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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: 1,009
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 148
Gots: 352 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 03-26-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

hellhammermario, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bird22, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

RyanTheLion13, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ahbithwabm, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Tidesox28, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

This comes in a very deep black color as expected with a dark brown head.

The aroma has a roasted malt and tons sweet chocolate. Rich toffee and caramel sweetness. There's also lots of umami and a bit of booze int he back.

The flavor is creamy strong roasted malt and burnt coffee or mocha espresso. It's a very deep and rich beer. There's also some hoppiness in there that I sense, instead of roasted malt bitterness. As it warms up, there's some dark fruit in there.

There is a boozy middle and finish. It is a big roast and dark rich beer bomb.

A really full mouthfeel on this beer from the oatmeal.

A really fantastic Russian Imperial.

dar482, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

assman79, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

InfragilisBrew, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

My pour is a burnt char mahogany black color with a nice creamy mocha froth on top.

The aroma hits hard with smooth dark chocolate, roasted malt, some espresso, and a bit of smoke.

As this was tasted side by side with BORIS, it is interesting to see the distinction between the two. Overall, this has a fuller and less bitter flavor. It is not too far on the sweet end of the spectrum either. The roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors are allowed to shine through without having any cloying aspect to the flavor. Some smoke, creamy espresso, and a bit of dark fruits add further depth to the flavor.

A big, thick, viscous body really adds to my enjoyment of this beer, accounting for a slightly higher score than BORIS. The carbonation is about the same; they both have moderately full, creamy carbonation that works well with the beer.

Overall, I found this to be a well-made, balanced, and enjoyable full-bodied imperial stout.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

riemster, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours a thick, viscous, jet black coloring with a thin, foamy, dark brown head that quickly settles out on the surface. Aromas of biscuit, dark baker's chocolate, coffee, toasted grains, a hint of smoke, and some earthy/woody tones. Booze hints on the nose, also. Flavors are extremely rich, with a base of dark, bitter baker's chocolate and a hint of bitter, roasted coffee. Ribbons of earthy and woody tones throughout, with a vanilla and molasses highlight, also. Very reach and smoothly blended. There is some bitter hopping that cleans the palate nicely at the end, which is an impressive feat given how rich and robust everything is. Roasted grain highlights show through every once in a while, too, which also helps to balance the rich and dark flavors. The aftertaste is rich chocolate and molasses, with a touch of smoke and bitter hops. Slick, smooth finish with a rich, robust linger that coats the palate and the mouth. Very strong, but surprisingly drinkable. This beer definitely opens up as it warms. Wow.

GarthDanielson, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

goblin7704, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Snikwad1020, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Lucho, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

greg4579, Jun 07, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a straight black, thick cloud. Head dissipates rapidly.
Lots of sweet roasted malts, cooked sugar, and some dark chocolate.
I didn't pickup much beyond roasted malt and cooked sugar.
You notice the hop bite and chewiness. Coats the mouth but quickly goes thin.
I don't drink many DIS as it takes me forever to drink. This is a great brew that is good to share.

kguard, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jkane101, Jun 05, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Big thanks to alelover for this treat!

Among the darkest beers I've seen... solid black body showing zero clarity and producing an intimidatingly dark chocolate brown head. Booze legs paint the glass along bits of quick lace.

The oatmeal usage is still quite apparent right out of the gate. Fudge and brownie, oats, cookie dough... the sweetness is as minimal as you could ask for, given these descriptors.

More of the same. Chocolate chip cookies, mild alcohol warmth, thick fudge brownie, nice dry hop bitterness fends off an otherwise unavoidable dessert quality. It's a bit reminiscent of Ten Fidy in a number of ways. I'm really enjoying this one.

Thanks Joel!

yamar68, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bcm75, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

GuttaMane138, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

22oz bottle. Pour looks like used motor oil with a half inch of dark brown head that dissipates rapidly. Minimal lacing. The aroma is very sweet with lots of oatmeal, vanilla and dark chocolate. Hints of earth and coffee. The taste is sweet dark chocolate with some roasted malts and burnt coffee. Notes of vanilla and sweet oatmeal but this beer is mostly dark, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet but not overly so. Boozey and rich. Silky but heavy mouthfeel. Slow sipper all the way, best paired with a glass of water. Overall, this is a big, rich stout that may be a bit overpriced but is still very good.

PicoPapa, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

woodchip, May 31, 2013
D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout from Hoppin' Frog Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.