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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

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 39
Gots: 94 | 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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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-05-2014 17:39:08 | More by civicm87
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-04-2014 16:45:37 | More by Modernrickk
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dgilks

Australia

3.9/5  rDev 0%

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.

05-02-2014 12:11:50 | More by dgilks
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-01-2014 01:32:13 | More by afsdan
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.28/5  rDev -15.9%

Picked this up at the beer store at Brouwerij De Molen with a bottling date of 27 July 2011. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a two finger caramel colored head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is much sweeter than expected with not a lot of roast or chocolate, hints of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The taste follows suit. Way sweeter than the typical De Molen offerings with hints of vanilla, molasses, toasted malt, dark fruit, and a touch of coffee. The body is very thin and somewhat syrupy and cloying with minimal carbonation. Overall, the most disappointing offering I've ever had from De Molen. Very hard to drink due to the syrupy sweetness.

04-20-2014 16:07:42 | More by beerdrifter
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-17-2014 21:04:46 | More by uturn
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Synapstic

France

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-07-2014 18:01:42 | More by Synapstic
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SStein

Belgium

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%

Pours a nice dark, deep brown with slight khaki lacing, which disappears quickly. There is very little carbonation. The nose is of coffee and wheat. The wheat reminds me of Fat Tire. The taste is slightly of coffee, mixed with a sour wheat taste. As I drink it, it is very thin, much thinner than I prefer for this style. As a RIS I find this beer lacking, as a dark wheat beer, it's not too bad.

04-06-2014 16:31:38 | More by SStein
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2014 03:16:04 | More by aasher
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-26-2014 00:53:34 | More by apasternak
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-25-2014 11:41:02 | More by SimonTja
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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-12-2014 15:32:47 | More by derekrick420
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-11-2014 06:02:05 | More by woodchip
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2014 18:50:15 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2014 06:48:23 | More by SocalKicks
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-04-2014 18:44:23 | More by Hayley_86
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-02-2014 22:25:47 | More by socon67
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2014 20:59:48 | More by samEBC
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-08-2014 14:11:50 | More by 4ster
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jamis

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.4%

02-03-2014 22:27:25 | More by jamis
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-30-2014 03:07:52 | More by threedaggers
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

01-28-2014 14:48:40 | More by twenty5
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charlzm

California

2.99/5  rDev -23.3%

Consumed January 27th 2014 from an 11.2 oz capped bottle labeled "13 /09/12". Beer label is Cease & Desist, not Disputin. Poured into a Klokke Roeland goblet.

The beer is much lighter than expected for a Russian Imperial Stout: more deep brown than the standard black. A 3 finger tan head sits atop the beer at first pour, but soon settles down to a mere thin skin of foam. No sheeting that sticks longer than a few moments.

Aroma is strange for an RIS, too; instead of the usual aromas, this has a bit of a metallic scent complemented by a sweet malt note. No sign of the usual coffee or chocolate.

Flavor has an unfortunate sour, metallic note. Some darkly roasted malt is apparent in the flavor; probably the chocolate malt. Somewhat acidic. Finish is slightly warming and moderately bitter. Did they use champagne yeast to ferment this?

A little bit thick (emphasis on little) and certainly warming in the mouth.

I have home brewed an Imperial Stout that was as good as this one and that is not bragging. Maybe the 16 month age was more than this brew could stand?

01-28-2014 05:27:01 | More by charlzm
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-23-2014 06:13:04 | More by anticipation23
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BierJager89

California

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%

A: Dark brown with lots of mocha foam.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, sweet molasses and chocolate in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and roasted malt.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: Not as good as Hel & Verdoemenis, but a damn good example of the style.

Note: I don't think this beer is called Disputin any more. My bottle said Cease & Desist.

01-21-2014 06:04:42 | More by BierJager89
Disputin - Russian Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.