D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured into a tasting glass
A - Dark as a black hole and thick. Dark brown head with small tight bubbles. Leaves clear residue on sides of glass that is a warning of the alcohol content.
S - Grassy and citrusy hop aroma. Alcohol is evident in nose, especially as the beer warms. Firm coffee and chocolate malt aroma.
T - Strong chocolate and coffee with a hefty backing of grapefruit. Normally I don't like a strong American hop presence in a dark beer, but this beer has found a nice balance between the roast and the citrus. Slight mineral, chalky quality. Very firm bitterness which is keeping the slightly sweet finish well in check.
M - Thick, full bodied with medium to low carbonation which lends to a very smooth beer. Warming alcohol even from a few ounce sample.
O - When Hoppin' Frog decides to brew this beer again, I am definitely seeking it out again. However, I am a little torn on what to do with this beer. I think the alcohol could use a little age to mellow, but the hop flavor and aroma contribute a lot to this beer. This beer could be a little better if the alcohol was a little more blended with the rest of the flavors but the hop aroma and flavor was retained.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 03:46:26 | More by bevenson
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