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Idjit! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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BA SCORE
88
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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hornsup

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
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)

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 23:57:22 | More by hornsup
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MaxWildwood

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-28-2014 03:00:07 | More by MaxWildwood
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-25-2013 04:11:20 | More by martyl1000
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Niklas


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-27-2012 13:55:32 | More by Niklas
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Zbeetleman

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-16-2013 03:59:23 | More by Zbeetleman
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 05:27:25 | More by Cyberkedi
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 12:02:28 | More by avalon07
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gtted

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-23-2012 01:40:22 | More by gtted
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 23:22:52 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Florya

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-22-2014 22:49:01 | More by Florya
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srandycarter

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 07:30:24 | More by srandycarter
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JPlo

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-05-2013 23:57:51 | More by JPlo
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Chrily

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-16-2013 12:40:12 | More by Chrily
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raleigh_blue

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:12:21 | More by raleigh_blue
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tpd975

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 23:57:31 | More by tpd975
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 19:35:27 | More by MasterSki
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:22:38 | More by LiquidAmber
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 01:09:23 | More by hooliganlife
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 22:35:39 | More by smakawhat
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 17:18:30 | More by BEERchitect
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Tiny little bottle courtesy of s fellow traded in Sweden. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown color with a dark tan head that collars around the glass. Dark chocolate, molasses, Graham cracker, and slight booze round out the nose. Sweet start with some leather, nice roasty bitterness in the end. Medium /heavy mouhfeel. Very nicely balanced. Ends with a slight lingering roastiness. Very easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 21:49:05 | More by kbutler1
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a few tan bubbles on the surface that faded away, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong sweet aromas of dark, roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a slight amount of sweetness along with flavors of roasted malts.
M: It feels full-bodied, rich and somewhat smooth on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, the beer is rather easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 02:25:42 | More by metter98
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown colour up to the light. Head is beige, very decent. Nice lacing. Clings. Looks a little pale for the style, but otherwise very nice.

Chocolate up the wazoo on the nose. Slight roast, but lots of sweet. Pleasant roasty with an English cleansing edge to it. Smells dark and potentially bitter, but a double layer of cocoa rich chocolate. Just lovely.

Taste is chocolatey, fairly rich. Slight dry cocoa and roast. Touch of smoke on the back. Pleasant flavours. A bit dry maybe, could have used more of that sweetness to the end, but very nice for the style.

Dry on the back, decent body. Not bad.

Well made very drinkable. Quite remarkable for 9.5%

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2013 05:14:20 | More by laituegonflable
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. Really nice price on this bottle.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a rich oily black that had a nice creamy one finger head of mocha that faded quickly to leave a nice halo and wisps.

S - Rather typical RIS aromas. Good roasted malts, dark chocolate, and something else. A little deeper. Like someone said maybe some coconut.

T - Wow, yep, a nice RIS here. Good roasted malts and deep chocolate. That other flavor is still there. Its something I cant really put my finger on, somethign I'm not used to in RIS or any other beers. I think this could be the coconut others have mentioned. Its just a roasted nutty type flavour.

M - Wonderful mouthfeel here. Super smooth and creamy. The ABV is a bit noticeable still though.

O - A solid offering from a swedish brewery. A really good RIS for under $10 a bottle. Glad I tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 03:13:25 | More by rudzud
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting brew. Poured at a good temperature with a small, tan - with brown highlights, foamy head that soon settled down and no lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is massive cocoa, with malt, and roast. Flavor's like nose plus include some molasses, toffee, and in the finish some coffee. Sweet is up front with some bitter to tone it down along with some carbonic tang. Body is soft and full, but has a few slight high bitter points. Finish is like flavor, slowly tapers, and has a slight alcohol warmth.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 03:45:21 | More by drpimento
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Idjit! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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