Disputin - Brouwerij De Molen

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 40
Gots: 106 | FT: 5
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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 ChrisCage
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into my tulip glass...color is very reminding of cola, and it appears to be clear as it poured. There is a gentleness about the carbonation rising to the top as well. The head isn't really that great, or plentiful for that matter...basically creating a ring around my glass. The lacing is quite good, retaining strong wisps of foam around the glass.

S- My initial reaction to the aroma is of booziness, and dare fruits. There is some roasted dark malt, unsweetened chocolate, and a Madeira like richness about it....raisins/prunes etc. The finish contains some Earthy dry bitterness....

T- This is a really amazingly tasty beer! First, the alcohol is superbly well hidden...one actually wouldn't know this was over 10% if they didn't read that on the label. There is distinct flavors of black coffee and unsweetened cocoa bitterness, roasted malt, and a rich Earthy dryness about it on the finish. The dark fruitiness experienced in the aroma becomes actually quite subtle and only lingers really on the aftertaste.

M- This has a solid medium body to it, which I wasn't really expecting, and the carbonation is very mellow, providing a creamy, roasty beverage.

O- This is definitely worth the high praise that previous reviewers have given it. While I think one is enough to sip on for anybody, it has real character, and would be a great nightcap type of brew. This would also serve well to pair with a BBQ steak I feel. Nice job and I will seek this one out again!

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, 10.4% ABV, and again, good for 25 years - I like the optimism! And the fact that they can sell this product with the original name here in Canada, though the Yankee lienee's label is the more striking of the two.

This beer pours a clear, very dark amber-highlighted brown - black from afar, but far from black, with two fingers of puffy, creamy beige head, which displays some sturdy retention, dragging the lace down to a low ebbing shoreline detritus.

It smells of edgy, somewhat acidic black fruit, further boozy raisin, bittersweet chocolate, ash, a toasted toffee graininess, and musty, earthy hops. The taste is big, big, gritty chocolate malt, some adjoining sweet roasted grain, soused sour dark fleshy fruit, a bit of edgy, metallic alcohol, and bitter herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is low-lying, and just supportive, the body a hefty, but spry, medium weight, and fairly smooth, with a touch of creaminess in amongst the remarkably restrained barbs of heat. It finishes quite sweet, the chocolate, fruit, and booze carrying the day in the face of that increasingly weird herbal hop character.

While there are some indicators that could recommend this as more than just an average RIS, there are more that point it towards generic (not a bad thing) strong ale territory. Not a bad big beer, just lacking the roasted fullness of the better examples of the genre. That, and those herbal notes really don't help the cause.

Photo of SalMineo
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I don't know if I got an old bottle but this seemed more like a Barley Wine than an Imperial Stout. When I poured it had almost no head and just sat there.

The smell and taste had that exactly of a barley wine which needless to say isn't my favorite beer out there. I think I was more upset at the outrageous price tag of $25.00 and the delivery of a barley wine style ale than an Imperial Stout.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served as Cease and Desist at pigs fly.
The beer was black in color with a thin tan head.

Boozy aroma. Roasted malt and dark fruit.

Boozy taste. Chocolate and coffee. Raisins.

This was a nice enough beer. I thought the alcohol was a bit on the intrusive side, and detracted from the enjoyment of the beer.

Photo of keefriffhards
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich and thick like motor oil. Tastes considerably better. The bottles we got upon opening proceeded to have a profuse amount of head that flowed out of the bottle like lava for some reason, and would not stop. They had been stored standing up, ad 50 degrees F, and not moved or shaken at all. The brew itself was amazing though, only wish some had not been lost (though we slurped up the head as fast as it came out). We had 6 bottles, and all of them did this. However, well worth it in any case. Amazing beer.

Photo of wordemupg
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 2/4/12

A dark brown or even cola, not at the edges the body itself, short lived mocha foam leaves random lace where it existed

S fruit cake and rum raisin, some burnt brown sugar, over-ripe fruits and a little spice

T some booze on top of what I smell, there's no the dark roast notes I normally look for in the style but it still tastes decent, just a little milk chocolate on the finish

M a little syrupy and sticky on the lips, low carbonation but its enough, fairly full and just a little heat

O not quite a RIS in my eyes, lacking the dark roast notes I desire in the style, more of a Strong Ale IMO

enjoy within 25 years is a bold statement for any beer, I didn't mind this one but not up there with some of the better big stouts

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottled June '10, reviewed March '12.
Pours black with a large, lasting tan head.
Nose show chocolate fudge, piny hops, toffee, prunes, spicy phenols, liquorice and golden syrup. Enticing.
Syrupy sweet flavours, with more chocolate, golden syrupy and toasty malt, followed by pine and a boozy, cloying finish.
Carbonation is on the high side.
A bit too much booze and a bit too sweet.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rasputin; Brewed May 15th, 2008, Bottle Number 557; sampled October 2011
This is definitely a brown beer rather than a deep black one; the beer sits in my Lost Abbey Teku glass with a concentrated brown color, but uncharacteristically, when held up to the light, shows a brilliantly clear, deep ruby red color when held up to the light. It is topped by a lightly browned, tan colored head. The aroma smells smoky and roasted up front, but in a second pass a deep fruitiness really starts to come out. The fruit reminds me of plums, or perhaps even prune juice, some definite dried fig aromatics and perhaps a hint of roasted dates. After some time a foxy, concord grape like fruitiness becomes more and more noticeable; it almost has a children’s aspirin like fake fruitiness to it. In fact that last has me noticing some sweetness boosting, clove like phenolics along with a slight medicinal note. In the end this settles down into almost more of a rich, fruit driven aroma rather than a roasted grain aroma that is typically found in an Imperial Stout.

Fairly light bodied for a modern Imperial stout, it does have a firm roasted character and a substantial bitterness in the finish that is from both bitter, roasted grain as well as from an ample hop bite; a touch of burnt grain husk flavors linger lightly on the palate in the long finish too. The bitterness really lingers on the palate after each sip. Despite being somewhat light, the beer does have some sweetness to it, this accentuates an ample fruitiness that reminds me of burnt raisins, lots of sweet plum / prune notes, and even some dried fig notes; after the beer warms up a bit, the fruitiness combines with some phenolics to produce some flavors reminiscent of children’s aspirin. There is a touch of a smoky quality to the roast character, it does have a rich toasted brown bread character that leans towards being burnt at times; though interestingly enough it doesn’t really remind me of coffee at all. The beer has just enough heft to it that this is a sipping beer, it is still dangerously quaffable for a beer of this strength though; there is a very light viscousnous to this as it rolls across the palate, but it really doesn’t have the heft of a typical strong stout. If I let this beer rest in my mouth for some time it really starts to remind me of a roasted, concentrated plum.

A very European take on an Imperial Stout; light on the roast, fairly light bodied, but with a ton of fruitiness to it. The beer does have lots of alcohol in it though, but it hides it quite well. Pretty tasty, but at times the super fruitiness and slight medicinal notes can be a bit too much; it does seem need to more roasted character and lots more of a thick maltiness to balance out these notes. The totality of my experience with this beer is definitely better than either the isolated aroma or flavor might necessarily suggest.

Photo of harrymel
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cease and Desist
Brewed 18JUL10
Bottled 27AUG10
OG:1099; FG 1020; ABV 10.5%
Bottle 1491/1584

The ale while in bottle was easily translucent at the neck, and most of the body. I cracked and left for a good 45 minutes, allowing to warm to appropriate temp. The beer had a worm out the neck and a small ring of beer at the base. When poured, the beer required two pours separated by a good five minutes, to allow for head to fall and allow for room. The beer is dark brown, upwards of 3.5 fingers of mocha foam falls to a solid sheet of the same. Nearly no lace.

Extra roasted malts and sweet tones on the nose. A really nice nose for a RIS, IMO. I like the stone fruits mixed with a good amount of brown sugar and caramel with some praline mixed in and a good hit of natural vanilla notes.

The flavor feels a bitter notch before the sweet notes come through, but in combination with the bitterness, there is a fine, coffee character to this beer I've not previously experienced. I like it, but I'm also a bit taken back as it is so profound, it takes from the beer aspect in here. Points off for that.

Middle of the road body with moderate hi carb and a semi dry finish. Still warm with 18 months age on it.

A decent enough beer, but not one I would seek out twice. This appears to be made in small batches and I would not be one to want to spend the cash this would likely demand in the circumstance. It was nice to try though.

Photo of shambeano
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared a 750ml corked, caged and wax sealed bottle shared with a mate, poured into a Unibroe Tulip glass. 2009 vintage, still called Rasputin,
A- Pours a cola black, looks brownish and thin to begin, but gets a bit darker with more liquid, still looks a touch thin though. About 1 cm of off brown head that quickly subsides to a whisper, not much on the lacing front. Hmm, not really what I was expecting from an imperial stout, looks to thin and looks lighter bodied.

S- straight up there is a bunch of dark dried fruit, raisins and sultanas, apricot, even a tiny touch of tart raspberry, the alcohol is definitely in there, but its more a nice embrace than a slap in the face, roastiness then comes through at the end, not over the top, but works well with the fruity.

T- straight up there is a touch of nice alcohol, followed by the fruit flavours from the nose, fruitcakey, the fruit flavours hit a peak, and then the roasty, stouty bitterness comes through. A whole lot going on here, lots of the dried fruit flavours common in higher alcohol beers, with a nice roastiness, a touch more roastiness and it would have been perfect.

M- much ligher than I was expecting, not thin, but not thick. Could do with a bit more body I reckon, carbonation is a little prickly (for an imperial stout). Has a pretty good length, and an even finish.

O- a pretty pretty nice drop. Taste and smell is superb, a fruitier stout as opposed to the super roasty, I personally enjoy both. However this was a touch too light bodied for me, stopping it from being amazing. Also, im being super critical of this one as it was very expensive in Aus.

Photo of Jeffo
2.52/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In Europe this beer is Rasputin, just like the brewer intended. People are allowed to name their beers what they want here.

This is also a re-review. My first review was from 2009 and I scored it a 2.7. I was never a big fan of this beer, but since so many things have changed at De Molen, as well as my palate, I thought I'd give it another go.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 15 June 2011
Drunk next to a Hel & Verdoemenis

APPEARANCE: A clear, light brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, cream colored off-white head with great retention. Bistre brown body, relatively transparent, with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and foamy cap, clinging to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Simply too light and transparent. Looks like a stout lite.

SMELL: Milder nose of roasted malts, caramel malts, and some floral and grassy hops. A touch of smoke as well. This one is quite hop forward and is missing the roasted malt backbone that this style needs. It’s also simply too mild.

TASTE: Milder flavors up front as well, as expected. Touches of roasted and caramel malts up front with a relatively hoppy finish. Floral, grassy and pine notes at the swallow and a good dose of bitterness as well. Bold and lingering aftertaste is plenty bitter with enough pine, and some caramel and lighter smoky notes. The flavors come out after the swallow and are bolder than I’d expected, but there’s not much imperial stout here that I like. It’s missing that roasted and chocolaty foundation that is so paramount to the style.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi creamy on the palate, a little light unfortunately, but goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Decent here.

OVERALL: Yup, dislike it just as much as last time. This is not my beer. It's not that it's poorly made or anything, it's just not my thing. Underwhelming, and much too hop forward for my tastes. I really missed the big, roasted, cocoa and chocolaty flavors that are so good in this style. It is also very thin and transparent in the look. Compared to the Hel & Verdoemenis, this one was the clear and undisputed loser. Will probably pass on this one every time from now on. Bleh...

Photo of Brabander
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We had this beer at tasting two weeks ago at my cousin Peters place. Great beers and great fun.

This beer was poured in my Essen Christmasbeerfestivalglass (what a word for wordfeud!)

I always have a bit of a problem with the beers from my friends from de Molen. They sure know how to brew a beer but sometimes they seem to forget! This time they were right on top of it.

This was one of last beers of the tasting and my light was beginning to go out. I wrote down the word 'spicy' which is a good word to describe this beer. The alcohol was fairly hidden.

Photo of podunkparte
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WARNING! This bottle is a gusher! I now have the best smelling hand towel and carpet known to mankind.

Bottle 33 of a fresh 1115 bottle batch. 12oz named Cease & Desist.

A: Dark dark brown. Not quite black but I can't get any light through it. HUGE head (gusher). Big bubbles in this light brown/tan head that really sticks around. Here's a strange thing. I'm seeing some darker specks in the head and I remember seeing floaties in the beer the only other time I've had it (Disputin) at the Seattle International Beer Fest in 2010. Nice lacing as the head slowly dissipates.

S: I have this smell imbedded in my carpet now. It's a blend of dark chocolate malt and yeast. The aroma is very nice but not overly complex. That's perfectly fine with me though. I would buy the Cease and Desist candle from Yankee Candle, even at their ridiculous $15 price tag.

T: Smooth malty chocolate. Yum! Some breadiness. No hops at all. Delicious! I don't know what else to say. Just get this beer and drink it.

M: Creamy and full. The carbonation is incredible in this beer. It's not too fine but it's also not so prickly that it distracts you from the flavors. Perfect

O: Wow, I love this beer and I'm so sad it's not distributed here. Gong to have to trade for some. Wonderful flavor, great mouthfeel. Aside from the gushing, a world class imperial stout.

Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 bottle, thanks to wishuwerebeer for the share. Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head that quickly dissolves. Lighter brown and ruby clarity is seen when held to the light. A light swirl revives the cap back to a finger.

The smell initially is chocolate with roasted grain elements. A bit of citrus bean coffee twang is also present. Tangy fruity alcohol is also thrown into the mix along with citrus and fruity notes of hops across the back.

The flavor is roasty chocolate from the dark kilned grains, it mixes with a tangy alcohol feel. A little bit of coffee and dark fruits are also present reminding me of prune and/or raisins. Some sulfur and musty aspects are felt across the back as it warms up.

This is a medium to light feeling brew with decent arrangement of flavor and alvohol warmth. The overall arrangement is like bitter brownie batter but watered down just a bit in the feel. Worth a try for sure and certainly different from it's American made nemesis.

Photo of doughanson78
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Chalice.

A: Very dark black pour. Two finger tan head that is very creamy and has excellent retention and beautiful lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate with roasted coffee notes. Dark fruits are present also with cherries and figs mostly.

T: Huge dark chocolate and coffee with huge roasted malts. Edging on the burnt side but totally works. Dark fruits come big in the middle with raisins, figs, cherries, and dates. Again super roasty/charred with a touch of cherry coffee bitterness in the finish. A bit of alcohol also. Chocolate lingers forever in the aftertaste.

M: Medium to full body. Super creamy due to the very high carbonation. Almost works but not quite.

O: This is definitely an awesome RIS. Everything I've gotten that is distributed by the Shelton Bros. (that I can't get) has been excellent.

Photo of ghostwalker
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found on tap at the Freakin Frog in Vegas.

A: Thin white head. Looks a bit thin for an RIS.

S: light chocolate with some bitterness.

T: Rich and smooth. Bitter dark chocolate. Dark fruits and tobacco. Builds complexity as it warms.

M: Thin with only a hint of oiliness. Slight astringency, maybe from the 11% abv.

O: Nice, but not an overly intense or unique RIS. Still glad I found it on tap.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
Brewed 18 july 2010
bottled 27 august 2010
batch 1584

A- This beer pours a big fuzz on opening that makes the glass 3/4 creamy tan foam and a jet black body with some good about of jetsam swirling around.

S- The earthy roasted malt has some dark raisins and wet concrete aromas with maple wood and soy sauce hints coming through in the finish. There is a wet diaper (diacetyl) note that comes through but it is not offensive.

T- The mellow roasted black malt has some chocolate malt flavors that grow as the beer opens and a dark cherry ester note from the yeast. There is a char note in the finish that is a bit inky with a green fading bitterness mixed in. The roasted black malt taste lingers after each sip.

M- The full mouthfeel has a thick texture due to the long lasting head and there is no alcohol heat until it is really warm and even then it is an alcohol warmth.

O- This is a nice big stout with De Molen house yeast character shining through to add a Flanders Red note to the beer but it still lurks in the background.

Photo of KAP1356
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review catch up. Saw this bottle at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods and had to grab it jusy for the label. 330 ml bottle poured into a Weyerbacher tulip glass...

A - Whoa! Normal pour resulted in a HUGE 4 finger foamy head that stuck around for quite a while. When I could finally see the body, it was a dark, thick black color. The head was a whitish tan color.

S - It just smells dark! Deep roasted notes and a nuttiness is present as well. Lots of chocolate and some dark fruits make themselves known. Some burnt sugar notes and liquorice come through as well. Not super complex, but not bad either.

T - Big roasted malt flavors mixed with burnt sugars and chocolate. Lots of dark fruits come out as well with dates, figs, and some berries as well. Some charred flavors roll around with everything nicely.

M - Medium bodied beer that is very much on the edge of being heavy bodied. Pretty bubbly carbination makes for a slightly prickly feel.

O - Not a bad beer at all. I don't know if this is one I would go back for any time soon, but it was a nice enjoyable RIS nonetheless.

Photo of drpimento
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Phew, what a heavy hitter! Poured with the thickest slowest pouring residual foam I’ve ever seen. The tan head was amazinly foamy, frothy, billowy, thick, sudsy that seemed almost permanent and loads of clingy lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is roast, licorice, malt, molasses, dark leather, brandy, cough syrup. Flavor’s similar with sweetness in the fore, followed by bitter and tang. Very full, lush, voluputous and excellent carbonation. Finish is like flavor and very long. Absolute world class. Would love to have one in 20 years

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a little bit of fluffy off white head and some mild lacing.

Smell: Roast and dark chocolate/cocoa with a bit of dark fruit in the background.

Taste: The flavor of this one is remarkably smooth. The roasted malt and chocolate flavors mix together perfectly along with a sweetness that isn't overpowering. There are some mild dark fruit notes with a roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was very good, better than I expected. The alcohol was hardly noticeable at all. I'm glad I went with the sampler, because this one would have been way too easy to drink more.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a tulip.

Pours a bit higher black color with a thin dark brown head with lots of lacing. Nose is sweet, Belgian yeast, and dark toffee notes.

Taste is sharp, a bit acidic, a big Belgian flavor for an imperial Stout, very chewy and full with an almost nitro Mouthfeel, very good. There's a nice Raisin taste as well, chocolate comes out as it warms.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill.

Pours super frothy, a thin brownish black with huge creamy tan head. Nose smells fairly light and creamy for the style. Not impressed with the nose.

The palate is rich and much fuller bodied upfront than I thought it would be. Sticky sweet and aggressively bitter with an herbal character. Tanned leather and beef steaks come to mind. Toffee, too.

Notes: As per usual with De Molen the body is kind of an odd-ball experience. Looks light, feels heavy and sticky.

Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's Taphouse

A - Black, half finger khaki head, light lacing.

S - Brown sugar, belgian candi sugar.

T - Chocolate, belgian candi sugar, raisons.

M - Heavy, smooth, medium carbonation.

O - I would order this again, alot of sugar, but it is very drinkable!

Photo of scottfrie
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottled 17 March 2009. Bottle #564. Reviewed from notes (I thought I entered a long time ago).

A: The cork came out with barley a pop and the beer pours a flat deep brown with maybe 3 or 4 bubbles of ‘head’ that left a few dots of lacing down the glass. Highly unimpressive.
S: Rich notes of raisin, black licorice and caramel with hints of chocolate, red grapes and a touch of alcohol vapor.
T: Follows the nose with big notes of raisins, cocoa nibs and coffee. I get hints of dates, sweet prunes, and an almost berry-like sweetness. The aftertaste is full of chocolate and coffee.
M: Despite being damn near completely flat, I’ve had beer that feels worse. The body goes down thin, but there is actually a bit of chewiness to the mouthfeel.
O: If this had some carbonation to it I would put this is the A to A+ range. I loved the flavors.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark black and thick looking. Small, frothy, creamy, tan head. Disappears pretty fast leaving a faint ring of lace on the edge of the glass.

S - Plenty of chocolate with cocoa being very strong. Also some molasses. Some dark fruit (figs) along with anise/licorice. Only touches of coffee. A bitter roasted/charred malt aroma is in the back.

T - Sweeter than the nose suggested. Chocolate syrup, molasses, and sweet dark fruit are all fairly strong. Pretty sweet to start. Touches of sweetish mocha. Finish has a more bitter roasted/charred taste along with a bit of a grassy hop flavor.

M - Full body with low carbonation. Thick and chewy.

D - Definitely a sipper. Nice thick body helped. The extreme shift between sweet and bitter hurts how drinkable this is.

Notes: Interesting stout. Thick and chewy. Huge shift from sweet to bitter. Some BSDA flavors in there. Overall, it's decent but probably not worth what a bottle will cost (on-tap is worth a shot though).

Disputin from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.