Old Rasputin poured a dark brown, blackish color with a thin, pen width, brown head. The aroma is rich, with plenty of darker malts. The body is smooth, low levels of carbonation with almost a creamy mouthfeel. There is a little sweetness up front, and a roasted malt backbone. The finish is pleasant, dry with decent length without overwhelming. Overall, this is a very tasty beer that seems a little out of style. Classified as a Russian Imperial Stout that measures 9% ABV, there is not hint of alcohol and is incredibly easy drinking. While there is plenty of flavor, the nose, depth, and finish are all not what I expected from a RIS. Style guidelines or not, Old Rasputin is a damn fine beer that would be welcome in my fridge anytime.