RATINGS: 4011   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2001
For an imperial, this was surprisingly light (in a relative sort of way) and restrained. The chocolate notes were more milk-chocolate than dark chocolate, and the coffee flavors were quite mild. The finish had a slight hint of vanilla. In a blind tasting, I would not have thought this an imperial - more like a robust porter, as the alcohol did a good job of hiding in the background, but a very tasty (and potent) brew nonetheless.

Bill Becker (1343) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jun 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a pitch black(with reddish tones) having a fairly large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving just a fine layer. The smell is of roasted barley with some malty sweetness and notes of coffee. The taste is huge! Lots of roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee with some grain and a bit of anise. Very very complex and very rewarding to my taste buds. I've had this one a few times in the past and it never fails to impress me with its flavour and how well it hides the rather substantial 9%abv. Bottom line: This is a world class sample of the style that is a *must* to try.

Daboch (102) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Czarne nieprzezroczyste piwo z ładną drobnopecherzykową pianą. Aromat słody palone, kawa, czekolada gorzka. W smaku podobnie mocno palone, wytrawne. Po ogrzania więcej czekolady może pralin. Klasyka stylu

DraftCaptain49 (42) - - OCT 9, 2017
A good, hearty stout, without hardly any taste at all. Quality, thick stout, but about as generic as you can get. You basically can't taste anything besides 'stout taste'. Very overrated but priced great if you just want an entry level, quality stout. It's okay, I've had better Russian Imperial Stouts but this is a great background beer after you've had something more specific, on the nose, and tastier. Helps wash away anything spikey or individualistic. Completes a night well.

teamsale (294) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle pours black with a three finger dirty brown head and sticky lacing. Aroma is cappuccino. Taste is initially sharp, burnt, abundant flavors, finishes just a bit sour.

Serapac (540) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 4, 2017
[email protected] District, Nice. Black, medium brown head. Aroma chocolate brownies, coffee. Full body, oily texture. Taste first sweet but delivers surprisingly clean dry finish.

17Beer (404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2017
12 oz bottle. Chocolate and coffee smells. Pours a black brown with a thick tan head with tiny bubbles. Tastes of bitter licorice and coffee grounds. Chalky, dry mouthfeel. Well balanced. A long sour finish. I like it.

balloonbuffoon (532) - - SEP 27, 2017
12floz bottle, BOD: 04.07.2017, $3 as a single, mug glass. A big tan head forms, becomes a plateau, and then settles to a frothy layer atop a near black body. The aroma reveals a strong molasses aroma, while the robust palate showcases char, cocoa, and turbinado sugar flavors. This sets the bar as far as imperial stouts go for me. It's not the best, but it's pretty good, and better than many others.

mkujon (109) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2017
Klasyka. Mocno palony, słodowy, czekoladowy. Finisz długi i wytrawny. Piana gęsta i puszysta. Po ogrzaniu wychodzą fajne praliny czekoladowe.

brunopbraga (11) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - SEP 24, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 AROMA • 8 notas de café, chocolate amargo e leve malte torrado. APARÊNCIA • 4 creme marrom claro de média formação e boa persistência e líquido negro e opaco. SABOR • 9 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 • 16

dzudohonor (263) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2017
backlog - mocno palony, kawowy, gorzka czekolada, konkretnie nachmielony, oldschool RIS.

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