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RATINGS: 4010   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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4.1
fonefan (50489) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Claer dark brown / black color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, burnt, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice ;o))

4.2
yespr (47002) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
12 lf oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a huge, dense and chocolate brown head. Roasted malt and light hops aroma. Quite intense roasted. Flavour is smooth chocolate with solid roasted malt flavour. Medium sweetness and light hops note. Light coffee note following and slowly taking over into the finish. Dry and bitter/roasted finish. Lovely and smooth.

4.4
Ungstrup (38215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2003
The aroma is fantastic; sweet with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The color is pithch black and it has a fantastic dark brown head. The flavor is fantastic too; starting out very sweet before the complexity hits You with notes of sweet black chocolate, licorice, and hints of coffee. The sweet start is soon taken over by more powerful stout notes of roasted malts, tar, wood, bitter chocolate, and bitter hops. Even with the roasted malts and the bitter hops the mouthfeel is still very smooth. But the bitter and roasted/burnt flavors lingers on Your tongue for a long time after taking a sip. It is so strong, that it warms my ears - a great winter beer. This is one of the very best beers I've ever had. Thanks a million to Alex (fiulijn) for trading this one with me.

3.9
joergen (28949) - 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.

3.9
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a brown/blackish colour. Off-white head. Has a smell of coffee and chocolate and a roasted smell. Some hints of alcohol too. The taste is roasted and abit bitter, you have chocolate and coffee taste too. It has a a nice bitter aftertaste. This is one of the best imperial stouts i have ever tasted.

4.5
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque with big creamy head. Lacing. Roasted malt in aroma with hints of coffee and toffee. Roast, smoke, toffee and caramel in flavour. Old coffee in aftertaste. Very nice Imperial Stout.

3.7
Travlr (25744) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Black. Thick tan head. Burnt coffee aroma. Flavors of coffee and chocolate, not subtle at all. An over-the-top, in-your-face stout.

3.8
cgarvieuk (25653) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Bottle at Stockholm beer festival Oct 2007... Deep black ... lots of roast malts ... bitter chocolate ... lots of roast malts good but very typical Imperial stout ... little swet definitly lots of chocolate... Bottle at home July 2017 ... dark blsck... thin tan lacing ... dark chocolate .. dry chocolate bitter chocolate roast nose ... dark dry roast .. light blackcurrant .. tiniest cardboard ... heavy sweet malts .. rich dry roast ... think im intoo it more than last rating .. though im sure ive had between .. but still its not kicking my arse they way id like. but 4.0

3.9
omhper (25538) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2002
Black coloured with a rich brownish head. Loads of salty liquorice in the aroma. Chocolate flavour. Ful bodied, so full bodied that you don't think about the high alcohol contents. Aromatic hop aroma, salty finish. This is indeed a very good beer, but to give it an even higher rating I'd like to see even more malt, and perhaps a tad fruitiness.

3.6
madmitch76 (25230) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
1st June 2008. Silky smooth RIS. Milky chocolate malt and bitter coffee. Very drinkable but the bitterness is a bit harsher than the best RIS beers IMHO.


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