½ Idjit! | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by bark on 07-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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Photo of bwarren82
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$ 7.47/16.9 oz bottle ($0.441/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees. There are a couple of nicks on a dateline – between N and D and 11 and 12 – bottling date, BB date ?
Aroma of roasted malt, hint of licorice
Head small (< one cm, aggressive pour), light brown, very thin and skimpy froth, rapidly diminishing to irregular one to two mm ring and no layer
Lacing - none
Body dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – weak of roasted malt, stronger of licorice, no coffee. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, not quite creamy, nearly flat

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.5

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bomber in a snifter. This nice porter pours a deep dark muddy brown with a very nice head of light tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of light licorice and coffee dances about subtle smoke, dark cocoa, and dark fruit. Flavors follow the nose with dark cocoa and smoked malts, light black berries in the middle, and light coffee with a touch of anise on the back. Mouth feel is lightly carbonated and coating with a lightly chalky smoked aftertaste but a touch thin. A solid brew from a brewer I am relatively new to.

Cheers

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Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle

pours very dark brown, not much head. nice aroma of espresso and bitter cocao. similar flavors in the taste. good balance, neither sweet nor dry. bottom has a thick blob of solid slim. ug, the only negative of the beer, but a big turnoff.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chogm54
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Faroveryonder
2.92/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of UlfAndreas
4.31/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loverofthecraft
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of B33rcules
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of BrewsBr0ther
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Adam_Lifts
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Florya
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Tinnert
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of DefenCorps
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of cadaugherty
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Murrhey
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Purchased from Portland's Belmont Station for $9.87. Poured from a 500ml bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

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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½ Idjit! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
3.46 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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