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Idjit! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

Idjit!Idjit!

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BA SCORE
87
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%


Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 01-30-2007)
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This 500 ml bottle was a gift, and I have no idea about its provenance, but I am told it had been cellared for 2 years prior to purchase. I can find no date of any kind.

The first impression is not good. The beer pours out very dark and thick, but with absolutely no carbonation. I don't necessarily need carbonation to enjoy a beer, but it's going to take more effort to tease out the aromas.

And effort it took. For an imperial stout -- or any beer for that matter -- this was remarkably free of aromas. I barely smelled anything, though what I did smell was quite unusual, perhaps best described as cola.

Aside from the carbonation, I thought it drank well. There were certainly more flavors on the tongue than in the nose. Mouthfeel was a bit thinner than predicted by the pour.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 06:46:39 | More by DaveAnderson
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown to black with no head. Looks worringly thin and flat. Aroma is very unique with big noted of chocolate, licorice, and brandy or cherry. Something salty on the nose like black bean sauce. Flavor is nice with a chocolate Good n' Plenty flavor. A little thin but carbonation seems about right. Sloght bitterness lingers. Decent stout but there is better stuff out there. This one is kind of all over the place.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:53:15 | More by BMMillsy
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nataku00

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours nearly all black with some brown at the edges when held up to a light with minimal head. Some alcohol legs and spots of lace when swirled.

Nose is milk chocolate, graham cracker, a touch of smokiness, and dark fruit. A little bit of licorice and soy sauce in there as well. A bit all over the place aroma wise.

Taking a sip, a bit of chocolate and caramel biscuit, smoked malt, soy sauce, card board. Flavors are all there but very muddled.

Medium full body with mild carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:28:37 | More by nataku00
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very smooth beer, and somewhat subtly flavored. Pours with very low carbonation, and quite viscous. Very little head, but there is one- it just takes awhile to emerge from the motor-oil like consistency. Very subtle aromas of ash, roasted grains, and licorice. Much lighter than I expected it to be. The flavors are very heavy on the licorice and there is a noticeable ash flavor as well, but it's all bracketed by some smooth caramel, or maybe even toffee notes that sweetens up the licorice and is in turned checked by the ash. Interesting and somewhat unique flavors, but perhaps a bit too subtle.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 00:11:38 | More by Georgiabeer
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billab914

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into my Great lakes snifter. It poured dark brown in color with a thin foam ring surrounding the edges of the glass. Pretty still looking, but decent lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows a lot of roasted malts and cocoa flavors to it. It's got some nice dark chocolate notes to it as well. The alcohol does show though and makes it feel a little boozy at times. It comes together pretty well overall though.

I get a lot of bitter baking chocolate to it in the taste. More of the dark, bitter, roasted malts show up front, while some sweeter notes of caramel come through in the finish. Again, the flavors come together pretty well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style, but also pretty slick and oily. Carbonation is low.
Pretty good beer overall. I thought the roasted bitterness, cocoa and dark chocolate all complimented each other very well. Good version of style overall, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 01:10:04 | More by billab914
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gford217

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours dark murky chocolate brown out of the bottle and setlles in almost black with a small tan head that leaves some bubbly residue around the edges.

Aroma is sweet but roasty. It's got chocolate, vanilla and especially coconut on the sweet side which is balanced with lightly roasted chocolate malts.

Taste mirrors the aroma and is sweeter than I was expecting with that same coconut character coming out up front. The roasted malts form the backbone but it's fairly subtle. The finish is dry and almost chalky with bakers chocolate and charred malts.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but probably a little lighter in feel than a world class impy stout. Kinda watery for the style.

This is a solid impy stout but lacks the depth and heft to be great. Still, it's tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 01:46:07 | More by gford217
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, half a finger of tan head that is quickly receding. Lacing is very nice, very tight bubbles.

S: Huge roast, burnt rubber nose. Dark malts shine. Tobacco and molasses. Very nice for an Imp Stout.

T: Very dark roasty malts, some smoke. Milk chocolate, coffee grounds.

M: Medium body with some nice crispness, alcohol twang at the end.

O: Solid, compared to the 1/2 Idjit this is very nice. Roast isn't big enough, comes out too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 19:07:24 | More by kiddynamite920
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Phelps

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Absorbing black without a hint of light coming through. A fairly hard pour results in just a bit of head — a very thin layer of light tan. Larger bubbles remain at the edges.

Bright chocolate aroma. High-percentage dark chocolate and a touch of spicy anise rounded out by prunes, raisins and maybe a touch of vanilla. Almost brandy-like.

Strange blend of flavors. Tobacco, chocolate syrup, plum sauce, a soft touch of booze. Very fruity. The swallow delivers even more big, tangy fruits. Figs, plums, etc. Cocoa and toast lingers after the finish. A very smooth blend.

Thick! The body’s creamy and full, packed with chocolate syrup. Carbonation is almost not there — just a slight tongue-numbing sensation. A slight hint of booze comes through the nose, but overall the alcohol is almost completely hidden. Like drinking a milkshake.

Very tasty. I enjoy the stouts that trend toward the dark fruits I expect from a good RIS. Thick, creamy and pretty delicious. I'll be seeking out the other Idjits on the strength of this one's recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 04:12:52 | More by Phelps
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour is pitch black with a dark brown thick head that slowly sinks into nice lacings.

S: Heavy roasted sweet malt. Lots of chocolate notes and some bitterness from hops. Strong black coffee.

T: The malt is roasted, and very sweet - almost syrupy and vineous at the same time. Bitter hops and rich chocolate.

M: Medium long bitter aftertaste. Body is full and carbonation moderate.

D: A nice beer that takes some time to sip. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 20:12:15 | More by Sunnanek
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer for MNF.

A - I love the 25 cl bottles because you can just dump them super aggressively into the glass. Black beer, viscous, with a brown head that bubbled up and faded to an impressively tight ring.

S - Lots of roast, some sweet molasses, dark chocolate, dry toast. There is a bit more alcohol burn in this than I was expecting.

T - Lots of char and roast, with some sweetness from a bit of yeast, chocolate, and molasses.

M - Carbonation was prickley, fuller bodied, kind of a burnt/dry finish.

O - Nice beer, actually about the right size for one person. Lots of roast and char, but it's got good flavor and I drank it happily.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 04:41:54 | More by AgentZero
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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