D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
22oz bomber bought on sale from Binny's
A: Pours out thick, as thick a beer I've seen in some time. Puts KBS to shame in terms of viscosity if that counts for anything. Black as motor oil and topped with a decent sized, half and inch worth of bubbly, chocolaty brown head.
S: Pretty seriously hopped, reminds me of Nightstalker. Pineapple and other fancy tropical and sweet fruits
T/MF: Softly carbonated with the massive doses of hops providing a lot of traction on the tongue that otherwise would be lacking in this beer. Taste is sort of difficult to describe for me, other than that I can say it seems like a more abrasive Nightstalker, has sort of the character of a black IPA in the beginning stages then moving into licorice/baker's chocolate bitterness. Given a bit of time to warm this beer takes on a sweeter character, a bit of a buttery chocolate, maybe a bit of coffee and cream mixed in with this unrelenting hoppiness.
D: Hmmmm, not really sure how I feel about this beer. The hops seem to be a bit too forward and appear to cover up the "stoutier" aspects of this beer. Things just are not gelling with me like I would have liked it too. Can't really say I'd give this beer another chance, even if to cellar, unless it was on sale again. I will say one thing about the beer though, it certainly don't feel as big as it portends to be.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2010 02:57:19 | More by bluemoonswoon
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