbonatação e boa sensação de aquecimento alcoólico. CONJUNTO • 8

dzudohonor (228) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2017
backlog - mocno palony, kawowy, gorzka czekolada, konkretnie nachmielony, oldschool RIS.

higgsbison (256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Very rich and complex. Full-bodied. Strong burnt chocolate, fully roasted coffee notes. very hoppy. strong and bitter finish with a long lasting biter and astringent aftertaste. A very good beer but a bit more intense and bitter than I generally care for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

phfyysik (1366) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2017
Pours black with high light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roast, strong dark chocolate, beans, vanilla, light caramel, sour vegetables, even some citrus notes. Taste is vanilla, coffee, milky, milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, some citrus notes, caramel, some chocolate muffins, coffee with biscuits. Super warming beer!

castellano42 (8) - - SEP 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Had this at The Hall in Grants Pass Oregon in a snifter glass. Definitely my favorite stout and maybe my favorite overall beer I've had.

Hopper8 (210) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 It's got a nice aroma that's malty with a hint of hop. The taste is very chocolatey. It's probably the easiest and most pleasant of the Imperial Stouts. A nice beer to sip for complexity and for just sipping.

Porcellini (52) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2017
Negra, con aromas de café y chocolate, y notas afrutadas. Mucho cuerpo, poca espuma, final fuerte.

inkart (3) - - SEP 5, 2017 does not count
Aroma: Dark malt, dark chocolate, and coffee with a hint of bourbon and sweetness. Appearance: beautiful head, silky and fluffy. Dark like overbrewed cold brew coffee, with a hint of caramel color against the light. Light carbonation bubbles that lasted. Taste: too bitter and strong throughout, with a slightly overwhelming finish. Wonderful caramel throughout, offsetting intense chocolate and coffee. Bourbon touches. Palate: tannic and sharp. A good beer, with strong flavors and a beautiful appearance. A bit imbalanced and too hoppy, would like to have some smoothness and sweetness to match the silky appearance.

beermastersasho (101) - - AUG 27, 2017
First expressions - people give too much overall to this beer. I was a little bit disappointed... I left this beer for like 20 months to age... Aged was more complex, more choco notes and aroma, bourbony... Hops were so much in first expression... then in aged beers - much lower! I like low hop in imperial stout or even without it... - its not ipa... beer is a little bit boozy for 9 abv. also it is bitter...

DougsBeer (24) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2017
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