2012 Gold Medal Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival
"Best in the World...in my eyes."
–Bill Owens, President American Distilling Institute
"These folks don't fool around with their beers. Very big, very complex, and downright kick-ass."
–The Brew Guide
"That first sip is pure stout heaven. It's just a flavor explosion.... This beer is big. This beer is bold. This beer is what all beer should aspire to be.... It's an amazingly delicious Russian Imperial Stout. This beer has been one of my top 5 Russian Imperials from the first time I ever had it. I've recommended it countless times before, and I have no problems recommending it again right here. Find it. Buy it. Drink it. Make yourself a life long friend like I did."
"...The beer pours out with a frothy tan head that would make Starbucks envious. It's loaded with chocolate and coffee aromas, some roasty notes and bready yeast. It's a rich mouthful, sweet, even luscious, but nicely balanced by the hops...."
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.
How hard it is to make and keep a good friend.
–"Jericho," Joni Mitchell
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Bitterness: 75 IBUs
91 Points, Rated "Exceptional"
Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago
2012 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival
2006 Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival
2006 World Beer Championships, Chicago
2005 World Beer Championships, Chicago
2004 World Beer Championships, Chicago
2004 Spring Beer & Wine Fest, Portland
2002 GABF, Imperial Stout
1999 GABF, Imperial Stout
1999 World Beer Championships, Chicago
1998 World Beer Championships, Chicago
1997 World Beer Championships, Chicago
1996 World Beer Championships, Chicago
1996 World Beer Cup, Imperial Stout
Old Rasputin Review