D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. I had to give it a pretty rough pour to get 1 finger of dark tan head (which quickly dissipated - not surprising with ABV this high). The pour was quite black and viscous. On the nose I'm getting typical RIS aromas of char, dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate.
Full-bodied flavor with a really nice, creamy mouthfeel. One thing immediately worth nothing: this beer is quite bitter, even for a RIS. A brief bit of chocolaty sweetness is quickly overcome by strong bitter flavors. The bitterness accompanies strong roasted malt in the front of the palate and intensify as the beer's flavor develops. In the back of the palate, the bitterness is met by a warming, fairly strong hit of alcohol. The two flavors both linger well in the mouth long after swallowing.
DORIS is another outstanding stout from Hoppin' Frog. I probably won't buy this gain, but only because I prefer BORIS and Barrel-aged BORIS to DORIS. Still, fans of big, roasty stouts (and who isn't one?) should seek this one out, especially if they like bitter RISs.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2012 01:56:36 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.56/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Look: Syrupy pour with small, very thick, creamy and dark, chocolaty head. Has relatively fast, but smooth retention, leaves a very thick, thin layer that mostly diminishes over time - very little lacing (but good, fine when the layer was still present) as a consequence. Haven't seen many as dark as this one, pitch black with brown hue.
Smell: Wonderful, the first thing I've noticed is the freshness from fruity/herbal hops and light dark wood berries sourness. Amounts of hops detected are surprising. The berries are accompanied by black currant, dry raisins and figs. All this makes a very fresh feeling. Then there is the deep roast, chocolate is dominant (mix of milk and dark) and mocha. A strong sweet backbone. Smell is full and fat but not stuffy - good counterbalance is made with fresh hops and berry esters. Also some faint alcohol crawls out when the beer warms up.
Taste: Pleasant medium sweetness with strong milk chocolate and mocha notes, that goes into even stronger dark roasted dynamics that end up in the medium-high bitterness. The bitter part starts with roast, chocolate notes and at the end goes dark roasted coffee, burned toast with light to medium hops to keep the harmony going - these make up a pleasant after-taste. In between there are still present light dark berry and currant sour notes with some dry fruits lingering on your lips. Strong hops come back every time you burp. Hint of alcohol present towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Full medium-heavy body, creamy enough, but not the fattest stout out there. Low-medium carbonation, suiting. Very light warming from the alcohol.
Overall: A massive one, good counterbalance with hops to the big dark malt character full of deep roast. Can't wait to get my hands on the barrel-aged one.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 08:04:08 | More by tmzl
4.85/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours pitch black with a tiny dark brown head that almost instantly vanishes. No lacing.
Rich sweet coffee, chocolate, leathery, bit of dark fruit. Very sweet and smells so amazing.
MMM. Taste follows smell. Chocolatey coffeelike sweetness. So amazing.
Thick, slick, and full. Warming alcohol aftertaste. Almost no carbonation.
This is one of my favorite stouts ever. Possibly the best stout out there. At least as far as what's available to me. Simply amazing. Near perfect stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:34:13 | More by PeterParker
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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