Idjit! | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Sweden
dugges.se

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bark on 01-30-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
88
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
19.85%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 88
Reviews by DaveAnderson:
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3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle, the cap has 'Arg2014' and an expiration date of 6/11/17 printed on it, Swedish labeling. Pours dark brown with a small-sized khaki head; pretty pour. Smells of strong coffee, dark fruit, and some roasted malt. The taste follows closely with less coffee and more roasted malt and hops, but is very subdued/weak. Creamy, but pretty thin body for the style. Lower carbonation. Overall, the smell was promising but the flavor is bland.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Marius
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Roasted malts, tons of roasted and brewed coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Smoothish mouthfeel with a coffee bitter aftertaste. Damn good.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of MaxWildwood
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of akelmore
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has dark, roasted malts, some sugar and caramel and a hint of milk chocolate. Taste starts on the sweet side with malt and sugar flavors, middletaste has some spicy notes and the finish is more roasty and bitter, even a bit acidic. Medium to heavy body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it's a nice stout, leaning more towards the sweet side. Feels somehow classic.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of nataku00
3.78/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of sunnrider
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of parintele
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gtted
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
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

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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