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Idjit! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bark on 01-30-2007)
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Photo of hornsup
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap into a goblet at The Birch in Norfolk.

A: Poured with an immaculate amount of dark mocha colored head that stuck around seemingly forever. Was pitch black in the body. Just gorgeous

S: Simply put, I was not even attempting to smell it and the smell made its way to my nose while I was waiting for the head to dissipate. Smells like milk chocolate, hazelnuts, sweet dark fruits.

T: Tastes like it smells. More dark chocolate but absolutely no bite or heat to it at all. Also has a fresh, sweet nut flavor in the after taste to accent the chocolate flavors. Little plum and maple.

M: Full bodied, creamy. The head was extremely creamy and for a 9.5% beer, this complimented it very well.

O: I loved this RIS, it was easy drinking and at 9.5% ABV, I could still probably drink 2-3 of these in a sitting. It is definately a sipper but doesnt fill you up and it hides the alcohol better than any stout I've ever tasted to include FIS, FBS, Stone RIS and the likes. Highyl recommended (on tap at least...cant speak for bottles)

Photo of MaxWildwood
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of martyl1000
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Niklas
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rich, smoky aroma has notes of coffee, licorice and molasses with a hint of dark chocolate. It pours a deep, opaque sable just a couple red tomcat whiskers above black and with a fairly thick tan head that leaves some respectable lacing. Mouth-filling smoky flavor has chocolate, coffee, licorice and molasses tones plus hints of caramel, horehound and miso. Firm-bodied texture has a decent amount of fizz and leaves a nice smoky finish that has hints of licorice, molasses and burnt malt. How ’bout them Swedes!

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. No real lacing to speak of.

S: A big aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate as well.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, maybe a little vanilla, and a burnt quality, too. This is a complex and interesting flavor. Not quite as robust as most RISs, but very tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with an overly slick finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is a solidly made, very enjoyable and drinkable stout.

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of gtted
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep purple with lighter purple hues at the top and bottom. No head

Smell: Amazing coffee aroma which is accompanied by some oak vanilla and chocolate

Taste: Kind of a funky roasted malt taste that transitions into a backend that is loaded with chocolate and just a ever so slight hint of vanilla

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied with a velvety smoothness to it and low carbonation

Overall: Very pleased with this beer. The only thing for me that doesn't make this an excellent beer is that initial funk on the flavor. Apart from that this beer is damn near as good as a RIS gets

Photo of Florya
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of srandycarter
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours pretty darned black, tan head, some cling lace.

S - Malt, coffee, a little dishtowel.

T - Extremely malty, coffee, booze pretty well hidden, softer overall than I would have thought.

M - Creamy, almost phlegmy, syrupy, heavy body, good carb and balance considering.

D - A sipper for the winter. Very nice.

Photo of JPlo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Chrily
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of thufflife
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of raleigh_blue
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Imperial Pint pour the Iron Abbey in Horsham PA. Cheers to the staff for the suggestion.

A: Dark walnut. Not much of a head but what is there is creamy and tan.

S: Impressive overall, licorice, burnt rubber but appealing

T: Roasted malts, licorice again, super yummy chocolates

M: Creamy thick mouthfeel, like whipped cream but smoother. "Medium"

O: One of my favorites in a night where I had many. This beer sacrifices nothing for its overall appeal. No reservations about getting it again. A solid, well made beer.

Photo of tpd975
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SeaBass for the share. A: Pours a rich deep black nice tight mocha head. S: Very bold roasted aromas with strong notes of raw cocoa, and a hint of hershey syrup. T: Roasty goodness with loads and loads of rich cocoa. Subtle milk chocolate notes with a hint of dark fruit and a touch of smoke. M: Lighter in body, smooth, tasty as hell.

Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think I got this from bosse - thanks dude. Served in a Darkness snifter.

A - A quarter-finger of tan foam settles to a thick collar and wispy partial cap. Good retention and spotty lace. Black body with some reddish-brown hints to it. Some obvious bubbles adhere to the sides of the glass.

S - Huge roast character, smoked malts, light peat, molasses, dark chocolate, burnt toast, light anise, and a hint of alcohol.

T - Taste is more char and roast, with some burnt bread and yeast character. Roasted grains, cocoa, and surprisingly little bitterness for something so roasty and smokey.

M - Surprisingly active carbonation, medium-full body, chewy texture, with minimal alcohol warmth.

D - The 25cl bottle was tragically too little for the three of us. I hope this gets distributed to North America in the future instead of 1/2 Idjit. Delicious stuff.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. One finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Nice strong aroma of toasted and charred malt, chocolate, mocha coffee, dark dried fruit, hint of vanilla. Flavor follows aroma with dark toasted, smoky malt, chocolate, lighter touches of dried fruit and molasses. Finishes somewhat thinner and drier with a long, residual hop bitterness. Nice creamy, medium body. A nicely made, full flavored (and very aromatic) RIS. The smokiness of the malt was deftly balanced. I liked this a lot.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I assume this is a 2012 release.

Pour is a black, cocoa head. When the glass is moved the carbonation keeps the retention alive.

Rich and sweet. Chocolate and coffee. Very bright.

Lots of roasted malt and espresso bean. Crazy dark chocolate bitterness. Slight citrus hop finish.

Not too thick but thick enough to have some chew but easy to drink. Expressive carbonation.

Really good, very bright, great stout.

Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A classic dark walnut brown body, with not much head happening barely manages a finger. The head is a real nice light tan with a great whipped and creamy appearance and manages a nice collar and puck.

Nose is very impressive and varied. Hidden red dark fruit, giving to cream and chewy sweet grain. Dense milk chocolate and whipped mocha. Some spice, kind of clove also. Real varied and impressive.

Taste is real nice with a great creamy mouthfeel. The feel on this brew goes all over, dense and rich with a still light body, whipped up big. Light charring on the finish, soft malt presence and a lingering roast presence.

I can't get over how light but really creamy this is. No heat, nothing overpowering, greatly balanced real nice.

Photo of animal69
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reliant on intense roast character, Dugges' Russian Imperial Stout rides in on a balance of malt sweetness and starch to control the sometimes overbearing taste and texture of char.

And its with its black pour that impressions of roast begin. Capped with a moch-stained frothy head, the beer takes on espresso appearances with ease. High retention and broken lacy rings ensure a manly look until the very last sip.

All sorts of burnt aromas leap out of the glass immediately. Burnt grain, burnt toast, burnt caramel, campfire-ish burnt embers, burnt pine cones, and nuts all suggest strong coffee and cocoa flavors. A tinge of licorice accompany the rummy alcohol scents and offer something other than roasted aromas while heading into taste.

Initial charred flavors are just as roasty, smoky, and ashy as the nose promised. However, those first taste soon give way to other starchy sweetness of toffee, molasses, and sorghum that offer a buffer against the sharper edges of espresso beans, cocoa, and burnt wood. A late transition to dry toast and alcohol flavor reveals burnt fruit sweetness of black licorice and rum-flavored alcohol.

Full bodied with a creamy and silky middle, the beer isn't nearly as sharp, acrid, ashy, or abrassive on the palate as the roast scent and initial tastes suggest. It remains velvety and stern while soothing the palate like silky latte. Finishing warm, malty-dry, and with a pleasant roasty linger- the beer satisfies the palate in dessert-like fashion.

Idjit! is a spectacular Stout that continues the trend of Scandinavian beers with exorbitant roast character. But unlike most, this example is smooth and properly supported by malt sweetness and body and offers a more solid balance than many others.

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Idjit! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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