Idjit! | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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90 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Jason1337
1/5  rDev -74.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.24/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Muddy brown with a decent caramel chocolate aroma. Unfortunately there is a rancid sewer water taste on the finish with a filmy mouthfeel. Kinda gross.

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Photo of akelmore
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of DaveAnderson
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 bark
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Vintage: Probably 2010.

The colour is very dark brown (80 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick beige compact head sinks quickly to a thin lid.

Caramel and coffee drops dominates the smell. Chocolate, rye bread and molasses. Some wet paint and solvents in the background.

The intensive taste is sweet with notes of dark chocolate/cocoa, hot alcohol, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper corns) and ripe plums/prunes. Some bitterness and hints of oil paint in the background. Medium to full body. Distinct notes of pumpernickel and some mature cheese in the aftertaste, and some alcohol. The rather short finish got dark rye bread and a touch of sweet liquorice.

The carbonation is medium strong (it gets stale quite quickly), the many bubbles fresh and very small. The liquid is thick and a bit sticky.

When this beer was fresh, the flavours were all over the place. It is much smoother now after five years, but it is not as elegant and mature as I had hoped for.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Stout_Combo
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Yabev15
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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 BMMillsy
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of sunnrider
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Photo of Ant4711
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Kaizoku
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of KAF
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 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 Georgiabeer
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Idjit! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
3.98 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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