Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Molen
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
4.2/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Chilled 75cl bottle. Corked and caged with a layer of black wax poured over both. This has one of those labels that lets you know you have a product that the maker has put every ounce of effort into. The label reads like a dosier and this is bottle #132. This bottle is consumed in a sniffer.
Body is deep and dark. Just shy of being opaque with a slither of glowing cola hue coming through when held to a light source. It pours like something that has absolutely no carbonation and it produces a head to match.... well at least for first impressions.
Once the sniffer glass is put down to rest and as I think about trying a long pour to produce at least some head tan effervescent bubbles begin to flow forth from the bottom of the glass and culminate at the surface where an equally tan head begins to gradually develop.
The aroma deviates from Russian Stout somewhat, the appearance and behavior are practically textbook Russian Stout but the tactile elements come across as a mix of dark strong belgian or quad. Sticky sweet malts dominate and juicy chewy dark fruits balance out the coffee and caramel molasses sweetness.
Malt again dominates when it comes to tasting. Definitely sweet and sticky. One thing I pick up here that I didn't aromatically are the hops that balance nicely. Of course those dark juicy fruits are present but all in all, this is a heavily malt driven taste.
In the mouth, This. Is. Smooth! Velvet smoothness and perfectly weighted. Carbonation is light as one might expect but the body of this thing is grand. The alcohol is noticeable and at 11% you would be silly to expect otherwise, however it i not aggressive and it sits in very nicely.
Very good and only slightly off the mark in the taste and aroma due to the slight identity crisis but the mouthfeel and wight is amazing and definitely something to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2010 13:54:19 | More by SleepyMonk
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.