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Disputin - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 41
Gots: 105 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 03-30-2008

Formerly named "Rasputin," this beer is now labeled as "Disputin" due to a dispute with North Coast over the name. Also has been called "Cease & Desist".
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 351 | Reviews: 167
Photo of Doublechar0517
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
1.29/5  rDev -66.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Uggg. drain pour. Everything wrong - slightly sour, thin and pale with the nastiest aftertaste.

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of razorsdescent
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mverity
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Deep, watery chocolate brown with the thinnest tan head that faded immediately. No lacing, no legs. Aroma is deeply roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some slightly burnt molasses. Taste was much like the aroma: almost a mix between an English stout and a bad barleywine. Mouthfeel is very thin. Light body and low carbonation.

Photo of Rutager
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jfstilling
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff96gt
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rasputin. Brewed 14 Dec 2007/bottled 1 Feb 2008. Bottle 511 of 524 bottles. $21.99 from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee, WI.

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass - 'Rasputin' label in the newer De Molen style, ABV listed as 10.4%

Look: Very dark, opaque black - absolutely nothing if you hold it up to the light. Khaki/tan head which disappears fairly quickly to leave a foam ring round the edge of the glass a diffuse cap.

Smell: Has a bit of a 'liquid Christmas cake' vibe going on - roasted malt, plums, dark fruit and molasses, plus a wee hint of alcohol. All in all, it smells fairly inocuous.

Taste: Ah, now I know where the alcohol is - as you'd expect from a Russian Imperial there's a lot of malt action going on here, coupled with suitably 'dark' flavours like roasted grains and chocolate, but there's also a fairly in-yer-face alcoholicness too, which came as a bit of a surprise.

Feel: Not too heavy, given the double figure ABV, but that booziness just kills it for me - tone that down a bit and you'd have a smooth drinking, if slightly heavy, imperial stout. As it stands, it feels like incredibly bad tramp juice. With added malt. Disappointing.

Overall: De Molen have struck out with this one - whilst it wasn't in drain pour territory by a long shot, the fact remains that as Russian Imperial Stouts go this one is a bit, shall we say, crap. The flavour profile is actually pretty good, but the excessive booziness really spoils it for me. I got this as part of a 'random case' from one of my usual suppliers - just as well, since I'd feel pretty aggrieved if I knowingly bought it. Not good.

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with almost non existent khaki head, from 11.2oz bottle into my SAPP; sweet plum, chocolate and caramel aromas; chocolate malt and rum soaked prunes up front; medium mouthfeel with good tongue coating; plum and raison flavors with chocolate malt behind as it warms up; alcohol well hidden; overall, tasty and satisfying.

Photo of Petertauro
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of changdulla
2.72/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

What disgusting bottle of dogshit. This is one of the most disappointing beer I've ever had. It taste old and stale to me. Lots of nasty floaties that I'm not used to in a stout. Drain pour.

Photo of mportnoy
1.5/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sour and not in a good way. Drain poured it.

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Disputin from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.