JorisPPattyn (7880) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Thin beige-brown head over cloudy dark brown beer with vague amberish reflections. Very tarry, phenolic nose; concentrated peated malts’ aroma. Woody, tarry, peated malts, with a fine sourish lining that lends excellent balance. Hints at (alcohol?) sweetness; smoked à gogo. Warming up makes some fruity notes appearing, like billberries. Medium bodied, quite slick and serious alcoholheat. Very good one, for the Islay geeks. As me.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night with a small brown head that quickly disappears, but the beer keeps fizzling away for a long time. Smells of whisky and smoke. The taste is actually alot sweeter than expected. Chocolatemalts aswell as the smokey taste from the laphroaig. Complex and great beer!
dEnk (3775) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is big peatyiodine silty goodness, then some roasty malt and liquorice notes. Flavour is an slightly burning thick smokey peat madness, the fruity notes of the rasputin slowly shining through. Long silty iodine lingering roasty liquorice bitterness with some alcohol burn.
Total merger of whiskey and beer. Awesome if that’s your thing.
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2/XI/12 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 28/VIII/12 (2012-1235)
Black beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: peated, lots of it! Some caramel, little sweet, bit leathery. MF: soft carbon, full body, smooth soft texture. Taste: some caramel, bit sugary start, lots of peated flavours, smoky, alcohol, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sugary, smoky, lots of peat! Love it!
fletchfighters (1059) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, half finger of light brown head. Stayed at film through drinking. Good lacing.
Lots of barrel notes in nose. Peat, band aids, oak, alcohol, and some sweet dark fruits and chocolate as the barrel notes subsided with air.
Very peat, oak, and malt forward taste. Once opened up more of dark fruits and sweet chocolate took its place. Fairly well balanced and designed taste as get the base beer and the barrel. Just a slight lean to the barrel though.
Slick and oily feel. Lotsof sweet and sugary chocolate and dark fruit taste in mid and back palate. Well hidden alcohol once this opened up. Slow drinkier as a very complex beer.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a clear and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, roasted, smoke and peat. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol and tobacco. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, smoke, medicine, light band-aid. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Jeffo. 11/18/2012. Pours deep brown, practically black, with thin oily beige head and viscous lacing. Aroma hits right off with big peat and smoked dark malts, nice undercurrent of cocoa powder,caramel and vanilla, oak. Taste is sweet, roasted chocolate malts, dark fruits, light peat,salty, and smoke, whiskey on the breath, bitter roast finish. Moderate body, but light for the style. Nice, some balance to offset the barrel treatment, but perhaps a bit thin.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 1. Dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth and sweetish dark malts. A little lactose. Smooth TCP whisky. Not bad.
kiwianer (3338) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap @ Borefts Bierfestival 2012/ It tastes more fruity-plum-raisin then the other Rasputin I tried, wood, old wooden, a bit alcoholic. Not bad but not easy to drink. 9/10/8/9/-/9