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Disputin - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 40
Gots: 104 | 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".
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Photo of GRG1313
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jfstilling
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff96gt
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
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%
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 +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of changdulla
2.72/5  rDev -29.7%
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 -61.2%
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 +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle date 09/12/2013, Cease & Desist label.

Drank during tailgating at the Rose Bowl game 01/01/2015. GO DUCKS!!!!

Photo of rand
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euromance
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarcWP
2.98/5  rDev -23%
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
3.92/5  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
3.63/5  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 +16.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

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