D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.31/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours nearly black with a barely-there cap of brown foam. Seriously, this baby looks like tar flowing out of the bottle. I haven't seen a stout this dark since Founders' imperial. Lacing is nonexistent. The aroma is a fairly even blend of molasses, dark chocolate, and toasted bread with a kiss of alcohol.
The taste is very dark fruit forward at first blush, followed by molasses and cherry cough syrup in the middle. Dark chocolate, burnt toast, and char perform rearguard duties. A mild, tingling alcohol sensation permeates the taste from front to back, finally yielding in the finish. Slightly peppery, herbal hops meld nicely with the whole affair. The body is medium-heavy and the mouthfeel is thick, slick, and smooth. A very tasty residue of plums, dates, and currants lingers on the lips, adding a seductive extra dimension. The rich, tangy, charred character of D.O.R.I.S. is evocative of barbecued ribs and would probably pair well with such.
Overall, this is a damn tasty, smooth, rich, drinkable imperial stout. If I'm being picky, the cough syrup can become slightly cloying as it warms, and it could use a more substantial head for presentation purposes, but those are fairly minor grievances. Stout lovers won't be disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 01:37:57 | More by MaximalC
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