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Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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BA SCORE
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165 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 35
Gots: 86 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ohiovania on 10-27-2013)
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4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just when you thought that the Hoppin' Frog ceiling was reached, the small Akron brewery busted through its BORIS threshold with DORIS, then with Barrel-Aged BORIS, so should Barrel-Aged DORIS be any surprise? ...yet it kinda was.

The bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout pours just as viscous, ominous and daring as the militant label suggests. Inky black and with the consistency of motor oil, the ale lumbers along with thick and densely layered foam. Like mousse, the head caps the beer during most of the session but eventually folds back in, leaving the beer still like coffee white it comes up to temperature.

Rich chocolaty aromas capture the essence of true cocoa that's laden with espresso and unmistakable bourbon. Its caramel, vanilla and oak fusion weaves through the boldly roasted aromas as a sweeter and spicier balance to the dry char and burnt cinder scent. Roasted fruits of blackcurrant, red grape and dark berries are greeted with a distinctive and spicy aniseed character as that first sip draws near.

Its charred taste is heartily of smoky chocolate, dark espresso roast, heavy burnt toast and roasted walnuts. An aura of campfire, dry cocoa and heavy whipping cream swirl to keep the flavors together. Even while finer elements of caramel, vanilla, toasted coconut and grilled cherries extend from the bourbony taste, the focus is squarely on the coffee and bitter chocolate. Though there's a lot going on, the taste is exquisitely balanced and properly proportioned. Finishing fruity and warmingly boozy a taste of peppercorn and fenel give a lasting fruit and spice balance to remind the taste buds that this is a British-style "Russian Imperial Stout" at heart.

The beer is unquestionably full bodied as it oozes with thick, chewy and cream textures. Despite its richness, the ale relies on high hop bitterness and astringency from both powdered cocoa and oak to balance the massive sweetness even in moutheel. Very warm and savory, the beer has an indefinite finish of chocolate and coffee.

BA DORIS is not simply your sweet imperial stout- its got a ton of dry roast, wood spice and bitterness to keep it nodding to the drier side. Save that sweeter and creamier tone for the BORIS family of Stout.

BEERchitect, Dec 18, 2013
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Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.