Moord & Doodslag (Disputin) | Brouwerij De Molen

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Moord & Doodslag (Disputin)Moord & Doodslag (Disputin)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly named "Rasputin," then labeled as "Disputin" due to a dispute with North Coast over the name. Also has been called "Cease & Desist".

Added by ChainGangGuy on 03-30-2008

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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,frothy,beige head
-raisins,plums,cooked potatoes,syrupy,caramel
-raisins,syrup,grassy,coffee,dark chocolate
-finishes dry
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
The Aroma is disappointing, the Taste is very good.
De Molen has certainly better Imperial Stouts available.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moord & Doodslag, Disputin, call it what you want, my bottle says Rasputin. I've heard some great thing about it but I think it's just an average imperial stout.
quite dark, small head. It's quite messy. Mostly nuts and chocolate in smell and taste. It's very boozy all along. You've got some earthy and grassy hops in there but it's really far to what I call a Russian Imperial Stout. Moderate carbonation and a bit thin for an imperial stout. It's not a bad beer but you can find too much off flavour (band aid, phenols) in there it's not enjoyable as some other examples of the style.

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Photo of Bronzewaite
4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroof1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An abundance of cereal grain, roasted malts, dark coffee, and chocolate overwhelm the nose. Caramel, raisins, and some milky chocolate also surface once you give the brew some time. Smells like a "typical" Russian Imperial Stout but with an unusually pronounced cereal aroma at the onset.

Aroma is well-mirrored on the palate; the cereal makes a brief cameo before it's kicked off the stage by a formidable presence of medium-roast espresso, figs, and bitter cacao nibs. A slight brown sugary sweetness follows the cacao-like bitterness, but the overall finish is quite dry.

Rasputin is nowhere as thick and as creamy as Ol' Raspy but still holds its own quite formbidably. Medium-bodied, with a chewy consistency. Close to no carbonation, with absolutely no booze burn

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hell for the price and age of this brew, which sat almost 2 years in the beer store prior to my purchase alongside one year in my cellar, this is a really fantastic and EASY DRINKING beer that tastes to me like a 5-6% ABV stout. So crazily does this dark ale settle with the palate that ultimately renders it crushable; in no way is Rasputin, produced by North Coast Brewing, any better in my mind than this fantastic beer. If this came in six packs, I would never choose any other imperial stout to casually drink in my leisure!

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 206 of 524 (Brewed on 08 May 2008)

Appearance: Pours the color of black coffee, with a very modest head that fades to a ringlet; numerous squiggles of lacing drape the chalice

Smell: Chocolate covered raisins, Sherry, roast and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee (blueberries)

Taste: Chocolate and blueberry forward, with Sherry and dark fruit elements building; some roasted tones develop, after the swallow, but the chocolate and fruit intermingle into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not many beers can hold up for eight years (although the bottle suggests this one can last 25) and I suspect that time has tempered the 10.7% ABV and modified the flavors somewhat; still, the fruity aspect here is something I really enjoy and is missing from so many domestically brewed Russian Imperial Stouts; I am giving this one high marks for bringing the fruit back into the flavor profile - I have been looking for this for a long time

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in chalice from the bottle here a Cerveceria Esparte here in Conil, Spain. Vintage bottle date 12/18/2014, labeled as Rasputin.

Appearance: Thin black body with a lighter tan head rising about half a finger's length and barely dropped after two or three sips. When it warms down, drops to nada.

Smell: Light scent of of barley and sweet malts. Coffee not espresso undertone.

Taste: Bitter brew, coffee with small dose of sugars. Malts are incredibly strong, come off juicy like a black ipa but definitely closer to the stout character it was born to be.

Mouth: Medium body with a slight heavy carbonation. Sticky coffee with milk finish.

Overall: Great find, took me a bit to find here BA from by reviewed it with a smile on my face. Not super unique but worth grab...Salud!

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Photo of Dentist666
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Named as "Rasputin", ABV 10.4%

Served on tap in a De Molen stemmed glass at Wishbeer, Bangkok.

The showcase comes with dark brown hue with some reddish tinge. Medium foamy tan head stands with average retention before gradually subsiding to thin frothy sheet on the surface along with some lacing.

Cocoa, creamy chocolate, big roasted, vanilla, cherry bourbon, dark bread, a bit spice, citric hop, alcohol perfume, all of these aromas blending nicely.

Significant malty sweetness overwhelms with a profile of roasted barley, alcohol poking through with a sweet warming touch reminding of sweet bourbon. Bitterness from hop is at the almost end where a note of trademark astringency from roasted malt wraps up the palate in the finish.

The body is full with chewy and semi-smooth mouthfeel, rather low to medium carbonation, very dry finish.

This beer has big sweetness from its malty goodness to satisfy the sweet tooth. Alcohol is not quite hidden but a punch to your face, anyway, good sipping beer.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on trade. Served at 10deg C in a challis. 330ml bottle

A- Opens well but pours no head at all. Slight film and it's gone in seconds. Nice dark brown colour though

S- Tobacco. Raisins. Sweet

T- Molasses. Sweet. Tobacco. Nice blend and the spices are nicely put together. Has a mellow nature and can go down pretty quickly if you don't watch.

M- Thick and rich going down then dries out. Pretty sticky though.

O- Nice blend. Will buy again if I see it.

Food Pairing

This rather rich and thick brew went well with...... Brazed beef short ribs slow cooked in a tomato and onion sauce


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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter---whoa---what a stout! Pours a deep muddled blackish brown with a moderate head of foam that subsides to a thick ring, subtle pool, and light lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, strong raisin notes, and deeply roasted malts. Flavors follow the nose with rich dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee on the front and sides, raisin notes mingle in the middle with notes of heavy char and subtle cream that fades to a sweet and boozy chocolate and coffee drenched beast of a brew. Slick and full mouth feel, light carbonation, and a coating yet warming finish. Excellent.


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Photo of Gregaroo
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/5/17 - So good. Just a little smokey today. My dessert beer on Monday during PBW.
11-30-16 - Again on tap at Monk's. Tasty with an earthy feel and aftertaste. No head and no lacing. Easy drinking.
3-28-16 - Cease and Desist On tap at Monk's in Philly. Served in a tall stemmed tulip. No head. Dark brown. Not too sweet, yet oh so tasty. Wish I could stay for one more. Get some soon.

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Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Black bodied but the head which is tanned retreats to the rim of he glass a little too sharpish
Smells of good coffee and malt like ovaltine
Similar taste it's almost a dark chocolate malteser
Deceptively easy drinking
Good stuff indeed

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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