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RATINGS: 4224   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 Russias Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. Its 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 itA sincere friend is not born instantly.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Served in a Westmalle chalice for no other reason that I need to break in the glass.

Rich roasted malt & coffee nose with everything an Imperial Stout requires. Pours a clear but nearly opaque ultra-dark brown color with a 1 finger creamy tan head that has moderate staying power. Lacing and head retention could be a touch better. The mouthfeel is creamy and robust. The flavor, a clear 10, is the high point of this beer. It leads with a crisp bitter bite on the front end, then a touch of sweetness, followed by a rich roastiness that persists through a delicious and wonderfully long finish. The only hint of the alcohol is a just touch of hotness combined with roasted malt acidity in my throat.

Since Im getting more depressed by the minute that I didnt buy more when I had the chance, Ill bump the overall rating up a notch.

Rerating after a rich stew dinner (same day) - Espresso notes are more clear in flavor and aroma. Flavor and bitterness just pop from the beer and the staying power of the finish is just astonishing. Bumping overall up 2 to to 19 as I am loving the second half of this beer even more tha tthe first half!!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (1553) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - APR 24, 2017
Bottle, 12 fl.oz. Home. A pitch black beer with a medium beige foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Roast, black chocolate, coffee, caramel note, bourbon (?). Medium round sweet, light to medium dry bitter refreshing ; nice balance in a warming atmosphere, acid note. Voluptuous body, oily texture, soft carbonation to flat, bittersweet roasty chocolate lasting finish. Overall, awesome ! Fantastic :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonGregorio (268) - POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle. Black colour, durable beige head, great lacing. Aroma is dominated by roasted malts with notes of coffee, some cocoa and dried dark fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter, coffee, dried dark fruits, cocoa, slightly earthy, heavy roasty. Medium+ body, average carbonation. Good imperial stout, but rather unbalanced and simple.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SONOFWODEN (49) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2017
Pours with some head, about , not as much as I had hoped. Aroma is of a dark Coke. Good taste with just that bit of bitter at the end. Yeah, its very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2017
Noire. Belle mousse dense. Nez intense de torréfaction. Café espresso. En bouche: belle équilibre entre l'amertume et le sucré. Légère chaleur d'alcool. Café corsé. Grain torréfié. Malt chocolat. Finale sèche et amère. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MeadMeister67 (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2017 does not count
Flat with a unremarkable texture. Taste doesnt resound - it just sort of trickles through without a memorable after taste. Initial taste sort of reminiscent of cardboard.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
googleimage83 (139) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
Pitch black with tan head, nice retention; thick, creamy and lively. Intense roasted coffee and dark chocolate on the nose; rum-raisin, toffee, cherry. Taste is coffee forward, with toffee sweetness supporting it. Leafy and dry bitter hop finish. Its pretty excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1948) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle from LCBO shared with Seb and Max A: coffee, roasty, light licorice, dark chocolate App: pitch black smallish white head some lacing. T/p: full body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: Magnificent beer so so balanced. Really enjoyed silly me I should have bought more of this.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hauxe (624) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 8, 2017
Pours black from the bottle with a thick, creamy tan head that subsides, but lingers. Strong roasted notes in the aroma, but also spice, like a German Lebkuchen mix. Taste is bitter, lightly spiced, with a growing sourness on the swill. Finishes with warm chocolate, but not at all alcoholic. Body is to the heavier side of medium, and inflected with a light carbonation. I could drink this every week, happily, which for me is a very good sign. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (1226) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a beige head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, nuts, ash, licorice notes. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (823) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2017
Aroma: rich and roasty and a little fruity; yum; Appearance: pitch black with thin offwhite head that lingers; Taste: more bitter than expected; roasty and a little dry; quite good; Palate: heavy body with long, bitter finish; Overall: would get again.


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