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Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Molen

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Disputin - Russian Imperial StoutDisputin - Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 39
Gots: 93 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
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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rapidsequence

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled Apr 2010, so two years old. Mine is a "Rasputin" brought back in my suitcase from Belgium. A gift from Beerpirates--thanks Wim!

Appearance: Its a very dark brown, almost black. Very large, finely bubbled head with great retention-- almost too much, as if its overcarbonated. Spots of lacing.

Smell: Roasted coffee, cocoa powder, Belgian yeast, licorice, leather, and a little oxidation.

Taste: Big complexity of interesting flavors that mostly mesh well. Bitter old coffee, bittersweet chocolate, leather, a hint of charcoal, some spiciness, rum soaked raisins in the finish. Theres's some alcohol heat, especially near the end that dries it out a bit too much. Good, different.

Mouthfeel: Its a little overcarbonated and thin feeling as above. Maybe its the age.

Overall: Its got a couple of minor issues, but overall a very tasty RIS with Belgian influence.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 00:42:33 | More by rapidsequence
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Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.