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½ Idjit! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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BA SCORE
79
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The baby brother of the "Idjit!" Imperial Porter. First batches was 6.4%.

(Beer added by: bark on 07-08-2007)
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3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle dated Nov. 2011 served in a snifter at about 53F.

A: The beer is dark mahogany in color and poured with almost no head. This soon reduced to abit of film and a thin ring, and left minimal lacing on the glass. Some ugly gelatinous sludge in the bottom of the bottle; but minor deduction given age of the bottle.

S: Strong aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark baked bread, along with some hints of dark fruits and a suggestion of berries. Complex, unusual and rather appealing.

T: The taste is fairly similar to the smell, but with more dominance of dark roasted malts. Faint, and prefectly acceptable suggestion of some burnt grain. Hints of dark chocolate, smoke, sherry and coffee.

M: Medium-bodied. Hurt by a slight astringency and an overly low amount of carbonation.

O: This imperial porter is not real strong in terms of ABV, but packs a bold smell and taste that have nicely balanced and complex blends of aromatics and flavors.

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3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Belmont Station's clearance rack for $4.99 instead of the usual $9.49.

While it is a very dark brown, this beer is essentially black when in a glass. A moderate head, choppy and tan, rises briefly before falling off. The nose is quite pleasant. A moderately sweet caramel-laced milk chocolate, this beer has some toffee along with a moderate roast. Quite rich while remaining moderately light an airy, like a nice ganache, there's some floral honey and a faint hop note. Quite nice

The palate opens medium-light in body with a very pleasant grainy bitterness, earthy and almost acrid, but just right to my palate. The grain character lingers thru the palate, persisting through the layers of honey, heather, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. Less sweet than the nose would have you believe, this beer finishes with a rather excellent grainy bitterness. Dry, unsweetened cocoa is quite prominent as well and is at a level I'm really digging. Moderately carbonated and a level that complements the blend of creamy and bitter flavors, this beer is enjoyable on the palate. I wish I had a spiced ginger cookie to go with this. This beer is significantly better than the scores here would have you believe, and is definitely worthy.

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2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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A- Quarter-inch mocha head, extremely active. Dies very quickly. Tiny spots of lacing when agitated. Dark cocoa color, no clarity. Not a great looking beer.

S- Black strap molasses, toffee, some boozy notes and chocolate. Very sweet, almost cloyingly. Smells like cookie dough, actually.

T- Molasses, chocolate, toffee and bitter notes. Not bad.

M- Very light carbonation, light body and extremely wet.

O- Very disappointed with this beer. For the price I was expecting something much more appealing.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While this certainly fell short of my first 2 beers that night (KBS and Imperial Biscotti Break), I still enjoyed this a lot. Very distinct flavors, with a lot of bitterness, some spiciness, and an almost rye flavor. I had this before, but I didn't remember it being so spicy or roasty. But it was very appealing. Based on the reviews, the draft version must be far superior to bottle. I enjoyed this and will have again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Quite possibly the worst take I have ever had on an Imperial porter.

A - Pour kind of thin for an Imperial porter. In the glass it has a dark ruby red color with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.

S - Smell has a decent amount of coffee, chocolate, and some roast. Maybe licorice but it's faint.

T - Omg wtf Sweden! First off it's very watery like they watered down the RIS to a 7% ABV. Second of all the roast is very minimal but I am getting this weird sort of herbal licorice taste and I shit you not the label describes it as a "salty licorice" I love some salty pretzels and even salty bacon/pork but salt on licorice? Horrible!

M - As I said before it drinks with a light/medium body, not chewy at all just water. Far from good.

Overall stay clear from this one it literally is a ½ Idjit since it taste like a watered down RIS.

Edit: OK I just checked the label and it was bottled in November 2011 so over a year old might be past it's prime for a Imperial porter like this. Still wtf it soured like milk.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish color with a white head. The aroma features a lot of coffee and roasted malt, as well as some caramel and toffee. The flavor is similar, with the coffee and roasted malt standing out the most. There is also a noticeable amount of alcohol in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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½ Idjit! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.