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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial StoutD.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 169
Gots: 393 | FT: 43
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010

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Ratings: 1,152 | Reviews: 411
Reviews by hackmann:
Photo of hackmann
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pitch black body; no head; a little dark tan rim; syrupy legs on the glass with each sip

Aroma: dark roasted notes; dark roast coffee; roasted grains, smoky, dark 70% chocolate like;

Flavors: just like the nose; the flavors come together for a great imperial stout; on their bottle they say ‘will overwhelm, satisfy, and destroy your taste buds…;’ I’ll just say that it satisfies my taste buds.

Mouthfeel: no carbonation; the alcohol spice tingles the tongue but it is not overwhelming; nice alcohol warmth on the finish; bitterness is pleasing and under control with hint of toasted caramel in the background; oily, slightly syrupy but not overpowering, full body

To the Point: a very pleasing Double Imperial Stout; a great sipper

More User Reviews:
Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out an extremely dark black, burnt up motor oil. about one fingers worth of some super dark brown head, creamy, good retention, and leaves some nice lace. this is a seriously dark looking stout.

super roasted, burnt charred malts are what i pick up most in the aroma. a bit of booze and dark fruits as well. dark dark cocoa.

again, big roasted, burnt malts, as well as some toasted/ roasted grain flavor. burnt char flavors are all over this. some dark dark chocolate plays off all the roasted malt with hints at times of dark fruits. finishes with a bitter cocoa roast flavor and a spicey, booze finish.

creamy, silky smooth. big body, carbonation is right where you would want it for a beer like this.

a solid imperial stout. i enjoyed this more than boris for sure. if this seen extended time in a bourbon barrel i think it could really be magical.

Photo of oberon
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours ink black with a much deeper than mocha colored head,brown sugar and char with a but load of earthy hops with become resiny in the "burps".Well crafted and the alcohol is big but doesn't punch you in the face.

Photo of Beaver13
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium creamy dark brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate malts, roast, grains, black licorice and a little charred leather.

The flavor is sweet chocolate with a lot of roast, black licorice, and a big charred bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty full and creamy.

Overall, a nice imperial stout. It's big, but not over the top. It's a little too much charry bitterness and black licorice for me. I think I liked the regular BORIS a bit better (both are better than the barrel aged IMO), but it would be fun to do a side by side.

Photo of merlin48
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing like another huge stout from the folks at Hoppin' Frog. Doris pours dark as night, like years old motor oil and just as viscous. Garnet hues on the fringes. No real head but a lasting collar and some spots of lace on the goblet.

Aroma features ripe red plums, chocolate covered cherries, pine hops, oatmeal, and a vinous note underneath.

Full body has a silky oatmeal creaminess and a subdued carbonation.

Taste is decadent. Creamy oatmeal, citrusy and earthy hops, cherries, red plums, figs, bittersweet chocolate, and just a hint of roasted coffee. Slight alcohol warmth. Finishes with a bitter roastiness.

The frog brewers know how to put together a big stout. Excellent production!

Photo of Mora2000
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to someone for sharing this at the May Freetail bottle release.

The beer pours a thick, motor oil looking black color with a small tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate, with a little bit of oats and alcohol mixed in. A very inviting aroma.

The flavor is similar. I get a lot of bitter roasted malt, as well as some bitter chocolate. There is also some intense coffee in the flavor which goes well with the other things that are going on. There is a creamy, oat quality to the flavor and mouthfeel that I also like.

Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice beer.

Photo of 1Adam12
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you to misterhops for this.
Pours black as night. Small brown head. Nose is amazing. I can smell it from a couple feet away from the glass. Loads of chocolate and malt. Smells huge. Taste is very dark chocolate forward, followed by malts, nothing very extraordinary here, but very nicely flavored. Mouthfeel, believe it or not, I feel is too light. I thought this would be heavier, and thicker. It is easy to drink, and creamy. I wonder what it would be if Ohio didn't have that stupid ABV law. Not a trace of alcohol in this at all until I stand up. Overall, this is very very good. The flavor lingers in my mouth for a long long time. My tongue feels coated with the beer. I've wanted a bottle of this for a long time, and it did not disappoint.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a very dark oily hick black with a really nce dark brown fluffy head. Nose is pretty boozy but also malty and rich with some light hops.

Taste is rich and sweet, sharp and sweet with some very light hoppiness. Mouthfeel is really rich and full very creamy and tasty. Boozier than Boris but still tasty.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am drinkling a 2012 vintage in January 2015. Very fruity and pruney nose, pitch black with a dark tan head, very rich, pruney, sherry, port, roast over a biscuit flavor that really works here. There are wet papery cardboard flavors there but the rich dark malt flavors, the fruit, the dried fruit and prune balance this oxidized flavor out and it all works. This is very rich, very creamy, slightly below average carbonation, some chocolate and coffee especially in the after tastes. Big and bold.

Photo of ehammond1
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, match1112!

Black throughout with a very small dark brown head; thick and substantial, but not quite menacing. This leaves small dots of stick down the glass.

Full, complete aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, and ground coffee beans. Nice.

The flavor shines, with rich roast, bitter chocolate, and espresso combining incredibly well. There's perhaps just the hint of a dark fruit character, and personally, I'm happy I don't detect any licorice/anise character. Rich, bold flavors; the lingering cocoa powder/bitter chocolate finish is very much appreciated.

Near full in body with low-moderate carbonation. No trace of alcohol. I wish it was a bit creamier, but I'm only nitpicking.

A delicious, complete, flavorful imperial stout.

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours jet black with another dark head that tends to leave a lot better lacing then BORIS. Really, this is brew is up there with the absolute best looking stouts.

S: Hops are present in this version of DORIS, along with a hot alcohol tinge. Roasted malt, with a lot less chocolate and coffee than regular BORIS, or even BABORIS, proving again how difficult it is to brew these big stouts.

T: The flavor follow suit. The "D" in "DORIS" stands for Double the hops. Lots of hops. It's hard to tell behind the large amount of roasted malt, but there is a slight fruit like note to the hops. This stout is a little more roastier than BORIS, but again is lacking the coffee and chocolate notes.

MF: Mouthfeel is thinner than BORIS, and this brew is all around a bit rougher.

D: Along with the mouthfeel, drinkability has suffered here too. Really this brew is a little too hot right now.

Overall, DORIS is good without being great. I'll pull my other DORIS out of the cellar around 2015.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured bomber into 34oz mug. Darkest pour I have ever seen, jet black with a thick, dense dark brown head that doesn't go anywhere, leaving lots of lacing. Smells of chocolate, bourbon, sweet malt and coffee. Taste is bitter baking chocolate, some bourbon sweetness in the middle, and ending with a coffee bitter aftertaste that swing in way late, rounding out nicely. Insanely delicious, with one of the fullest mouthfeels I've had. This is definitely a "double oatmeal RIS". This is now one of my favorite stouts. Incredibly well-done!

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big dark pour, tan head, sometimes I wonder why I even bother to repeat the same things over and over about these massive stouts in terms of appearance.

Aroma, thick and chocolatey. Didn't smell of alcohol, quite an accomplishment at this abv.

A very dark chocolate taste, thick viscosity to this one, yet creamy enough for balance thanks to the oatmeal I would guess. Caramel, coffee and vanilla have a presence as well.

This was a very slow drinking bottle split between myself and my brother over Christmas 2010. Didn't really have a hop presence, but I sat on this one for about 8 months. From my experience, it may be the slightly acidic coffee that left people thinking they were tasting citrusy hops.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off the label with D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer double imperial stout with the stout lettering constructed with hammers and sickles. 70 IBUs and 10.5% abv with thunderbolts in the background of the frog. BTW, DORIS stands for Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout. Appears in my glass with a full two fingers worth of dark mocha tan head forming thick chunks of lacing. THe body pours like used motor oil pitch black in my glass eats up all the visible light spectrum. Aroma has a strong hint of soy sauce, with creamy dark chocolate notes coming up...a nice earth dark roasted coffee hints of tree bark and herbal hops coming in as well. The heat is well hideen in both the nose and the flavor, this opens up with big dark bitter notes and again hints of salty soy sauce. More dark chocolate and hints of dark coffee with cream added, a touch of vanilla big dark beer components that just work in this beer. Herbal accented back ground hops even though are added in number are really overshadowed by the large amounts of nearly burnt roasted dark barley.
Mouthfeel is a full bodied onslaught of malt, chewy texutre slow bubbled carbonation pushing the body along. Overall wow factor is exponential but man I love their Silk Porter run through fresh coffee beans just as well. One of the biggest stouts I've come across to date, I will always love the Hoppin' Frog dark offerings including BORIS, BA aged BORIS, and DORIS.

Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 22(?)oz bottle.
Feel: Full thick body with excellent carbonation. Some alcohol evident.

Rich well-balanced flavor (although not quite as rich as the extreme Prairie Pirate Noir consumed beforehand). Bitter/sweet ratio kept in balance. Some coffee, especially in the aftertaste.

Photo of PeterParker
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Photo of glid02
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, SC.

Pours black with a 1.5-finger dark brown head. The head slowly recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust and almost beefy roasted malts with good amounts of sweet oatmeal and dark chocolate. As the beer warms the amorphous oatmeal aromas increase a bit.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by unexpected amounts of deep citrus hop flavors. Midway through the sip smooth oatmeal and dark chocolate flavors take over the flavor profile, carrying through to a solidly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is better than I thought. I never caught myself saying this was absurdly drinkable but after looking down at my glass I realized I'd had nearly all of it in a very short time period.

Overall I wasn't blown away by this beer but it's a solid beer for the style with more hops than most. Worth a shot.

Photo of Beer21
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black as night with a rapidly receding coffee colored thin head of foam.

The aroma is full of chocolate and caramel. It smells very sweet to met with vapors of alcohol. Very reminiscent of a strong stout. I like it.

Coffee comes through very early with this beer and lingers between sips. It is a little harsh for me on the back end.

Very thick on the palate and is a bit chewy. Strongly alcoholic with minimal carbonation.

Overall I like this beer as an imperial stout, however I have had better. Compared to my favorites it is a little bit too coffeeish. But it is still a great beer.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours a jet black body wit a swirl of thin foam film on top and no sign of carbonation through that body. With each sip the beer stains the glass monetarily.

S- The fresh black malt has an inky quality with some graham and oat notes and a popcorn quality underneath.

T- The black malt flavor is smooth with notes of charcoal and a light berry quality to the it. There is a faint touch of sweetness to the beer and a slight pungent green finish. The mellow inky black malt flavor lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a soft alcohol bite and a thick texture that coats the mouth a bit.

O- The very smooth rich, inky black malt is supported by some nice malt qualities and the alcohol adds some good support.

Photo of hughesm4
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a- Pours a pitch black with a minimal amount of head. With a very aggressive pour there was still very little head.
s- There is a strong roasted oats smell. Along with a very sweet malty aroma.
t- This is a very rich beer. A very heavy sweet taste with a hint of coffee towards the end of the drink. I had a drink of this a couple of months ago and it has aged extremely well.
m/d- Extremely full bodied. it is a very sweet enjoyable drink that sticks around in the mouth well after the drink. There is a very strong coffee taste for an imperial stout. I expected a little more sweeter beer, but roasted malt is on the menu for this one. A nice beer to cap off the night.

Photo of 05Harley
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2010

Purchased @ Julio's Liquors, Westborough, Mass.

Price - $13.99/bomber

Hoppin Frog does it again! Come on guy's brewed once :( Lets get this one on the regular menu. She's making a strong run at Breakfast Stout.

Appearance: Wow, this looks damn good. Deep brown head that disappears quick leaving just a ring around the glass. Pitch black brew, I mean black as night. Swirl it around the glass and it sticks like motor oil. My only complaint is I wish the deep brown head would stick around a little longer.

Smell: Boozy with deep roasted malt and coffee beans.

Taste: Black licorice, chocolate and espresso flavors. Not as sweet as B.O.R.I.S this one has hops and alcohol. Terrific balance.

Mouthfeel: Thick and heavy. Very little carbonation. Alcohol warmth Ends with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Yeah, I like it! Not too sweet and has a hop finish that sticks around the taste buds for awhile. I was fortunate enough to have picked up a few of these and will age one or two for a Fall campfire.

Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Jet oil murk. maybe a mm of mocha head around rim. super thick. zero lacing.

S- Really nice. Chocolate, toffee, expresso, slight roast, faint hops, coffee

T - Goodness. wow. initial- sweet roasted chocolate, carmel and coffee- this is excellent. finish - hoppy with a side of smoke (but not that bad porter smoke taste), and a pinch of excellently place booz

M - Very frothy and creamy, but not the super velvet feel. pops in mouth.

O - Really impressed. The hops added in the finish was an excellent addition to the already super B.O.R.I.S. Very impressed with Hoppin Frog. highly recommended.

Photo of rivalrome
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at Mellow Mushroom in Orlando, served in a 22oz. Bomber into an oversized snifter.

I have a bottle of BORIS in the fridge that I haven't tried just yet, so it looks like I'm skipping him and headed right for his larger, bolder sister. Pours a syrupy midnight black, reminiscent of tar. Very faint dark brown head that dissipates quickly but leaves ample lacing on the glass.

Smells strongly of malts, coffee, chocolate, and hints of licorice.

Wow, totally impressed! I feel like if I have BORIS after drinking this bad girl I'd be disappointed. Tastes like coffee and strong dark chocolates with a peppery aftertaste.

Extremely full bodied with a light yet fresh aftertaste. Feels like liquid marshmellow swishing around in your mouth, but it's absolutely fantastic. Beer milkshake, ho!

I could have gone long on past the 22oz, but I wasn't willing to pay for another bomber. I'll take the bottle home and add it to the collection and reminisce of this one for years to come. An amazing brew!

Serving type: bottle

Photo of masemase
1.17/5  rDev -72.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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/* Its black, real black, with a small brown head

S- in a word not good. the overwhelming smell is of raisins. it is _so_ sweet with what i think are slight hints of chocolate and coffee but the syrupy-sweet raisin/port aroma burn my nose too much to really get a good smell.

T- oh boy. raisins everywhere! just about everything i dislike in an alcoholic drink. i can feel the hangover with every sip of this syrupy sweet beer. it is jagermiester minus the anise flavor.

M- syrupy. coating the mouth and tongue and belly

O-I've been drinking beer for a long time and taking notes on what I drink. There is literally no beer that I've tasted that I want to drink less than this beer. Perhaps it's because I don't ike port? does everyone else that reviewed this like port? Honestly, I'm just confused as to the high ratings. I like Imperial Stouts, but not this one.

Photo of GilGarp
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber served cool into a goblet. No date on the bottle.

Appearance on the pour is that of used motor oil - smooth, viscous, and flat. A little bit of head forms eventually and settles slowly.

Aroma is rich and roasty. Strong coffee and chocolate with a good hop presence for an imperial stout.

Flavor is also really intense but with much more bitterness that sweetness. The hops provide the majority of the bitter taste but the roasted malts do their part too.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and carbonation is a little on the high side. Alcohol is apparent both in the mouth and on the way down. Nice and warming.

Overall a good imperial stout but a bit out of balance on the bitter side. Also a bit harsh in terms of alcohol. BORIS is the better of the two.

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D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.