D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout - Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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Reviews by mkotsayfan:
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a deep black with a nice dark mocha head w/tight bubbles. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and slight coffee notes. The taste is very chocolately and malty, sweet but not too sweet. The mouthfeel is thick bodied with good carbonation, and it just finishes beautifully. Very little alochol burn, and the creaminess and silkiness, combined with being thick bodied but not too thick, make this exemplary (IMO) for an imperial stout.
A fantastic stout, Hoppin' Frog should consider giving this a barrel treatment...it could be something special as well.
07-22-2012 06:27:04 | More by mkotsayfan
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4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
03-25-2011 04:36:38 | More by Beaver13
4.53/5 rDev +7.3%
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!
06-26-2010 17:14:09 | More by merlin48
4.28/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
09-10-2011 20:20:09 | More by Mora2000
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
09-30-2011 01:24:47 | More by 1Adam12
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
04-11-2010 22:10:46 | More by kingcrowing
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
07-13-2012 22:52:19 | More by dogfishandi
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Acquired via trade
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.
10-13-2012 06:17:05 | More by ehammond1
4.05/5 rDev -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.
10-28-2010 22:26:25 | More by TKEbeerman
5/5 rDev +18.5%
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!
05-01-2013 00:06:25 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
01-24-2011 21:55:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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