Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Molen
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Reviews by JLeege:
3.7/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Labeled Cease & Desist
Bottled August 2010
Bottle 669 of 1584
Ok, on to the goods, poured into a snifter
Appearance- Nearly a gusher, ught oh! Not a good sign for an impy stout. Pours a very deep brown with a huge rocky tan head. A little lacing left behind.
Smell- Lots of roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate. Subtle dark fruits. A slight nuttiness and a little pine. Smells pretty decent.
Taste- Some sweeter chocolate up front with a reasonable coffee roast. A subtle cherry and raison, with some molasses. A fairly pronounced nuttiness again towards the finish with light tobacco. A pleasant almost smokiness throughout. Lingering coffee and a little pine on the finish. Carbonation may be masking the flavor a bit.
Mouthfeel- Medium body and high carbonation for the style. A warming is here, but the ABV is hid well. Having a little trouble getting past the carbonation.
Overall- I got scared upon opening the bottle, but all is well that ends well. No signs of infection, just a bit highly carbonated. Solid overall, plan on doing some serious long term ageing with my other bottles, just to see what happens.
Seems to be some widespread carbonation issues with this beer. Some batches nearly flat, to some very highly carbonated. If you get a bottle in the happy medium, I feel it could be pretty epic, as the flavors are great.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2011 02:32:17 | More by JLeege
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pitch black with a big, fluffy tan head. Great head retention.
Sweet and almost citrussy. Touches of chocolate and alcohol. Plenty of hop character.
Sharply hoppy stout. There is a rich alcohol character sitting under the malt with chocolate and light roast following. Citrussy hops back it up. The fruitiness really works well.
Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Really good.
A solid beer. Great flavour and all round performer.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 12:11:50 | More by dgilks
Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.