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RATINGS: 3998   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BTObeer (5) - Trondheim, - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle from Vika Vinmonopol. Pours an untransparent black with a baking-yeast coloured head. Smells of licorice and alcohol. Bubbles in mouth due to high carbonation. Intense taste of roasted malts with a broad alcohol distinction that surrounds the mouth. Hints of coffee and chocolate smoothness. Has a pleasant aftertaste and definitely gives me a warming and cozy feeling sitting inside in winter.


4
phfyysik (1364) - 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!

5
castellano42 (6) - - 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.

4.6
Hopper8 (205) - 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.

3.5
Porcellini (44) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2017
Negra, con aromas de café y chocolate, y notas afrutadas. Mucho cuerpo, poca espuma, final fuerte.

3.6
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.

4.2
beermastersasho (87) - - 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...

3.9
DougsBeer (24) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2017
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4
Erzengel (9078) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2017
Intense sticky alcoholic beginning. Intense dry and nice bittered, lots of roast. Very dry body, the aftertaste is very dry roasted malty and bitter, the alcohol is not too intense. Round and intense - Espresso, dried dry plums, lots of burned malt. Fantastic intense and dry brew.

4.2
eallenbrown (23) - - JUL 21, 2017
Alcohol, anise, pine, oak. Surprising the alcohol doesn't blow you away more, the incredible balance is the real impressive piece here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Oregoncritter (22) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 On tap, nitro. What’s to say that hasn’t already been said - ultimate stout. Great mouth feel, palate, taste, aroma and finish. Can’t compare bottles to tap on this one - bottles don’t do it justice, and I’d rate it lower in bottles. If possible, get it on tap with nitro instead of CO2.


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