D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 22oz bottle into my snifter. A touch under room temp.
Nice looking beer. Pitch black with a nice ring of reddish-brown foam. Rich and thick looking. Good start!
Smell is wonderful. Not too boozy, but there is some alcohol in the nose. There's also a really nice roasted malt with some coffee, chocolate, and even roasted nut teases (or something else that's a little off).
Taste is a wild ride. Tons of roasted malt, some molasses sweetness, more roasted malt, some ethanolic hints, roasted, no, burned malt. This has a huge flavor peak and some lingering bitterness. It leaves a hell of a taste in your mouth. Some chocolate and coffee. Altogether well done but not as cohesive or complex as I would like - this is like rampantly bitter.
Mouthfeel is thick and satisfying but could be a touch thicker. Carb is spot on.
Overall, this was nice. But B.O.R.I.S. is such a perfect beer that this can't keep up with the bar that was set. It's good but not elite, glad to have a few bottles to see if it cools down and gels over the next few years. I'd take any BORIS (including all 3 BA batches) over this anyday.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2010 18:15:53 | More by jampics2
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