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Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Molen

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87
very good

323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 38
Gots: 97 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: ChainGangGuy on 03-30-2008)
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Photo of MarcWP
2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

2012 vintage.

Dark brown with small head.

I usually give a decent length review but this beer isn't even worth it. A $10 12 ounce bottle of sweet malt with little roast or hops to help balance this beer. Another huge reason I avoid over priced imports like this. De Molen is rarely up to par on quality for the price of their beers. Not recommended.

Photo of babaracas
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cease and Desist label. 10.4%. Pours a very dark clear brown, barely any head, no lace though a little bit of glass staining is nice. Smell: plum, cake batter, a little caramely and roasty espresso. Taste: juicy plum, brownie, dark brown sugar, raisin, finish is earthy. Body is quite a bit lighter than expected, especially compared to their other imperial stouts and porters, but otherwise nice.

Photo of Chico1985
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cease & Desist AKA Disputin AKA Rasputin AKA Yet Another Sketchy De Molen Imperial Stout. Bottle date is 3/28/14, ABV listed as 10.4%.

A - The pour is pitch black, there's no disputing that. Only a thin tan ring forms, the head sadly ceases to exist (not that I was expecting one).

S - Surprisingly faint, but pretty good. Dutch chocolate brownie, roast, some caramel, cream, dark fruit, herbal tones.

T - Chocolate, molasses and cream are at the forefront, some roast backing it up but definitely leans more towards the sweet side of things. Dark fruit and strong herbal hops as well.

M - Gotta hand it to De Molen - they sure know how to conceal that alcohol, only minor heat here. Very lightly carbonated and a somewhat watery body for the style. High sweetness but not quite cloying, pretty drinkable overall.

O - Nice flavors overall but definitely not their best stout. As usual lacking a good mouthfeel/decent carbonation, but also as usual very drinkable for 10+%. The big herbal presence clashes here a little bit.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.88/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rudzud
2.15/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Picked this up at Julio's years ago and shared at a party at JLindros's place. Poured into a Kate the Great snifter. Reviewed from notes. 2009 Vintage

A - Poured a dark dark oily brown with a thin wispy head that fades very quickly to leave next to nothing.

S - Aromas of big, bold oxidation. Chocolate covered raisins, cardboard. Quite disappointing.

T - Taste is old, tired malts, oxidation, chocolate, vanilla, cardboard, chalk. Oof.

M - Mouthfeel is super thin and oily. Incredibly unpleasant and boozy.

O - Overall, I think I waited a year or two too long on this bottle. Big letdown.

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at approximately 65 degrees F.

A: Pours a dark brown with black highlights, unlike the black with dark brown highlights seen in some other RIS beers. Formed almost no head at all, and what did form died into a pale tan ring in short order. Lacing was not present whatsoever, save for a small patch here and there that slid back down into the brew.

S: I actually got hints of the smell from arm's length away during the pour. Boozy sweet molasses with toffee and plums are the order of the day, with bits of chocolate and maple (wood and syrup).

T: Sweet and boozy indeed, drinking like a Scotch and Coke. Plums and cherries come swirling out of the darkness, astride molasses and toffee steeds with saddles of maple wood. The sweetness takes over until the finish, which is a brief burst of earthen-wooden bitterness before fading into a lingering plummy-molasses sweetness. The alcohol heat seems confined to the front of the taste, as opposed to showing at the finish.

M: Creamy, is the best word I can think of here. It isn't particularly thick, but smooth, and feels as though one can "fold" it briefly with the tongue without quite being chewy.

O: While I enjoy the sweetness and the relative paucity of hops, I do not enjoy this one quite so much as its fellow RIS in the naming dispute. If I were to seek out another sweet, plummy RIS experience, I'd likely go with the Mikkeller Black Hole.

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Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.