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½ Idjit! - Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.3%
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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Photo of mdfb79
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 5/21/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a darkish nut brown color with one finger of tan head that quickly disappears quickly.

s - Smell is very sweet. Getting mostly sugar and dark fruits.

t - Taste of dark fruity, bready and fruity malts, and sugar. Again, way to sweet.

m - High carbonation and medium body.

d - An ok beer, but way to sweet and carbonated for me. Would not look to have again.

mdfb79, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of dqrull
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pitch black with a moderate, quite thick head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of rye bread with butter, and a hint of liqourice, light chocolate, a rather full nose.

Taste is very hard roasted, almost burnt, actually really close to burnt. Imagina a toast of rye-bread that has spent a few minutes too long in the toaster, and that's actually about it. I get a small hint of milk chocolate in the aftertaste as well as a light liqourice throughout, but overall the burnt malt dominates far too much for me.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, but there's a stingyness too it that I really cant place, not the alcohol, something else, but it makes the brew significiantly less enjoyable than it could have been.

dqrull, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle is long-necked brown 50 cl. with a greenish label with a sun and a picture of Saint Basil's Chatedral (Moscow Red Square).

A: The pour is very dark, almost black with red notes. The tan head is small and creamy/thick.

S: Heavy roasted malt, with some sweetness. Strong dark coffee. Bitter hops. A bit smoky smell.

T: Rich heavy roasted sweet malt. Coffee and dark dried bitter chocolate. Salty. A bit flowery.

M: Aftertaste is long and holds a nice dry bitterness. Body is creamy full (mediumfull) and carbonation is light.

D: A very nice english porter - this is what the style is all about.

Evil_Pidde, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of krunchie
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep tar black liquid of medium viscousity, big tan head which stays on there for a long while. Very nice..

S: Dark chocolate, carafa malt, coffee beans and molasses. Roasty, but sweet. I got a nice hint of walnuts which I really liked!

T: Roasty and earthy. Bitter finish. Got a bit of hot alcohol and an almost charcoal-like flavor. Very dark and roasty, but not very balanced. The finish is a bit like strong, bitter coffee - just like chewing the roasted coffee beans. The taste is pretty salty, I prefer sweeter porters...

M/D: Pretty rough mouthfeel, medium body. Adequate CO2, good foam and llacing. Drinkable? Well, pretty good for the style, but it would be much better if the finish wasn't so bitter and strong coffee-like.

krunchie, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of NoLiberty
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a deep chestnut brown color with 2 finger foamy head that settles into no cap with mild edging and no lacing. Dark color, slightly cloudy and bigger bubbles but solid carbonation.

Aroma: Interesting aroma. Strong on the smoky notes, coffee, some dark chocolate, alcohol notes and mild hop bitterness. But overall it melds into a weird plasticy smell. It's not an entirely bad smell, but pretty different than anything I've had before.

Taste: The strange smell continues into the taste as well. Strong bitterness with roasted malt, smoke, and chocolate notes. Overall kind of a strong flavor in a relatively light-bodied beer. Starts roasted and coffee followed by middle sweetness and finishes dry with hop and toasted malt bitterness. Strong spiking flavors which are interesting but not entirely well blended.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation and sharp water profile. Light bodied and clean.

Drink: Unfortunately the unique flavor profiles makes it hard to drink much of this beer.

NoLiberty, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of Crosling
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draught, Monk's Cafe, Stockholm, Sweden. Black colored in the glass with a fine head. Aroma initially hints well of fudge cake and tiramisu, but it strangely fades after some time in the glass and turns a bit stale. Flavor is nicely balanced and unique, with espresso, toffee and peanut butter flavors. It lingers nicely on the palate with hints of Cappuccino. It's a fairly nice, unique, but not world class beer.

Crosling, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of baggio
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draught at Monks Cafe, Stockholm.

A: Dark with a reddish tone. Small ring of beige lace on top.

S: Licorice, Bitter chocolate, Roasted Malts.

T: Bitter chocolate, Espresso, Rye bread, Ash, Salt.

M: Quite filling with a very dry and bitter end. Medium carbonation.

Not bad, not bad at all. A really good porter that i think would be even better after being aged for a bit. I look forward to try it's big brother 1/1 Idjit sometime soon. Well worth a try!

baggio, Mar 18, 2008
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½ Idjit! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
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