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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 34
Gots: 94 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Ohiovania on 10-27-2013)
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Reviews by brewtus:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours darker than I've ever seen a beer pour, small dark tan head fade quickly
S- very pungent, tons of dark chocolate, lots of sweet milk, lots of sweet bourbon barrel, caramel, marshmallow, some coffee
T- starts with a rich dark roasty chocolate, great bourbon flavors, vanilla, lactose, some cappacinno, some booziness but not over the top
M- absolutely coats the tongue, so thick, so so thick. It's slightly dry, but fairly smooth. Oh and very thick
O- this was awesome, ipbecause the beer is so powerful, the barrel aging adds a great dynamic. The standard version is almost too much but the bourbon barrel is perfectly complimented to this beast of a stout. Glad I got one from a friend who grabbed it in Akron.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BEERchitect
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of frenchblood21
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz. bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Date of review is 2/7/14.

Appearance- The darkest black one can imagine. No light shines through whatsoever while held up to a bright light. Dark brown quarter-finger head that disappears right away. Beautiful lacing due to the hops.

Smell- Dark chocolate and coffee right up front. Then I get hops and bourbon. I hope the taste is EXACTLY like the nose.

Taste- Dark chocolate and bourbon hit me in the mouth! Then, as I had hoped, coffee and hops soon follow. So damn good!

Mouthfeel- Hoppy and thick at the same time. This beer is sweet and bitter somehow all at once.

Overall- Another grand slam from Hoppin Frog. It is little wonder why they are one of the world's best breweries. This is one of the top 15 beers I have ever had.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.39/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Thick viscous black. Small khaki head.

Smell - Licorice. Boozy chocolate and coffee roasted malts. A bit of bourbon.

Taste - Acrid smokey malts. Burnt malt. Very bitter. Some booziness. A little chocolatey.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and burnt. Very bitter.

Overall - Not impressed by this. I still haven't had a good bottle or version of Doris.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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